Our Team

Team
Bronwyn Le Grice
CEO & Managing Director

Bronwyn has over 18 years executive experience in the health technology sector spanning commercialisation, venture capital, corporate development, capital raising and industry advocacy.

Formerly an Investment Director with leading healthcare VC, BioScience Managers, Bronwyn has managed over $65M of private and public equity capital raisings and been actively involved in over $30M of portfolio investments.

In 2017, Bronwyn founded ANDHealth, Australia’s only dedicated digital health accelerator & commercialisation support organisation. Now Australia’s leading health technology scale up accelerator, ANDHealth’s unique industry-led model has led to significant growth within Australia’s nascent digital health sector.

Bronwyn holds a number of health, technology and innovation advisory roles both in Australia and internationally. She has a Masters of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Bronwyn is Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee for Lumos Diagnostics.

Advisory roles:

• Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum Health Technologies Sector Group

• NSW Cyber Security Industry Standards Harmonisation Taskforce

• OUTBREAK Project Data Governance Advisory Committee

• RMIT University Health and BioMedical Sector Expert Research Advisory Group

• Swinburne University Innovation Precinct Advisory Board

• La Trobe University Digital Health Advisory Committee

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Bronwyn Le Grice
CEO & Managing Director
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Grace Lethlean
Chief Product Officer

With degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Immunology from the University of Melbourne, Grace has a track record in project management, clinical validation and commercialisation within the medtech and digital health sectors. She has previously held roles in the Project Management team at CSL Group and has been involved in the creation of multiple medtech businesses in her role as Business Development Manager of Grey Innovation. Grace is a co-inventor on a now ASX listed digital health technology developed with Monash University and has been actively involved in the development of health technologies from invention, through clinical trials, to commercialisation.

Grace has a passion for the nexus of invention, opportunity and business strategy; supporting good ideas reach their audience and survive when backed by strong and sustainable business strategy

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Chief Product Officer
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Damien Millen
Chief Operating Officer

With executive management and board level experience spanning government, commercial and academic sectors, Damien Millen brings strong management, advisory and industry sector knowledge to ANDHealth.

Damien has specialised in the areas of innovation, commercialisation, law and investment. With a demonstrable track record in achieving high yield investments for government and commercial parties, Damien is recognised for providing high-quality advice to government and the sector and leading high value projects within government and industry.

He has deep experience in developing and implementing complex agreements and projects on a state, national and international level and sourcing funding and development of innovative, early stage technologies. Damien has tertiary qualifications in law, biotechnology, technology management, finance and investment. He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1998.

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Damien Millen
Chief Operating Officer
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Claire Newstead-Sinclair
Chief Financial Officer

Claire holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and a certified member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

She is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years’ experience in senior financial roles within public and private entities across biotechnology, insurance and public practice sectors, including 9+ years ASX listed company secretary experience.

Claire has worked for both small and large companies, her most recent roles prior to joining Leydin Freyer being Director of Finance, Legal & HR and Company Secretary for Cogstate Limited. Her current portfolio of clients include, but are not limited to, Alcidion Limited, Invion Limited and Horizon 3 Biotech Pty Ltd.

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Claire Newstead-Sinclair
Chief Financial Officer
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Amabel Tan
Director of Business Growth

Amabel has a depth of experience across the medical research and biopharma space, from pre-clinical R&D through to supporting commercialisation with business intelligence and analyst insights.

She has led proposal support at the University of Melbourne to growth the pipeline of MRFF submissions to secure revenue and funding success for impact-driven programs.

Previously as a consultant at Clarivate Analytics she supported the growth of the life sciences business in ANZ with custom projects, presales engagement and professional training and workshops to support business intelligence and regulatory compliance,

Amabel has hands-on R&D experience, with a PhD in vaccine design she has developed several novel vaccines and immunostimulatory agents and is a inventor for a anti-viral under commercial development. As a scientist for a University spin-out she project managed global studies for a new investigational oncology vaccine for a first in man phase 1 clinical trials.

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Director of Business Growth
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Tayla Steckoll
Program Director

Tayla graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Health Promotion and Nutrition. Whilst living in the United Kingdom and working in Public Health as a Partnership and Digital Engagement Officer for a Healthy Lifestyle Service Provider Tayla has gained an insight and invaluable experience working with a diverse range of individuals, while learning how to be adaptive and utilise various communication styles.

Tayla is now implementing her skills from her past role to pursue a career in Digital Health as the Program Director at ANDHealth. Tayla has been at ANDHealth for the past year working closely with the VP Program Design to achieve ANDHealth's program activities, events and communications.

Tayla is profoundly passionate about helping others which is shown in her commitment to voluntary roles and wants to create a career that has a strong positive impact on others.

