Benitec CEO Resigns; Will Management Shake-Up Change Firm s Litigious Ways? | GenomeWeb

Benitec announced this week that Chairman and CEO John McKinley has stepped down as head of the company.

According to the Australian RNAi-based drugs developer, COO Sara Cunningham — a co-founder of Avocel, which Benitec acquired for $5 million in stock last May — has become acting CEO. Meanwhile, Raymond Whitten, a Benitec director, has been appointed chairman. McKinley will continue to serve as a non-executive director.

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