Mr. McElhaugh joined Arbutus in July 2014 and has served as our Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director since January 2024. Prior to this, Mr. McElhaugh served as our Chief Operating Officer and as our Chief Business Officer. Mr. McElhaugh has more than 20 years of scientific, strategic, transactional, and commercial experience spanning various operating roles within the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. McElhaugh joined Arbutus when it merged with OnCore Biopharma where he was a co-founder and served as its Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he was the Director, Hepatitis C Worldwide Commercialization at Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Prior to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. McElhaugh was the Director, Business Development and Market Analytics at Pharmasset, Inc. and remained in that role following the acquisition by Gilead Sciences Inc. Mr. McElhaugh also held various positions at Viropharma, Inc. and at Merck and Co., Inc. Mr. McElhaugh received his B.S. degree from St. Joseph’s University, his M.S. degree from Thomas Jefferson University and his M.B.A. degree from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.