Executive Management


Kathryn Hayashi, President & Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn Hayashi is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AAPS, the commercialization arm of TRIUMF – Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.  Prior to AAPS, Ms. Hayashi was the Founding Chief Financial Officer of The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and CDRD Ventures Inc, Canada’s national drug development and commercialization engine. As part of the founding team that started CDRD in 2007, she worked to develop a new partnership based model for translating and commercializing Canadian innovation and secure public and private sector funding totaling more than $230M.  At CDRD she worked with a strong business-focused team to complete multiple transactions including the creation of 6 spin out companies (including a significant M&A exit) to establish CDRD as a leader in pre-clinical translational research and commercialization.

Ms. Hayashi also presides as a Director and Audit Committee Chair of the Center for Commercialization and Cancer Immunotherapy at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont and has served on the boards of several CDRD spinoff companies.

Ms. Hayashi has over 25 years of industry experience in all areas of operational and strategic planning, finance, and governance, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.



Henry Chen, Chief Financial Officer

Henry Chen joined AAPS in 2013.  He is an alumnus of the UBC Faculty of Commerce and holds the CPA, CMA accounting designation.  To AAPS, Henry brings 29 years of experience in financial and business management within the profit and not-for-profit sectors.  His industry experience includes public sector finance (provincial and federal government) retail and wholesale distribution, hospitality management, and managing the financial and business affairs of a not-for-profit society working with UBC.  Henry is also the Chief Financial Officer of TRIUMF and will continue his role there while incorporating his new role at AAPS.

Henry Chen

Ann Fong, Corporate Secretary

Ann Fong has been involved with Technology Transfer at TRIUMF for 12 years. Prior to joining AAPS, she was the Manager of Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization at TRIUMF. Under her direct involvement, TRIUMF had been awarded 49 patents and received more than $2 million in commercial revenue. She also has experience assisting start-ups/spin-offs with patent protection, company formation, identification of management needs and business plan writing. Mrs. Fong has a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She has served on a number of TRIUMF internal committees, including an employee representative committee, the TRIUMF Board of Management Technology Transfer Sub-committee, a TRIUMF Re-Organization Task Group, and the 2010-2015 Five-Year Plan Steering Committee.