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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Damien Millen
Chief of Staff

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 of Staff
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Grace Lethlean
Chief Product and Partnerships 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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Grace Lethlean
Chief Product and Partnerships Officer
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Kim Smyth
General Manager, Investment

Kim is the GM of Investment for ANDHealth, where she leads the flagship ANDHealth+ program supporting digital health companies along the journey from early product through clinical and commercial validation, reimbursement and go-to-market strategy, and scale-up. Kim brings a global track record in digital health commercialisation, innovation strategy, and digital transformation to this role.

She began her career with Braxton/ Deloitte in North America and Europe, before taking operational roles at an e-learning startup and The Body Shop, where she established the company’s first direct-to-consumer analytics and relationship management function. Kim came to healthcare in 2010 to design and deliver a novel, data-driven support program for cardiovascular patients. In 2015 she helped establish a CTO office in Silicon Valley for AstraZeneca, where she led an external innovation team that partnered with emerging technology vendors and startups to deliver more than a dozen proof-of-concept pilots, including the company's first fully virtual clinical trials. She has held local and global roles in strategy and digital innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and as an independent advisor to start-ups on go-to-market and partnering strategy.

Kim is passionate about working with multi-disciplinary teams to bring healthcare innovation to market, and to promote Australian innovation to the world.

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Andrew White
General Manager, Corporate Affairs

Andrew is an experienced corporate affairs executive and senior leader who has worked in peak industry bodies and the not-for-profit sector and has specialised knowledge developing communications that create an enduring social impact.

He has a track record delivering initiatives across a breadth of different topics and audiences including farming, FMCG and social causes. Andrew has led teams to conceptualise innovative advocacy and communications solutions, including several landmark campaigns to enhance children’s wellbeing internationally and improve education about First Nations peoples in Australia.

Andrew brings to ANDHealth extensive experience in government engagement, corporate strategy, crisis management, media relations and business development. As the former Deputy CEO for the peak vegetable farming body, AUSVEG, he led industry development, scientific communications, media relations and advocacy programs representing the interests of Australian farmers for seven years. Most recently, he spent seven years working for Australia’s largest INGO, World Vision Australia, overseeing policy and advocacy programs spanning several countries. Andrew holds tertiary qualifications in Communications and Multimedia Systems and has a First Class Honours Degree of Bachelor of Communications from Monash University.

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General Manager, Corporate Affairs
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Hayley Laing
Head of Investment Readiness, Education & Events

Hayley is an events and stakeholder engagement professional with over 15-years experience in the life sciences sector. During her time at AusBiotech, Australia’s biotechnology industry organisation, Hayley played an important role in investment attraction work and advocating for increased capital awareness and input into the sector through new and expanded programs.

Passionate in the areas of strategic planning, collaboration and building and maintaining valuable partnerships, Hayley has managed major international and domestic events including flagship conferences, international trade missions and investment showcases.

Hayley graduated from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor of Business, and has also previously worked at the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce.

Hayley is excited to join the dynamic ANDHealth team and looks forward to working on impactful programs for the Victorian Connected Health Innovation & Commercialisation Centre (CHICC) to support digital health companies connect and communicate their capabilities through the health, industry and government ecosystem.

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Head of Investment Readiness, Education & Events
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Adam Wardell
ANDHealth+ Executive in Residence

Adam brings a wealth of knowledge to the ANDHealth team. He combines clinical and commercial understanding to deliver cutting-edge products to market. Adam has delivered projects in many areas of the health value chain – from development, regulation, commercialisation strategy, investment, and launch for both pharma and digital health assets. He is leading and influencing Australian healthcare by engaging across various levels of the sector, providing real insight and facilitating effective business partnering – including in his new role as Executive in Residence at ANDHealth+.

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Adam Wardell
ANDHealth+ Executive in Residence
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Duane Attree
ACTIVATE Executive in Residence

Duane has a diverse and distinctive career spanning Board, C-suite and senior executive positions in the public & private sectors primarily within the health industry. He has worked across a variety of settings including: ASX listed, private, Big 4 consulting, Fortune 200, public hospitals and the not-for-profit sectors.

In recent years Duane turned entrepreneur, establishing Potential(x) as an investment and operating company. He successfully raised capital and completed an acquisition of a unique and complex data analytics business, before leading the organisation through transformation and international expansion. In 2021 he led Potential(x) through a merger and integration with ASX-listed Beamtree, taking stewardship of 90% of the combined entity.

In addition Duane has been mentor, facilitator and investor in early stage start-ups, including programs and coaching with ANDHealth, Cicada Innovations, LaunchVic and the Melbourne Health Accelerator.

An unashamed ‘generalist’ with incurable curiosity and a drive to improve things, Duane has expertise and capability across: strategy design; commercial, marketing and service planning; leadership development; change management; product design & innovation; data analytics; corporate transactions and Web3.0 projects.

He currently provides expertise and support to organisations and leaders seeking to achieve clarity of purpose, strategic growth or digital transformation - including in his new role as ACTIVATE's Executive in Residence.