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Tayla Steckoll
Program Director
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Chris Meoli
Program Director, Targeted Translation Research Accelerator

Chris Joins ANDHealth as Program Director for the Targeted Translator Research Accelerator (TTRA) initiative. Chris brings a wealth of experience spanning medical research, life science investment and the commercialisation of translational research, and is driven to improve patient outcomes by bridging innovative science with commercial expertise. Most recently, Chris was head of global asset search and evaluation at a Sydney based biotech investment firm, searching industry and academia for the most pioneering digital, device and therapeutic innovations.

Prior to this, Chris worked as a management consultant at EY and PwC where he helped entities from start-ups through to multinationals access critical grants and incentives designed to help industry-based R&D traverse funding valleys.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biological Sciences (Honours Class I) from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in Medicine (UNSW). Chris’ PhD, conducted at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research focused on elucidating the biological and molecular impacts, a poor diet and aging have on diseases such as insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, as well as cardiac and neurological disorders.

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Program Director, Targeted Translation Research Accelerator
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Max Streader
Industry Analyst

Max is currently studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Biotechnology. Being passionate about the intersection of biomedicine, technology and finance, Max has previously pursued internships at CSIRO Futures and ANDHealth to extend his knowledge beyond his university studies.

At CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory arm of CSIRO, he was responsible for translating emerging scientific trends into strategic insights for industry and government clients spanning Health & Biosecurity, COVID-19 Recovery, Future Industries and Energy & Resources. His short time with CSIRO Futures saw him consult with internal CSIRO and government stakeholders, as well as external companies to address key business and innovation challenges.

In early 2021 Max was welcomed back to ANDHealth as an Industry Analyst and is excited to continue addressing commercialisation challenges within in the digital health ecosystem.

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Industry Analyst
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Rita Morgenstern
Executive Assistant

Rita is a highly organised and efficient Executive Assistant with over 10 years experience across a variety of industries including travel, consulting and health. She is a native German speaker and fluent in French. Rita also has a background in Business Administration and Office Management.

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Executive Assistant
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Board of Directors
ANDHealth’s Board is comprised of Independent Non-Executive Directors, a professional Company Secretary and the Managing Director. To ensure complete independence Board Members may not have commercial relationships with ANDHealth Corporate Members and Ecosystem Partners.
Gavin Fox-Smith
Chair

Gavin has played a leading role in Medical Devices acrossAustralia, NZ and Asia Pacific for 35 years. He is driven to improve people’shealth by building businesses and organisations for the benefit of all.

 

With an extensive background as a senior commercial andexecutive leader in the Asia Pacific region Gavin has a track record of leadingorganizational growth and transformation in large and complex multinationalcompanies, which operate in sophisticated and highly regulated markets. He isbest known for developing and exporting outstanding leaders, building trulyinclusive and diverse workforces and growing engaged cultures.

 

Gavin’s philosophy of collaboration and service extendsto the broader community as a passionate advocate for efforts that improvehealth, literacy and education, particularly for Indigenous communities

 

Gavin is currently CEO of Omnigon, a private Australiancompany in the Ostomy Care market. He is also Chair of AND Health, Australia’s DigitalHealth accelerator, Australian Co-Chair of the Health Technology Sector Groupof the Australia/NZ Leadership Forum, Board Director for Bowel Cancer Australiaand Board Director for SAN Foundation. Gavin is a proud member of the Championsof Change Coalition Health group, sits on SBE Life Sciences Council and servesas an Ambassador for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC).

 

Previously Gavin was Managing Director of Johnson &Johnson Medical Devices for Australia/NZ, Chair of the Medical TechnologyAssociation of Australia, Governor of American Chamber of Commerce and Co-Founder/Chairof Macquarie Park Business Coalition (in partnership with United Way).

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Chair
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Bronwyn Le Grice
CEO & Managing Director

Bronwyn has over 18 years executive experience in the health technology sector spanning commercialisation, venture capital, corporate development, capital raising and industry advocacy.

Formerly an Investment Director with leading healthcare VC, BioScience Managers, Bronwyn has managed over $65M of private and public equity capital raisings and been actively involved in over $30M of portfolio investments.

In 2017, Bronwyn founded ANDHealth, Australia’s only dedicated digital health accelerator & commercialisation support organisation. Now Australia’s leading health technology scale up accelerator, ANDHealth’s unique industry-led model has led to significant growth within Australia’s nascent digital health sector.

Bronwyn holds a number of health, technology and innovation advisory roles both in Australia and internationally. She has a Masters of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Bronwyn is Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee for Lumos Diagnostics.

Advisory roles:

• Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum Health Technologies Sector Group

• NSW Cyber Security Industry Standards Harmonisation Taskforce

• OUTBREAK Project Data Governance Advisory Committee

• RMIT University Health and BioMedical Sector Expert Research Advisory Group

• Swinburne University Innovation Precinct Advisory Board

• La Trobe University Digital Health Advisory Committee

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CEO & Managing Director
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Andrew Hall
Non-Executive Director

Co-Founder, CEO, Chair, myKicks; Director, The Founder Institute; Venture Partner, Stone Ridge Ventures; Senior Advisor, Strategy, Growth and Financing, Inotek Corporation.

