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MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT
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DR KATHARINE GILES

MBBS, MBA, GAICD

CEO / Managing Director

Kath joined Brandon Capital Partners in 2012. Prior to this Kath was an Investment Manager with Perth based Stone Ridge Ventures, a fund manager specialising in seed-to-early stage technology investment. In addition to her investment experience Kath has start up experience in medical apps, diagnostics and fitness devices. Kath still practices as a medical doctor mainly working within the surgical field and has experience as a medical officer monitoring clinical trials. Before entering the commercial world Kath spent a few years working in clinical medicine gaining a range of experience across medical and surgical specialities and critical care. Kath is a Director of the Curtin Commercialisation Advisory Board.  Kath graduated from her medical degree (MBBS) with Honours and has an MBA from the University of Western Australia. Kath is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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DR SIMON GRAINDORGE

PhD, B Eng (Hons), BSc, CEng

Chief Operating Officer

Simon is the Chief Operating Officer of OncoRes Medical. He has spent almost 25 years as an investor and operator in medical device and digital health companies in the UK and Australia. He has extensive experience as both an operating executive and board director investing in, building and growing start-ups, early stage and emerging growth companies based on early-stage, deep technology innovations across healthcare. Before joining OncoRes as COO, Simon was an Operating Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence with IP Group Australia, and a Partner in the UK life sciences team at IP Group plc, leading investment strategy and portfolio in medtech and digital health/healthtech. Over the last decade he has invested in and helped build companies like Tissue Regenix Group plc, Oxehealth, Creavo Medical Technologies, Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc, Ibex Innovations, Pancregenesis. Simon joined IP Group from Ceramex Ltd, a corporate spin-out of the Hexadex Group and was previously an Executive Director at Tissue Regenix Group plc. Simon holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Western Australia, and Bachelor degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry.

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PROF CHRISTOBEL SAUNDERS AO

MB, BSc, FRCS, FAAHMS

Chief Medical Officer

Christobel was 2018 WA Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee International Women’s Day, 2017 WA Scientist of the Year and is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons. She has substantially contributed to many clinical aspects of breast cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research and is active in several areas of surgical oncology cancer research, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer. She has performed research for 20+ years evaluating the efficacy and utility of therapy for early breast cancer. Her career started as a surgical trainee in the UK and then Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at University College Hospitals in London, before moving to Australia in 2000 as a surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital and since 2002 as Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Western Australia and holds both clinical and research roles in the breast and melanoma cancer field. 

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ALEX CAMPOS

B Eng, M Eng

Chief Technology Officer

An agile product strategist and realisation specialist with broad engineering expertise and proven commercial and management skills. Demonstrably successful in the leadership and mentoring of cross-functional teams working on proof-of-concept research, design and development, regulatory approvals, manufacturing, and market launch phases of new product development. Equally successful in meeting commercial demands, from raising capital to the engagement of commercialisation channels, authoring market aware product roadmaps and marketing collateral.

 

Having performed executive roles such as Director Design & Development, VP Engineering, Market Development Manager and Engineering Manager and blending such roles with board level directorships culminate in a valuable combination of extensive technical, operational, and commercial experience. 

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PAUL ZUVELA

BBA, ICA - AU & NZ

Chief Financial Officer

“Big 4” trained Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior financial, commercial and management roles. Over 10 years’ experience working in Singapore with Asia Pacific regional senior roles in finance, business controller and project cost control environment.

 

Demonstrated ability combining strong commercial business acumen with effective financial and strategic management skills in both established and emerging markets. Well-developed interpersonal skills with proven ability to build and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

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SOFIE DE WOLF

ACCA, MA, MBS

VP of Finance and Company Secretary

Sofie is a qualified accountant with international experience in investment fund accounting and fund reporting. Originally from Belgium, Sofie started her financial career in Dublin (Ireland) where she worked for Citco Fund Services and AIB/BNY Fund Management as a fund accountant and fund reporting supervisor, responsible for the accounting and reporting function of various types of funds. Sofie is the Financial Controller at Stone Ridge Ventures, responsible for the financial operations and reporting of the management company, the SRV Trusts and various portfolio companies. Sofie also assumes the role of Company Secretary for these entities. Sofie is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She received the silver medal for achieving the 2nd highest mark worldwide in her final accounting exams. In 2009 she was awarded the WA Dux prize for Applied Corporate Law by Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DR KATHARINE GILES

MBBS, MBA, GAICD

CEO / Managing Director

Kath joined Brandon Capital Partners in 2012. Prior to this Kath was an Investment Manager with Perth based Stone Ridge Ventures, a fund manager specialising in seed-to-early stage technology investment. In addition to her investment experience Kath has start up experience in medical apps, diagnostics and fitness devices. Kath still practices as a medical doctor mainly working within the surgical field and has experience as a medical officer monitoring clinical trials. Before entering the commercial world Kath spent a few years working in clinical medicine gaining a range of experience across medical and surgical specialities and critical care. Kath is a Director of the Curtin Commercialisation Advisory Board.  Kath graduated from her medical degree (MBBS) with Honours and has an MBA from the University of Western Australia. Kath is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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DR STEPHEN THOMPSON

PhD, MBA, GAICD

Chairman

Stephen is a founding partner of Brandon Capital Partners.  Prior to this Stephen was a Director of Apax Partners based in London. Previously he fulfilled roles in product development with UK biotechnology company Cantab Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, Stephen spent ten years as a research immunologist in London and California. Stephen has an Honours degree in Immunology and Biochemistry, a PhD in Immunology from Kings College London and an MBA from Imperial College London. Stephen is a Director of; MecRx P/L, Vaxxas P/L, a former Director of Elastagen P/L acquired by Allergan Inc and a Director of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL). Stephen is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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STEWART BARTLETT

MBA, BEng (Hons)

Non-Executive Director

Stewart is the CEO of medical device company Ferronova and co-founder of smart ultrasound company Signostics. From 2005-2017 he was COO of Signostics, managing product development, manufacturing, quality, regulatory, customer service, OEM partnerships, and at various times sales and marketing. Prior to Signostics, he held several management positions at Lake Technology Ltd, including managing director of a subsidiary responsible for licensing Lake’s technology. Stewart has worked in a variety of management, engineering and sales and marketing roles in Australia, the United States, and Europe, and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honors from Curtin University and a Master of Business Administration from The Australian Graduate School of Management.

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JILL ANDERSON

BA Fin, MBA

Non-Executive Director

Jill is dedicated to enhancing the lives of consumers through medical technology. Recognized for her role in stimulating innovative and creative market-driven solutions, she focuses on strategy and execution, leveraging expert talent, engaging others in a vision, and taking evaluated risks. Jill is a business strategist and commercial expert with extensive industry experience in medical devices and healthcare services.  She was co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cianna Medical from 2008 until its acquisition in 2018.  Prior to that, she was Vice President of BioLucent from 2001 to 2003, becoming President in 2003 until its acquisition in 2007. Prior to entering the medical device field, Jill held executive leadership positions in health care services, focused on developing patient-centric, comprehensive cancer centers in partnership with large, teaching hospital environments. In addition to her service on the OncoRes Board, Jill also serves on the Board of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and an M.B.A from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA

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