Dr. Paul Kasian, BSc, PhD, MBA, GAICD
Dr. Kasian was appointed to the Board on 12 December 2013 and became Chairman of the Company on 5 February 2018. He brings to the Board a combination of expertise in strategic business leadership and biotech investment giving him a deep understanding on key value drivers for companies in generating shareholder value. He is an experienced executive director with demonstrated domestic and international success in funds management, encompassing senior leadership, investment and risk roles.
Dr Kasian has held senior leadership positions in a number of investment groups, and has significant funds management experience in Australia leading investment in the healthcare and life sciences sector. He holds a PhD in Microbiology and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Melbourne, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Kasian is also the Chairman of IODM Limited (ASX: IOD) and former Non-Executive Director of ELK OrthoBiologics and Blockchain Global Limited.
Dr. Lindsay Wakefield, MBBS
Non – Executive Director
Dr. Wakefield was appointed to the Board on September 24 2014. He started Safetech in 1985 and over the next 25 years Safetech became a force in the Australian material handling and lifting equipment market, designing and manufacturing a wide range of industrial products. In 1993, he left Medicine to become the full time CEO of the Company. In 2006 Safetech was awarded the Telstra Australian National Business of the Year.In 2013 Safetech merged and ultimately acquired Safetech Tieman Materials Handling.
Dr. Wakefield continues as the CEO of Safetech. It is Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of dock equipment, freight hoists and custom lifting solutions. Safetech employs approximately 100 people. Dr. Wakefield has been a keen Biotech investor for the more than 20 years.
Dr. Jerzy (George) Muchnicki, MBBS
Head of Business Development
Dr Muchnicki was appointed to the Board on January 31, 2018 and has also been appointed to the role of part time Business Development Director. George graduated from Monash University and has held positions in private practice for over 25 years and was Head of Student Health at The University of Melbourne. For the past 14 years he has been mostly involved in commercialisation and funding R&D in the biotechnology sector from gene silencing to regenerative medicine.
Dr Muchnicki brings with him strong commercial and medical skills, including broad interests in software development, blockchain and sustainable building materials. He is a co-founder of Speed Panel Holdings a world leader in fire rated and acoustic wall solutions. He is also the co-founder of Candlebets, a software development company that is creating blockchain enabled platforms for the gaming industry.
Mr. Peter Rubinstein, BSc, BEc, LLB
Mr Peter Rubinstein was appointed to the Board on January 31, 2018. He has over 20 years experience in early stage technology commercialisation through to public listings on the ASX. He is a lawyer, having worked at one of the large national firms prior to moving in house at Montech, the commercial arm of Monash University.
Mr Rubinstein has had significant exposure to the creation, launch and management of a diverse range of technology companies including in biotech, digital payments and renewable energy. Peter is also Chairman of DigitalX Limited (DCC) and a Director of Blockchain Global Limited.
Mr. Xue (Samuel) Lee
Non – Executive Director
Mr Sam Lee was appointed to the Board on January 31, 2018. He is the founder and CEO of Blockchain Global Limited, which offers one of Australia’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, blockchain consulting and blockchain incubation services, assisting with over $200m in blockchain related investments with offices in Melbourne, New York, Kobe, Shanghai and Dalian. Mr Lee is a frequent speaker at Blockchain Summits, DLT Conferences and has been a panellist at the World Economic Forum. Mr Lee is also a Director of ASX listed DigitalX Limited (DCC) a leading blockchain advisory company.