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ACTIVATE Executive in Residence
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Numa Wadhwania
Portfolio Manager

Numa graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Science - Global Challenges (Hons) majoring in Genetics. Whilst working at a CRO as a clinical trial coordinator, Numa gained an insight into the world of clinical trials and invaluable experience in project management and stakeholder liaison. Numa has also gained experience working in, and working with start-up companies from her university days, when she founded a company with the goal to eliminate plastic pollution brought about by sanitary pads.
Numa is deeply interested in emerging technologies and the role these technologies can play in bettering the lives of others.

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Numa Wadhwania
Portfolio Manager
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Max Streader
Portfolio Manager & Lead Analyst

Max is passionate about the intersection of biomedicine, technology and finance. As Lead Analyst, Max works cross-functionally across the business to uncover industry insights used to position ANDHealth as a leader in the digital health ecosystem. Max also supports the evaluation of digital health companies and is a member of the ANDHealth+ team responsible for deploying MRFF funding to SMEs through the non-dilutive investment program ANDHealth+. Prior to ANDHealth, Max worked at CSIRO Futures, CSIRO’s strategic advisory arm, where he was responsible for translating emerging scientific trends into strategic insights for industry and government clients spanning Health & Biosecurity, Future Industries and Energy & Resources. Max holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Biotechnology major) from University of Melbourne.

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Max Streader
Portfolio Manager & Lead Analyst
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Kate Toms
Program Director – Pipeline Programs and Special Projects

Kate has a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) from the University of Wollongong, as well as a PRINCE2 qualification in project management. Kate has proven abilities to coordinate and support large-scale digital health projects, with strong operational and project management experience within the healthcare sector, both in Australia and the UK. Prior to joining ANDHealth, Kate worked as a Senior Project Support Officer for DigitalHealth.London in the UK, an accelerator program aimed at connecting and supporting NHS staff, digital health companies and academics to improve healthcare through digital technology. Kate has also worked as a Nutrition Assistant at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. Kate is extremely passionate about improving healthcare delivery and accessibility, and believes that digital health and innovation are essential in achieving this outcome.

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Kate Toms
Program Director – Pipeline Programs and Special Projects
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Tayla Turner
Program Director – LaunchVic

With a degree in Health Sciences majoring in Health Promotion and Nutrition, Tayla has experience working in digital health, the start-up ecosystem and across Public Health both in Australia and the UK. Tayla has a strong passion for program management and Community and Industry engagement.

Tayla is the Program Director - Pipeline Programs at ANDHealth. Tayla has been at ANDHealth for the last two years 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 Turner
Program Director – LaunchVic
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Dee Dinneen
Program Director – CHICC

Dee joins ANDHealth from London, England where she has extensive national and international experience bringing health technology innovations into practice. As Head of AI Implementation for London-based start-up, Kheiron Medical Technologies, Dee spearheaded one of the first wide-scale deployments of AI in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Dee has been actively involved across the entire life cycle of deep-learning software medical devices from product development and evaluation, to the digital transformation of clinical services, and the real-world monitoring of AI performance. Prior to joining Kheiron, Dee was a founding team member of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme which supports the spread and adoption of high-potential digital health technologies to solve health and social care challenges.

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Dee Dinneen
Program Director – CHICC
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Bianca Zuccolo
Director, Communications & Marketing

Bianca holds a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing. She has previously worked in the publishing and toy industries, where her favourite projects were educational products for children with a focus on making learning fun. Bianca loves finding creative ways to solve problems visually and teaching herself new skills.

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Director, Communications & Marketing
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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

Over his 35 year career Gavin has been a leader and champion of Medical Technology in Australia/NZ and Asia. He has also played lead roles in Industry Bodies, Innovation Initiatives and Not for Profit Boards. Gavin is strong advocate for Gender Equality and Indigenous Engagement.

Gavin is currently CEO of Omnigon, a private Australian company in the Ostomy Care market. He is Chair of ANDHealth (Australia’s National Digital Health Initiative), Board Director for Bowel Cancer Australia and Board Director for SAN Foundation. Gavin is a proud member of the Champions of Change Coalition Health group, sits on SBE Life Sciences Council and ARCS Signature Program Advisory Board, and serves as an Ambassador for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC).

Previously, Gavin was Managing Director Australia/NZ and Vice President Asia Pacific for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, Chair of the Medical Technology Association of Australia, Governor of American Chamber of Commerce, Co-Founder/Chair of Macquarie Park Business Coalition (in partnership with United Way) and Australian Co-Chair of the Health Technology Sector Group of the Australia/NZ Leadership Forum.

Gavin is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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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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Bronwyn Le Grice
CEO & Managing 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 ISABoard 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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Dr Charlie Day
Non-Executive Director
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Kate Quirke
Non-Executive Director

Kate Quirke has more than 25 years’ experience in the healthcare information sector. Her background includes senior management roles with several global healthcare software firms. Kate’s experience includes product management, operations delivery and business development, including having developed international markets for Australian developed software.

As Group Managing Director of Alcidion, Kate leads the various elements of the business with a particular focus on sales and marketing and developing business relationships with customers and partners across the world. She is also one of a small number of female CEOs of an ASX listed health technology company, giving her a unique view into the later stage capital markets facing ANDHealth’s program participants.

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Kate Quirke
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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