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Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Dr Weinberger is the former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nanosonics (ASX:NAN) where he co-developed Nanosonics’ platform technology, launched the company’s breakthrough product globally and created a North American sales team alongside GE Healthcare. Dr Weinberger joined CleanSpace in July 2018, and became the Chairperson of the Board in December 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience commercialising medical devices. He has been Chief Executive Officer of EMVision Ltd (ASX:EMV) since December 2018 and managing director from May 2020. Dr Weinberger has also been a non-executive director and the chairperson of HeraMED Ltd (ASX:HMD) since August 2018. Dr Weinberger will be a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Executive Director And Chief Executive Officer
Dr Birrell joined CleanSpace in 2010 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of CleanSpace since 2014 and a director since 2015. 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.
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
Mr Lawn joined CleanSpace as a Non-Executive Director in August 2015 and specialises in structuring growth companies. He was a partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years, where he provided income tax and commercial advice to a variety of businesses, including biotechnology, venture capital and research based organisations. Further, between January 2017 and December 2019, Mr Lawn was a Non-Executive Director of Tubi Limited which listed on 14 June 2019 (ASX:2BE). In addition to CleanSpace, Mr Lawn is currently on the boards of Key Assets Pty Ltd as the Chairperson and The Red Room Company Ltd as treasurer. Mr Lawn is also a consultant advisor through Good Foundations Pty Ltd and Lawn Corporate Advisory, providing business and strategic advice to charities, private company groups, public bodies and not for profit organisations. Mr Lawn will be Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Non-Executive Director (Not Independent)
Mr Highland was a senior executive and investment manager with 30 years’ senior management experience in developing and building companies in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe whilst working with OPSM Protector, BTR Nylex, Boral and CVC Limited. Mr Highland has global experience in the production and marketing of respiratory systems for industrial workplaces; resuscitation products for the first response markets; emergency life support systems for the mining and oil and gas markets, and breathing apparatus for the fire and rescue services. Mr Highland holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales, has participated in the Executive Management Program AGSM and was a certified mine manager. Additionally, Mr Highland has served as a director and chief executive officer for The Environmental Group Limited and as a director for SMC Gold Limited and Blue Energy Limited, which are both ASX listed companies, and also as a director and chairman of private companies, and joint venture boards. Mr Highland was appointed to the Company’s board in August 2015 as a representative of institutional investors CVC and Acorn, which have (as at the date of this Prospectus on a fully diluted basis) an interest of approximately 16% and 15% of the shares on issue in the capital of the Company respectively. Mr Highland was Chairperson of the Board from November 2016 until December 2019. Mr Highland will be a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
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.