Mr. Boess, who has nearly thirty years of industry experience as a finance executive and board member, brings a wealth of experience in financing, and leading and growing biotechnology companies to Avidity. Mr. Boess also serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Audit Committee at Rocket Pharmaceuticals, a public biopharmaceutical company, and Achilles Therapeutics, a private, London-based biopharmaceutical company. Prior to serving in his board roles, Mr. Boess held executive level positions within the biopharmaceutical industry including Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Synageva Biopharma Corporation (until its acquisition by Alexion Pharmaceuticals) and Chief Financial Officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Mr. Boess served as Chief Financial Officer, and later, as Vice President of International Operations at Insulet Corporation, Executive Vice President of Finance at Serono Inc., and in several financial executive roles at Novozymes of North America and Novo Nordisk in France, Switzerland and China. During his tenure at Novo Nordisk, he served on Novo Nordisk's Global Finance Board.