Renalytix Appoints Ann Berman to its Board of Directors
Berman serves on the board of Loews Corporation, is a member of the board of trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess, and is a former chief financial officer of Harvard University
NEW YORK and SALT LAKE CITY, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Renalytix plc (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) today announced the appointment of Ann E. Berman to its board of directors. She will chair the board’s audit committee and serve as member of the nomination committee.
Ms. Berman currently serves on the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), a $14.5 billion market capitalization company with subsidiaries that include CNA Financial. In addition, Ms. Berman is a member of the board of trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she is the chair of the compliance and risk committees and Immuneering Corporation where she chairs the audit committee.
“We are delighted to have a professional of Ann’s capabilities on board as Renalytix enters into a substantial growth phase,” said Christopher Mills, interim chairman, Renalytix. “Her leadership and operational experience will be invaluable to helping us drive shareholder value.”
Ms. Berman commented, “Renalytix is doing important and exciting work in improving the care and treatment of kidney disease. I am very pleased to contribute my expertise to advancing the company and supporting its goals.”
Preceding her retirement in 2009, Ms. Berman served as chief financial officer of Harvard University. During her tenure at Harvard, Ms. Berman was responsible for financial strategy, policy and planning, financial reporting and operations, treasury and risk management, and various audit functions. As part of her role, she served on the board of Harvard Management Company, the investment management firm for Harvard University’s endowment. Before joining Harvard University, from 1978 to 1985, Ms. Berman was a partner with Richard A. Eisner & Co., an accounting firm. She began her career in finance at Price Waterhouse & Co.
Ms. Berman is a certified public accountant who is qualified as a financial expert for audit committee leadership, with extensive experience overseeing audit-related matters, enterprise risk management, internal audit, cybersecurity, and compliance. Ms. Berman earned a B.A. in French language and literature at Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Renalytix (LSE: RENX) (NASDAQ: RNLX) is a developer of artificial intelligence-enabled clinical in vitro diagnostic solutions for kidney disease, one of the most common and costly chronic medical conditions globally. The Company’s lead product is KidneyIntelX, which has been granted Breakthrough Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and which is being designed to help make significant improvements in kidney disease prognosis, transplant management, clinical care, patient stratification for drug clinical trials, and drug target discovery (visit www.kidneyintelx.com). For more information, visit www.renalytix.com.
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AIM Rule regulatory disclosures
In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, Ann Elyse Berman (aged 69) holds or has held in the past 5 years the following directorships and partnerships:
|Current||Past 5 years|
|Loews Corporation||Cantel Medical Corporation|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center||Eaton Vance Corporation|
Save for the disclosures above, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with AIM Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.