Board of Directors

Scott St John profile

Scott St John, Chair

Scott is director of ANZ New Zealand Bank Limited, Mercury Limited, the NEXT Foundation and Fonterra Cooperative Group Limited. Scott was Chief Executive Officer of First NZ Capital from 2002 to 2017. Scott previously served as the Chancellor of the University of Auckland, Chairman of the Securities Industries Association and was a member of the Financial Markets Authority Establishment Board.

Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Business

Lewis Gradon profile

Lewis Gradon, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Lewis became Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in April 2016. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as Senior Vice President – Products & Technology, and six years as General Manager – Research and Development. During his 38-year tenure with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare he has held various engineering positions overseeing the development of our range of products as well the development of our manufacturing, quality, intellectual property, supply chain and clinical research functions.
 
Bachelor of Science – Physics
Michael Daniell profile

Michael Daniell

Mike was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare from November 2001 to March 2016. He was General Manager of Fisher & Paykel’s medical division from 1990 to 2001 and previously held various technical management and product design roles within the company. Mike is a director of Cochlear Limited, Tait Limited, the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, and Chair of Te Tītoki Mataora – MedTech Research Translator. Michael was named a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in June 2021.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
Pip Greenwood profile

Pip Greenwood

Pip is chair of Westpac New Zealand Limited, a director of a2 Milk Company Limited and Vulcan Steel Limited, a current trustee of the Auckland Writers Festival and served as a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel from 2007 to 2011. Pip was a partner at Russell McVeagh between 2001 and 2019 and served as the firm’s Board Chair. She has advised on many high-profile corporate transactions.
 
Bachelor of Laws

Geraldine McBride profile

Geraldine McBride

Geraldine has been involved in the technology industry for 30 years and has a wealth of global experience. She has held senior executive roles at SAP AG and Dell Inc, and is a former President of SAP North America. She is a director of Sky Network Television Ltd and the founder and CEO of MyWave.
 
Bachelor of Science – Zoology
Lisa McIntyre profile

Lisa McIntyre

Lisa is a director of HCF Group, The University of Sydney, Studiosity, and Nanosonics. In addition to her current directorships, Lisa has previously been a director of a range of health entities, including those in healthcare insurance, clinical service delivery and medical research and innovation. Lisa spent 20 years as a senior strategy partner with LEK Consulting providing advice to companies in North America, Asia and Australia.

PhD Physical Chemistry, Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry and Pure Maths 
Neville Mitchell profile

Neville Mitchell 

Neville was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Cochlear Limited between 1995 and 2017. He is a non-executive director of Sonic Healthcare and Q’Biotics Group and a former director of The Board of Tax, South East Sydney Local Health District, Osprey Medical and Sirtex Limited.  Previously, he served on the New South Wales Medical Devices Fund, was Chairman of the Group of 100, and Chairman, Standing Committee (Accounting and Auditing), for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Bachelor of Commerce

Donal O'Dwyer profile

Donal O'Dwyer

Donal is a director of nib Holdings Limited. From 1996 to 2003, he was with Cordis Cardiology (a division of Johnson & Johnson), initially as its president (Europe) and from 2000 to 2003 as its worldwide president. Prior to joining Cordis, Donal worked for 12 years with Baxter Healthcare, rising from plant manager in Ireland to president of the Cardiovascular Group, Europe (now Edwards Lifesciences). Previously he served on the boards of Cochlear Limited and Mesoblast Limited.
 
Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Business Administration
Cather Simpson profile

Cather Simpson

Cather is a Professor of Physics and Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland and a Partner at Pacific Channel, with expertise in lasers and photonics. She is a Director of the International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE) and Founder Director for Orbis Diagnostics. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Paihau–Robinson Research Institute at Victoria University and the New Zealand Product Accelerator. In 2010, Dr Simpson founded and directed The Photon Factory at the University of Auckland. She is a founder of three hard-tech start-ups, including Engender Technologies, where she served as Chief Science Officer from 2011 to 2021. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi and was awarded their 2019 Pickering Medal for excellence in technology and innovation.

PhD Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies