In this session, we are honoured to have Dr Kath Giles, the Managing Director and CEO of OncoRes Medical, as our guest. Kath is a remarkable individual who has dedicated her career to pushing the boundaries of science, health, and innovation.
Kath grew up in South Africa and later moved to Australia with her parents, where she developed a deep appreciation for the opportunities and natural beauty of Perth. Initially studying medicine, she realised it wasn't the right path for her and pursued an MBA to explore new horizons.
Throughout her career, Kath has worn many hats, including venture capitalist, medical doctor, and now a leading figure in the commercial world. She co-founded Infinity Sports and Dr K's Breast Checker, aiming to improve athlete tracking and breast self-examination, respectively. While these ventures faced challenges, they showcased Kath’s determination and entrepreneurial spirit.
One of Kath’s notable achievements was her advocacy for the Microscope in a Needle technology, which later became OncoRes. Believing in its potential to improve patient outcomes, she convinced the Brandon Capital team to invest in it for three years. This groundbreaking technology earned recognition, winning the MedTech Innovator Program Value Award in 2019 and participating in global competitions such as Pitch at the Palace in London.
Kath is also a firm believer in the power of teamwork and support, expressing gratitude for the opportunities she has had with Stone Ridge, Brandon, OncoRes, and being a female entrepreneur in Western Australia.
Tune in to this episode to hear Dr. Kath Giles' captivating story, her journey from medicine to entrepreneurship, and her efforts to improve the accuracy of breast cancer surgery with OncoRes Medical.