Steven Pynt

Chairman of Global Health

Steven is an independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of Global Health.

In previous roles, Steven was a Director of the Perth legal firm McDonald Pynt which he established in 2003. His main area of practice is in commercial law including corporations law, revenue law and contracts.

He was 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.

Steven is a non-Executive Chairman of two other listed public companies, Non-Executive Director of another, and Chief Executive Officer of Muzz Buzz Franchising Pty Ltd, Australia’s largest specialty drive-through coffee business.

Mathew Cherian

Managing Director of Global Health

Mathew has had a great interest in technology his entire career and has worked in the industry since 1981.

Global Health, formally known as Working Systems Software Pty Ltd was established in Perth, Western Australia in 1985. Mathew was appointed CEO and Managing Director of the company in 2002, with his first project to re-focus the group in the healthcare sector.

The initial phase of this project culminated with the re-branding of the company as Global Health Limited.

Mathew plays an active role in product strategy and the development of overseas markets. His passion for an integrated and connected healthcare eco-system and patient-centricity has been a major driver in the strategic direction of Global Health.

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Grant Smith

Director of Global Health

Grant has had great involvement in the private hospital and general private health sector throughout his career. He established an independent funds management group and floated Hospitals of Australia, which owned and operated a number of hospitals throughout Australia, and was the first healthcare investment fund in Australia.

Grant 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.

He developed and built the Medica Centre and opened the first digital private surgical hospital in Australia. Grant is currently involved in the development of a number of new hospitals and is also involved in utilising digital technology to generate productivity for the healthcare sector.

Robert Knowles (AO)

Director of Global Health

Robert is a former Victorian Minister of Health, Housing and Aged Care.

His leadership roles include a director of the Silver Chain Group of Companies, IPG Pty Ltd and Drinkwise Australia, 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, and board member of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Rob shares Penington Institute’s underlying philosophy
of harm minimisation.
“By building a system around a recovery model and harm minimisation, addressing mental health and drug dependence problems, we can support people to recover and enable them to lead a contributing life.”

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