Jay Hetzel PhD, FTSE, FAICD

Chairman

Dr Hetzel has a background in life sciences research, product development and commercialisation.  He had a distinguished research career with CSIRO for more than 20 years in animal genetics and genomics. In 1998 he co-founded Genetic Solutions to commercialise genomics technology in livestock. The company was sold to Pfizer Animal Health in 2008. He has since worked on commercialising a range of bio-based products in early-stage ventures and is currently Chairman of ASX-listed Anatara Lifesciences Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

 

 


Gregory Brown BSc, MBA

Director

Mr Brown has more than 30 years’ international business experience in healthcare, working for global medical device companies including: Baxter, Roche, ImpediMed, Immunexpress, StraxCorp and Digene Corporation. He has global experience in product development and commercialisation in the fields of diagnostics, medical devices and biotechnology. He has led sales, device management, distribution networks, regulatory/reimbursement programs and international marketing. Most of his experience was in manufacturing roles in  Europe (UK/Germany/Switzerland) and the US (NY/NJ/DC). Current board directorships include: Cintra Consulting Pty Ltd, StraxCorp Pty Ltd (Chairman) and Immunexpress Group. Previous board directorships include: Intersection Medical Inc, ImpediMed Limited, Minomic Pty Ltd, the CRC for Diagnostics, Genetic Technologies Limited and NASDAQ-listed Trinity Biotech. 

 


John Grant MIEAust, MAICD

Director

Mr Grant has a background in civil engineering, information technology and sports administration.  He graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in Civil Engineering and spent 10 years with the Brisbane City Council in civil design, construction and quarry management.  Computerisation of the BCC’s quarrying operations led him into sales with IBM, before joining and subsequently becoming a partner of what ultimately became ASX-listed Data#3 Limited.  As CEO/Managing Director, he led the business from its listing in 1997 to one with more than 1000 staff and revenues approaching $1 billion. Over 25 years, Mr Grant actively developed Australia’s IT industry, Chairing the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the Australian Government’s IT Industry Innovation Council and the Queensland Government’s IT Industry Advisory Board.  He also served on the Queensland Government’s Smart State Council. In 2008 he was inducted into the Australian IT industry’s Hall of Fame, and in 2010 was awarded the industry’s top accolade, the Pearcey Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the information and communications technology industry.  He played rugby league at the club, state and national levels representing Australia in the 1972 World Cup.  In 2012 he was appointed the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission, overseeing significant change in the game both on and off-field, before stepping down in 2018. 

 


Richard Moore BSc (Hons) 

Director

Mr Moore is an early-stage technology company mentor and capital-raising advisor.  For nine years he was CEO of Brisbane-based ASX-listed global internet company Dark Blue Sea, which specialised in domain names and internet advertising. Previously, Mr Moore had an extensive career in the financial services industry: working for Bankers Trust Australia’s funds management business trading Australian equities and derivatives and undertaking quantitative, macro and equities research, and as a member of the asset allocation group. At Citigroup he established its equity capital markets business in Australia and worked on more than 30 successful transactions. Mr Moore holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Pure Mathematics with majors in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

 


Linda Ginger  

Director

Linda has in excess of 20 years’ experience as a strategic marketing executive for several ASX listed multinationals, and for small-medium businesses via her marketing strategy firm.  Her experience spans a multitude of industry sectors across three continents, including pharmaceutical/medical device, chemical, and building products. 

Until recently Linda was CEO of U.S. based data science research firm, Growth Science, which manages and operates an actuarial based computing system, MESE™.  MESE was founded on research undertaken at Intel and Harvard Business School in 2006 and is used to help guide growth and innovation investment decisions for its Fortune500 member base.  Linda remains a board member of Growth Science, shares the knowledge of the research via speaking engagements, and helps companies discover transformative opportunities by applying the science of Growth Science.  

Linda has Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing), is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and Advisory Board Centre.

 

 


Bronwyn Harch FTSE, FQAAS, GAICD, AStat 

Director

Professor Harch is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President (Research) of The University of Queensland. In this role, Professor Harch is responsible for enhancing the University’s performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally.

Before joining UQ in July 2018, Professor Harch was Executive Director of the Institute for Future Environments at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She was also the establishment Research Director of the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre on ‘Food Agility’ – a transdisciplinary partnership with industry aimed at growing the agrifood sector’s comparative advantage through digital transformation. Prior to joining QUT in 2014, Professor Harch worked for 18 years as a researcher and research strategist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Professor Harch’s own research has focused on the statistical design of landscape-scale sampling protocols and monitoring programs, as well as the statistical modelling of complex systems, particularly agri-environmental systems. She has developed transdisciplinary research; engagement and commercialisation strategies; and partnerships with state and federal governments and their agencies, Australian and multinational companies, and other research organisations. Professor Harch is a member of Innovation Science Australia (ISA), The Great Barrier Reef Independent Science Panel (ISP), the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) Advisory Board, and the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (University of Saskatchewan) International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC).