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Dr Tony Coulepis
Executive Chairman

Dr Anthony (Tony) Coulepis holds a PhD in microbiology from Monash University specialising in virology (Hepatitis A). His formal qualifications are complemented with over 35 years of experience in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences. Starting his career at the Monash University, Tony then worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and later worked for the Fairfield Hospital for Infectious Diseases. Following these engagements he worked for AMRAD Corporation Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company. Tony was the founding director and CEO of the Australian Biotechnology Association (ABA), which later became AusBiotech Ltd, Australia’s pinnacle biotechnology industry organisation. During his time in this position he was responsible for the development and implementation of AusBiotech’s first and second business plans.Tony produced over 60 industry submissions, organised more than 252 nation-wide events and was involved in more then 25 international missions and associated activities.

 

Tony was the founding CEO of Cellsense Pty Ltd and Australian Stem Cell HealthCare Pty Ltd, both of which are involved in umbilical cord blood-stem-cell collection, processing and storage. Over the course of his career he has held a number of senior positions including CEO, General Manager, Business Development Director, Operations Director, Laboratory Director and Senior Scientist. He has authored over 80 scientific and industry publications.

 


Mr Jonathon Hasset
Non-Executive Director

Jonathon Hassett has over 30 years experience in the legal and investment banking industries.  Jonathon is currently the principal of Hassett Dixon Solicitors, a commercial firm in Sydney. Jonathon was a founding partner of this firm 20 years ago. Jonathon is an admitted Solicitor and Barrister in all Australian states (except Tasmania) and has appeared as Lead Counsel in all Superior Courts of Record.

Apart from appearing in court, his legal experience includes advising a large, diversified client base of major private and small public companies.  Jonathon has a long history of completing successful litigation as both Counsel and instructing solicitor, and completing complex commercial transactional documentation. Jonathon also has eight years experience in investment banking at Associate Director level including numerous, successful public company floats, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance arrangements.