- About Us
Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Mr Rathie is an experienced Company Director having completed successful prior careers in law and investment banking. He practised as a partner in a large legal firm and acted as Senior Corporate Counsel to Bell Resources Limited in the early to mid-1980s. He studied for his MBA in Geneva and embarked on his investment banking career on his return to Sydney. Mr Rathie was Head of the Industrial Franchise Group at Salomon Smith Barney in the late 1990s and led Salomon’s roles in the Federal Government’s privatisations of Qantas, Commonwealth Bank and Telstra. He has over 20 years’ experience as a professional Non Executive Company Director and is currently Chair of 4DMedical Limited (ASX:4DX) and Non-Executive Director of Cettire Limited (ASX:CTT) and PolyNovo Limited (ASX:PNV). In the medical device space, Mr Rathie was previously Chairman of Anteo Diagnostics Limited and a Director of Compumedics Limited and USCOM Limited. Mr Rathie joined the Board in October 2021.
Executive Director And Chief Executive Officer
Dr Birrell has worked in senior management roles in the healthcare and technology sector for over 20 years. Her previous roles include PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked in the healthcare advisory practice and financial services (Technology); and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Birrell was a member of the Board of Trustees of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, NSW from 2016 – 2019. Dr Birrell is a previous winner of AFR Women of Influence Awards, Chief Executive Women Scholarship and holds a PhD, MBA and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Birrell joined CleanSpace in 2010 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of CleanSpace since 2014 and a director since 2015.
Executive Director and Director of Operations
Mr Kao, a former senior designer for ResMed Inc (Australia) (ASX:RMD), founded the business of CleanSpace in 2009 and has been a director of CleanSpace since April 2011. Mr Kao worked in the medical and healthcare industry for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in manufacturing, supply chain optimisation, quality management systems and in securing patents for innovative technologies in healthcare. Mr Kao is a previous winner of the Australian Design Award and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and Master of Biomedical Engineering.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Hennessy joined CleanSpace as a Non-Executive Director in December 2021.
North American born and educated, Ms Hennessy brings significant enterprise sales experience in the medical device and hospital fields, from her time with global medical technology company GE Healthcare (NYSE). In addition, Ms Hennessy has acquisition and growth strategy experience, both with Bain London and NASDAQ-listed Del Monte Foods and GE Capital (NYSE). Ms Hennessy has worked with high growth businesses in Silicon Valley and brings a valuable insight from the world’s most dynamic and successful technology market.
Ms Hennessy’s Non-Executive Board experience includes listed, private and not-for-profit organisations. She is currently serving as the Lead Independent Director with Nitro Software (ASX: NTO) and was previously a Non-Executive Director with Murray River Organics (ASX: MRG).
She holds a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from Purdue University, an MBA from Harvard University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr McLean brings deep medical device and healthcare experience from his 16-years at NYSE-listed Stryker, a global medical technology company with a range of products and services, including healthcare PPE, sold via distributors and direct sales. At Stryker, Mr McLean held several senior positions, including President, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for transforming the region, including restructuring the company’s China distribution to accelerate growth, resulting in Asia Pacific becoming a fast growing, multi-billion-dollar sales region.
Prior to Stryker, Mr McLean held senior finance and operational roles in Asia and Europe, including international consumer brands Lion Nathan, Smiths Snackfoods (Pepsi), McVities (United Biscuits), United Distillers (Guinness) and Unilever.
Mr McLean holds a Bachelor of Science Geography from Durham University, is a CPA, a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently an advisor to Bain & Company and GLG, and a board member of Suicide Prevention Australia.
Mr McLean joined the Board in February 2022.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Ms Harvey joined CleanSpace as its Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in 2017. She has more than 20 years’ experience in financial operations for multinational organisations. She brings extensive experience in financial control, business performance and analysis, risk management and compliance. Prior to joining CleanSpace, Ms Harvey worked at Macquarie Group for over 12 years as a finance director, and has also worked at Credit Suisse in London and KPMG (Sydney and London). Ms Harvey is a chartered accountant (CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr Virr joined CleanSpace in 2010 and has extensive experience in medical device and manufacturing, motor design, flow control systems and highly regulated quality management systems. He has previously worked at Telectronics and ResMed. Mr Virr holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons).
Global Sales Director
Mr Imms joined CleanSpace in 2011 and has been in the safety and respiratory protection industry for over 30 years. He has held sales roles and product management with global manufacturer Scott Health and Safety, and was a member of the SF10 Australian Standards Respiratory Committee which developed the AS1715:2009 certification which is currently used today. During his career, Mr Imms has worked with key industry and government organisations including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, the Australian Defence Force, and State Fire Rescue and Ambulance Services.