The Micro-X Limited Board of Directors
Peter Rowland BSc., MBA, MIET, CEng, FAICD
Peter worked in the engineering design, development and project management of innovative, high-technology military & scientific equipment in his early career in Scotland. In Australia, he ran an engineering design consultancy group, was director of business development at BAE Systems and then was managing director of ASX-listed Ellex Medical Lasers which designed and manufactured ophthalmic laser equipment. More recently he was vice president of Asia-Pacific operations for Biolase Technology Inc, a NASDAQ listed therapeutic medical device supplier.
Patrick O’Brien LLB, B.Com, Grad Dip Applied Finance, MBA
Mr O’Brien is managing director of Patrick O’Brien & Associates and a director of Red Rock Leisure, The Water & Carbon Group and O’Brien Capital. Mr O’Brien has over 25 years’ business experience in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia and the US including as an executive director with Macquarie Group where he led teams in corporate finance (Melbourne 1996-2005) and private equity (London 2005-2009). In this latter role Mr O’Brien was responsible for Macquarie’s controlling stakes in, and chaired, large unlisted groups European Directories and National Grid Wireless. Prior to Macquarie, Mr O’Brien was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and a lawyer with Minter Ellison.
Jim McDowell LL.B ( Hons)
Jim worked for 35 years in a variety of Executive roles in the Aerospace and Defence industry, living in the U.K., Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Saudi Arabia, culminating in the roles of CEO BAE Systems Australia followed by CEO BAE Systems Saudi Arabia. Since leaving his executive roles Jim has become a non-executive director of ASX listed companies Austal Ltd. and Codan Ltd. He is also Chairman of the government owned Australian Nuclear Science and a Technology Organisation and Chancellor of the University of South Australia.
Yasmin King BA (Econ)(Honours). MBA
Yasmin King is CEO of SkillsIQ Limited, the organisation that develops the National Occupational Standards for vocational qualifications in the Services and Health and Community services sectors. Yasmin was the inaugural NSW Small Business Commissioner and an Associate Commissioner for the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, both positions leading to her detailed knowledge and experience in the areas of compliance and regulation. Yasmin has extensive experience in negotiation having run a successful consultancy in this area, including acting as lead negotiator for numerous State and Federal Government procurement contracts. She worked as a principal consultant for an international negotiation organisation coaching major ASX companies and public sector agencies including Department of Defence in contract negotiation. She has also served on both public and private sector boards. She is an adjunct of the Australian Graduate School of Management, delivering the conflict resolution and negotiation component of the Women in Leadership program. Yasmin holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant.
Richard Hannebery BA (Econ). Grad Dip Econ
Executive Director Corporate Development
Richard Hannebery has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and financial advisory services with Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and JT Campbell & Co. Richard has 15 years’ experience as a specialist in healthcare technology and intellectual property based companies operating in regulated markets at a corporate development and director level. Richard has extensive experience in strategy development and its implementation, as well as commercialisation, including direct negotiation of key sales and distribution agreements in various markets with large multinational medtech and technology companies. Richard is currently a board member and the chief executive of ASX-listed Genera Biosystems Limited and a non-executive director of Australian Continence Solutions Pty Limited and its operating company Nurturecare (Aust) Pty Limited.
David Symons LLB, B.Com
Mr Symons has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate strategy communications, private equity, investment banking, and corporate management. He has previously held executive roles at ABN AMRO Capital, Macquarie Bank, Merrill Lynch and Promina Group. He is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed Genera Biosystems Limited.
Dr. Alexander Gosling AM, MA, DEng, FTSE
Dr. Alexander has been working in the field of process and product development and related research and development for 40 years. A founding director of Invetech and was part of the management team that led Invetech to a public listing (as Vision Systems) and then to its acquisition by Danaher Corp for $800M. He currently works for Capstone Partners, a strategy consultancy specialising in technology commercialisation and the development of start-up companies. Alexander is an engineer, with an Honours degree from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, and a Governor of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Swinburne University and made a Member of The Order of Australia for services to engineering.
Georgina Carpendale BBus (Hons), ACA, MAICD
Georgina has over 10 years’ experience in accounting and finance. Georgina is a Chartered Accountant with a First Class Honours Degree in Business specialising in Accounting and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She started her career in Ireland before relocating to Australia where she worked as an auditor with BDO (previously PKF). Georgina held the positions of Financial Controller and Company Secretary with Signostics Ltd, a medical technology company. Georgina’s experience includes capital raising, company re-structures, establishment of international subsidiaries and shareholder relations.