Our Board

John Murray

Non-Executive Director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John has over 20 years’ experience in private equity and venture capital, and was a co- founder and Managing Partner of Technology Venture Partners; one of the original and leading venture capital firms in Australia. John is a past chairman of the Australian Venture Capital Association. John has considerable experience as a director of high growth, technology-based companies. He possesses a broad understanding of global trends in technology and its impact on a variety of industries. He is currently Chairman of a private aged care business (IBIS Care Group) and a non-executive director of Maestrano (cloud software technology). John also brings 12 years’ experience in executive roles in corporate banking (Bank America Vice President), accounting and IT services industries.

John has been on the Board of a number of successful technology rollouts and exits including online travel play Viator, which was acquired by TripAdvisor for approximately US$200 million in 2014. He is a chartered accountant with an Honour degree in Law, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Philip Daffas

CEO & Managing Director, MBA, BSc

Philip is a highly accomplished global business leader and people manager with an international career spanning more than 25 years with leading blue-chip healthcare corporates and novel technology start-up companies.

Philip has held senior global business leadership positions in Europe, US and Australia. He has been instrumental in building businesses, growing market share and developing extensive high-level customer relationships in each sector.

Philip’ roles in Australia have included VP Global Marketing at Cochlear and General Management with Roche Diagnostics and Bio-Rad Laboratories, and CEO of Applied Physiology, an Australian start up software company in the intensive care monitoring sector.

Philips’ earlier experience was gained in Europe with market leaders such as IVAC infusion systems and Shiley cardiopulmonary products. He subsequently joined Boehringer Mannheim, initially in the UK managing their diagnostics business and subsequently was promoted to Global Marketing Director in the Diabetes Care business based in Mannheim, Germany.

In 1997 Philip joined Cochlear in the UK as the European Sales and Marketing Manager and subsequently was promoted to the VP Global Marketing role based in Sydney, Australia.

Ross Harricks

Non-Executive Director, BSc, BEng(Hons), MBA (Distinction)

Ross’ experience in the commercialisation of medical products spans over thirty years and over three continents.

He began in the medical industry in the UK, marketing CT scanners and then moving to Australia to set up his company’s regional sales operation. In 1983, Ross joined the Nucleus Group as Group Marketing Executive and became President of Group subsidiaries in United States in marketing medical equipment and scientific computing products.

In 1989, Ross was the CEO of a US-based start-up company developing specialist medical lasers. He then returned to Australia and has been a director of ResMed Limited and cofounder of AtCor Medical where he completed an Australian initial public offering in 2005 leading the company until 2007.

Ross now works with early stage Australian medical technology companies on their business development and expansion into the US and EU markets.

Adam Davey

Non-Executive Director

Adam is the Director, Private Clients and Institutional at Patersons Securities. His expertise spans over 25 years and includes ASX Listings, Capital Raising (both private and public), Mergers and Acquisitions as well as Transaction Due Diligence.

Adam has held various roles within different organizations including Chairman, Managing Director as well as Corporate Adviser to the board.