Mr Stang has been Non-executive Director and Chairman since March 2007 and a member of the Board since November 2000. Mr Stang has more than two decades of experience building and managing companies in the healthcare and biotechnology industry in Australia and internationally. His strong business development and marketing skills have resulted in the successful commercialisation of intellectual property across global markets. He is a Non-executive Director of Vectus Biosystems and has been Non-executive Chairman of Aeris Environmental Ltd (ASX:AEI) since 2002.
Michael Kavanagh BSc, MBA (Advanced)
CEO, President and Managing Director
Mr Kavanagh joined Nanosonics as CEO and President effective October 2013. He was a Non-executive Director of the Board from July 2012 to October 2013. Mr Kavanagh has more than 25 years of international commercial experience in the healthcare market having held local, regional and global roles in medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Before joining Nanosonics, he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for the major medical device company Cochlear Ltd, a position he held for more than 10 years. Mr Kavanagh has no other current and former directorships in the last three years.
Steven Sargent BBus, FAICD, FTSE
Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director
Mr Sargent joined the Nanosonics Board in July 2016. He had a 22-year career with General Electric and has extensive global experience across a range of industries including financial services and healthcare. He was Vice President and Officer of GE, a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council and CEO of GE Australia NZ. Mr Sargent is currently a director of Origin Energy, Chairman of OFX Group, a Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Chairman of The Origin Foundation. Previously, Mr Sargent was a Director of Veda Group, a Director of Bond University and a Director of the Business Council of Australia.
David Fisher BRurSc (Hons), MAppFin, PhD, FFin, GAICD
Dr Fisher has been a member of the Board since July 2001. Dr Fisher is a founding partner of Brandon Capital Partners, a leading Australian venture capital provider. He has more than 25 years’ extensive operating experience in the biotechnology and healthcare industry in Australia and overseas. He held senior positions with Pharmacia AB (now part of Pfizer, Inc) and was CEO of Peptech Limited (now part of Cephalon Inc. (Nasdaq:CEPH). He was a Director of Aeris Environmental Ltd (ASX:AEI) from May 2011 to July 2014.
Marie McDonald BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Ms McDonald joined the Nanosonics Board in October 2016, bringing with her a strong background in corporate and commercial law, having practised for many years as a partner at Ashurst. Ms McDonald was Chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (2012 to 2013) and was a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel from 2001 to 2010. Ms McDonald is currently a Non-executive Director of CSL Limited, Nufarm Limited and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
Richard England FCA, MAICD
Mr England joined the Board in February 2010. He is a chartered accountant and professional Non-executive Director. Mr England has been a Director of Japara Healthcare Limited (ASX:JHC) since April 2014 and a Director and Chairman of QANTM Intellectual Property Ltd (ASX:QIP) from August 2016. Mr England was appointed a Non-executive Director of Bingo Industries Limited in March 2017. He was a Director and Chairman of Ruralco Holdings Limited (ASX:RHL) from 2002 to September 2016 and Atlas Arteria (ASX: ALX), formerly Macquarie Atlas Roads Limited, from June 2010 to November 2018.