Our board & executive team

Mr Gavin Coote

Executive Chairman

gavin coote profileGavin is Executive Chairman of Hydrix Limited, an ASX-listed diversified Medtech company. Gavin’s 30 years Executive and Board leadership experience includes roles in financial advisory services, corporate mergers and acquisitions, early-stage venture investing, private equity turnarounds, and capital and debt raisings for listed and private companies. His experience is gained from a diverse range of industries and companies, with sizes from start-up through $1 billion revenues and includes 11 years in the USA. Companies include Hydrix Limited, Imperium Capital Group, Platinum Technology International and PwC. Gavin completed an MBA at the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Economics at Monash University and is a member of the AICD.

Mr Paul Wright

Non-Executive Director

paul wright bwPaul has spent the last 18 years as CEO of three of Australia’s leading international technology and biomedical companies, specifically ASX listed Universal Biosensors (UBI), Invetech and Vision Biosystems. At universal Biosensors, Paul built long term partnerships with global diagnostics leaders Siemens Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson and led the company through a period of strong growth and new product development. Other past roles included 8 years with Bain & Company, and GM Corporate Development at TNT Logistics.

Ms Julie King

Non Executive Director

julie king bwJulie has more than 40 years’ experience in commercial and property negotiations, corporate communications, people and change management. She has held senior roles in maritime, airline, banking and FMCG industries. Julie is also a Director of a number of privately-owned businesses and the King Family Foundation. Julie and her husband operate several storage businesses.

Mr Paul Lewis

Non-Executive Director

paul lewis bwPaul started his career in technology leadership for companies including Mobil Oil Corporation, ICL and as Managing Partner for PA Consulting, Asia. Over the past 15+ years he has held a variety of Non-Executive Director and Advisory roles for companies including Volt Bank, Grassrootz, the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and Chair of ipSCAPE. Paul recently retired from the Board of the Magellan Financial Group after 15 years where he had served as Director from its inception.

Ms Alyn Tai

Corporate Counsel & Company Secretary

alyn tai bwAlyn is a practising lawyer who specialises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, and the provision of company secretarial, corporate governance and legal counsel services to entities listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Alyn holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Exeter, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales before being admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as an Australian lawyer.

Ms Joanne Bryant

Non-Executive Director

jo bryant bwJoanne has more than 40 years of experience as an occupational therapist. She also has extensive experience in forensic occupational therapy and vocational counselling and is an expert witness in various medico-legal matters within the multi-tiered Victorian court system. She has worked with numerous organisations in both the public and private sectors to enhance individual workplace performance. Joanne is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector and is a Board member of “Outside the Locker Room”.

Meet the executive team

Vickie Edwards

Director Sales & Operations, Hydrix Medical

vikkie edwardsVickie has more than 25 years’ of health technology industry expertise. She brings cardiothoracic clinical experience and a deep commercial capability and understanding of how to successfully bring new interventional cardiac devices to market. Her broad capabilities across sales, marketing, field operations, patient care and regulatory affairs further strengthen our senior leadership as we progress towards launch of a portfolio of cardiac products and technologies, initially in Asia-Pacific markets.

Paul Kelly

General Manager, Hydrix Medical

paul kelly 1 bwPaul has 35+ years of international medical device distribution and services leadership with companies including Getz, Medtronic, Baxter Healthcare and CardioScan. With an impressive track record in implantable and non-invasive cardiac devices (pacemakers, stents, heart valves) and patient monitoring, Paul has joined Hydrix as General Manager Cardiac Products, and head of our Medical Advisory Board.

Michael Trieu

General Manager, Hydrix Services

michael trieu bwMichael is an R&D innovation leader with 20 years of hands-on system innovation, research, design, development and delivery experience in the field of military underwater sonar, active implantable medical devices, medical device infection control and medical device engineering consulting. He has held senior roles at both Cochlear and Nanosonics.

Peter Riddell

Director of Business Development, Hydrix Services

peter riddellPeter is an accomplished business development professional with experience growing international consultancy businesses. He has 30+ years of experience in medical device, diagnostics and point-of-care markets together with driving growth across emerging markets including Cell Therapy Platforms. Peter’s role at Hydrix is to drive strategy and direct the business development function, as they identify and pursue new market opportunities.

Alan Morris

Group Marketing Director

alan morris bwAlan has 28 years’ experience in new product development consulting, with expertise in disruptive innovation, new and emerging technologies, and driving marketing strategies for the MedTech and biomedical consulting markets. His experience includes marketing and development roles for more than 20 years with Invetech, a global leader in IVD and Cell Therapy product innovation.

Mark Langham

Group Financial Controller

mark langham bwMark is a versatile accounting executive with experience in multiple industry sectors gained through his work in public practice, SME private equity, and professional service firms over the past 15+ years’. Mark is a Registered Tax Agent and Financial Advisor, and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Graeme Robertson

PMO Director, Hydrix Services

graeme robertsonGraeme has been a consultant and Project Manager for over 20 years in the development of a broad range of medical, diagnostic and health care instruments, including the past three years devoted to MCS systems development. Graeme has also worked as a Digital Electronics Design Engineer and Project Manager in the design and manufacturing of Atomic Absorption, UV-Visible, and ICP spectrometers (Varian), and high-speed communication test equipment (Hewlett Packard).

Andrew Beal

Engineering Manager, Hydrix Services

andrew beal bwAndrew has more than 16 years experience in the development of complex electronic systems. His role today at Hydrix has him responsible for building and maintaining our world class engineering team of passionate professionals, delivering exceptional products for our clients. Andrew brings a unique insight to this critical people management role providing mentorship, training and career development opportunities. His project experience includes FDA Class II & III medical devices, rail, automotive and industrial products

Peter Lewis, AM

Executive Vice President, Business Development

peter lewis bwPeter is an accomplished executive with 30 years’ experience of international business development having lived and worked in markets across Asia, the USA, and Europe. During his career, Peter has had a variety of roles across R&D, finance, M&A, international trade and sales & marketing generating over $1 billion in new business value in medical and advanced technologies.

Robert Brierley

Global Director, Human Resources

robert brierley bwA passionate, strategic thinking, people and culture leader and consultant, with a proven track record in handling complexity, adapting to rapid and ambiguous change and advising staff and leaders to achieve organisational capability and agility. Applying composure under pressure, leveraging analytics and data to create sustained culture change. Optimising best practice governance through proven robust policies and procedures, protecting brand and reputation through collaborative business partnerships.