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Andrew Hall
Non-Executive Director
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Dr Charlie Day
Non-Executive Director

Charlie is an investor, adviser, and entrepreneur in the areas of innovation, science, research and commercialisation. He has over 20 years’ experience working in commercial, academic, and policy settings, and has been invited to speak at conferences in this field in the US, Europe and Asia.

Until early 2020, Charlie was the inaugural permanent CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (now the Office of Industry, Innovation and Science Australia), a role which supported the ISA Board in delivering its mandate to provide strategic advice, program oversight and public advocacy for Australia’s Science and Innovation system.

Charlie has a longstanding interest in the creation of new technology-based ventures, having previously been a member of the Investment Committee of the Venture Capital fund Uniseed, and more recently a co-founder of the Melbourne Accelerator Program. He serves on the investment committee for the commercialisation fund of the Murdoch Childrens’ Research Institute and is a mentor and investor at Moonshot Space Accelerator.

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Non-Executive Director
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Melanie Leydin
Company Secretary

Melanie Leydin holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Registered Company Auditor.

She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of Leydin Freyer. The practice provides outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to public and private companies across a host of industries including but not limited to the Resources, technology, bioscience, biotechnology and health sectors.

Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting profession and over 15 years’ experience holding Board positions including Company Secretary of ASX listed entities. She has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies and shareholder relations.

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Testimonials
Digital health companies require specialist support to commercialise. The type of support ANDHealth provides is vital to the early stages of digital health companies to allow them to accelerate their growth. Personify Care is growing rapidly, headquartered in SA, exporting internationally, currently hiring 3 new full-time roles and will expand our team further this financial year; we need to support emerging digital health companies to expand this sector and create digital health jobs from companies headquartered in SA.
Ken Saman
CEO Personify Care
Digital health is an emerging and exponentially growing sector of the health ecosystem. As such, clinicians and entrepreneurs require specialised support to navigate uncharted waters of regulation and evidence-based medicine. It is essential to the growth of the digital health sector in South Australia that we provide this specific support to digital health companies here. I have observed ANDHealth's operations in other states over the last few years and applaud their commitment and the quality of the expertise that they put around the digital health companies that they support. This is resulting in not only health innovation but strong commercial outcomes from the companies they have supported.
Peter Bradley
VP Global Business Development, LBT Innovations
I am very supportive of the work ANDHealth is doing which is unique in the health sector in Australia. Their programs provide invaluable support and advice to people looking to develop, invest and grow in the healthcare IT industry through offering access to business and commercialisation support, deep knowledge of the sector and much needed support to new entrants. I would have welcomed access to these skills as we developed from early stage to full commercialisation.
Kate Quirke
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC)
From my perspective as an Advisor to numerous Digital Health organizations, ANDHealth really stands out as a visionary organization with unique leadership that understands the need to target real problems in healthcare and address them with innovation and transformation that are grounded in economic sustainability and successful long-term outcomes.
Aenor J. Sawyer, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NASA, Translational Research Institute for Space Health
“ANDHealth is a key regional organisation for digital health companies in the Australiasia region. Through our involvement with ANDHealth we have made key a range of key international and local connections. We have networked with, shared, and learnt from the ANDHealth community in a collaborative and progressive environment.”
Garth Sutherland
Founder, Adherium Limited
In a relatively short period of time, ANDHealth has made a positive impact and delivered measurable benefits to the digital health and broader biotechnology sectors.
Dr Chris Nave
Managing Director, Brandon Capital Partners
I think the organisation’s proactive attitude, collaborative nature, strategic connections, and expertise are highly beneficial to the growing digital health community; and am delighted to be able to add my name to the list of those supporting ANDHealth’s activities in the future to build expertise in digital health commercialisation with a view to contributing to the nation’s economic prosperity.
Anton van den Hengel
Director, Australian Institute for Machine Learning, School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide
Australia’s digital health sector will experience significant growth over the coming decades. ANDHealth has played and will continue to play a vital role in the development and growth of this sector in Australia, which will be a significant opportunity for STEM job creation and economic growth in the country. I would love to continue supporting ANDHealth in anyway that I can to promote the sector in Australia.
Jarred Shein
Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific, Qure Ventures
We acknowledge the positive impact that ANDHealth has had on the sector and look favourably on their pursuit of public and private funding to support future operations. I believe ANDHealth has delivered great value to the sector and we believe the dedication solely to digital health and informed by industry leaders with proven backgrounds and the national and international networking opportunities in digital health commercialisation through members, partners and networks are of particularly great value.
Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

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