Poolbeg Pharma announced the appointment of key former executives of Amryt Pharma plc to its leadership team. David Allmond will join Poolbeg Pharma as Chief Business Officer from 1 December 2023. David was previously Chief Business Officer at Amryt and was instrumental in putting in place the global commercial infrastructure at Amryt which supported its revenue growth from c. USD 1.5 million when he joined in 2016, to approaching USD 250 million some six years later, when Amryt was sold to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.P.A. David played a pivotal role in Amryt, acquiring the Lojuxta distribution rights for Europe and the Middle East in 2016 and joined Amyrt thereafter.

Lojuxta became Amryt's first approved, revenue generating product. David also played a very significant role in Amryt's acquisition of Aegerion in 2019 and Chiasma Pharmaceuticals in 2021. Previously, he played a key role leading the EMEA team at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and was the Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing at Celgene during a period of very rapid growth for the company having previously established Celgene's UK operating company and led their marketing and market access team for EMEA.

John McEvoy will become SVP, Chief Legal Officer, at Poolbeg from 1 January 2024. John was Global General Counsel at Amryt from 2017 and continued in his role at Amryt following its sale to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.P.A. earlier this year. John played an instrumental role in Amryt's rapid growth, leading the acquisition of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in 2019 and Chiasma Pharmaceuticals in 2021.

He also led the company's dual-listing on Nasdaq in 2020 and its subsequent sale to Chiesi. John is a qualified lawyer in the US (New York), England & Wales, and Ireland.