Mr Pynt has been an independent Non-Executive Director since 2001 and Chairman since 2005. Mr Pynt was until July 2010 a Director of the Perth legal firm McDonald Pynt which he established in 2003. His main area of practice was in commercial law including corporations law, revenue law and contracts.
Mr Pynt was also a member of the Racing Penalties Appeals Tribunal from 1995-2007, Deputy Chairman and then Chairman of the Commercial Tribunal of Western Australia from 1994-2004 and taught Ethics and Professional Responsibility to Articled Law Clerks from 1994-2005.
Mr Pynt is non-Executive Chairman of two other listed public companies and Non-Executive Director of another, and is also Chief Executive Officer of Muzz Buzz Franchising Pty Ltd which operates Australia’s largest specialty drive through coffee business.
Mr Robert Knowles AO was appointed to the board in October 2013.
Mr Knowles is a director of the Silver Chain Group of Companies, IPG Pty Ltd and Drinkwise Australia Ltd. He is also a Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission, Chair of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Victorian Health Innovation and Reform Council.
Mr Grant Smith was appointed to the board in September 2013.
Mr Smith has worked in insurance, superannuation, investment and funds management for over 30 years. He started with National Mutual (now AXA) in the investments division and was responsible for the establishment of the funds management business for National Mutual.
In 1984 he established an independent funds management group and floated Hospitals of Australia – the first healthcare investment fund in Australia. Hospitals of Australia owned and operated a number of hospitals throughout Australia. Mr Smith was intimately involved in the building of a number of hospitals including Strathfield Private, Southern Highlands Private Hospital, Port Macquarie Hospital and the refurbishment of a number of other healthcare facilities. Hospitals of Australia were ultimately acquired by Mayne Nickless Limited.
In the past 13 years Mr Smith developed and built the Medica Centre and opened the first digital (paperless) private surgical hospital in Australia. He is currently involved in developing new hospitals in Sydney, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea and Canada. Mr Smith is also involved in utilising digital technology to generate productivity for the healthcare sector.
Pattie Anne Beerens
Ms Beerens has worked in the health care sector for over 20 years and as the CEO of two national health sector industry associations for over 12 years.
Ms Beerens’ early career was as a commercial solicitor and later on as Company Secretary and General Manager Legal for McEwans Limited in 1991.
Ms Beerens established and launched Australia’s first health only pharmacy franchise in 1998 for Faulding Limited and, as General Manager for Mayne Group Limited following the acquisition, led pharmacy systems operations and government relations.
In 2005, as Executive Director of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association, Ms Beerens led the establishment by the Federal Government of the Community Service Obligation which recognised the importance of timely patient access to medicines across Australia. The CSO commenced in 2005 and continues today to support access to medicines in rural Australia.
Ms Beerens has an ongoing role as CEO of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association and led the negotiation of the recently announced agreement with the Federal Government on the plan for access to affordable diagnostic imaging for all Australians.
Ms Beerens has been involved in the interconnectivity of our health system from a broad range of perspectives and brings a patient-centred approach to resolving roadblocks.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mr Cherian has been in the information technology industry since 1981. In 1985 he established Working Systems Software Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Cherian was appointed CEO and Managing Director of the company in January 2002 to re-focus the group in the healthcare sector. The initial phase culminated with the re-branding of the company as Global Health Limited in December 2007.
Mr Cherian plays an active role in product strategy and the development of overseas markets.