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The Board of MediKane

Other independent board members will be engaged with relevant backgrounds including legal, audit/tax/accounting and specific industry experience (e.g. ex CEO of a functional food, pharmaceutical or supplement company).

Rod’s experience and skills are a result of working in different fields and industries. He started with degrees and other qualifications in science (diabetes biochemistry) and management.

He went from hands-on roles of product development, production, and construction of manufacturing and distribution facilities, was then promoted to senior commercial roles where he developed excellent commercial judgement and people management skills. 

His roles at Heinz, Cadbury Schweppes, The Fosters Group, BOC Gases and Legrand taught him the value of good leadership, and the outcomes of bad leadership. He is demanding of staff but also encouraging. He ended up in senior leadership roles in all the organisations since his late twenties.

Now his focus is coordinating a group of people with diverse backgrounds to work together to build a strong business that makes both a strong profit and a real difference.

Michael is an experienced, results oriented leader who is passionate about health and wellbeing issues and whose unique mix of experience perfectly suits the requirements of managing the US operation of MediKane.

Originally from the USA, Michael graduated from Sydney University Law School, then worked in Sports & Event Management with global companies, the International Management Group (IMG) and SFX Sports Group working alongside identities including Greg Norman, Pat Rafter and Michael Doohan. He was Vice CEO for Diabetes Australia when he began his association with MediKane. His experience and connections within the global network are exceptional.

Since moving to Charleston South Carolina, USA, he has been appointed to the ‘Health & Wellness’ advisory group to the Mayor of Charleston. That appointment has yielded significant benefits for MediKane.

Brings marketing experience with multinationals such as PepsiCo, Simplot and Unilever. He also brings insights gained from running his own successful consultancy for 24 years. Time spent at both ends of the marketing spectrum has taught Michael the value of having a structured marketing process and how it delivers sales. Understanding the right communication channels is necessary for maximising the effect of marketing dollars.

Michael’s successes include launching a new channel for Pizza Hut in Australia and growing market share for Simplot in all categories. His consultancy helped major businesses such as the Commonwealth Bank, Kellogg’s and Nestlé, with many contracts lasting 3 to 8 years.

Peter has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  He has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in a broad range of challenging situations including Director and Chairman experience.

Peter has navigated challenges including James Hardie’s asbestos compensation arrangements, government negotiations, media relations, investor relations as well as Asia Pacific operations. He set up operations for the TNT Sydney Monorail; started up TNT operations in Italy and Argentina.

Peter has a ‘nose’ for good or risky business relationships and has made significant contributions to MediKane’s contractual relationships and Corporate Governance.

Dave has over 30 years’ experience at senior levels in financial management, accounting,  and corporate administration across a range of industries including FMCG, wholesale distribution, manufacturing and financial services.  Dave has held senior management roles with companies such as Kimberly-Clark Australia, The Greater Union Organisation, Challenger Financial Services Group and Stuart Alexander & Co.

His background includes transaction and treasury services, company secretarial and corporate administration functions including due diligence, capital raising, dividends and bonus issues and corporate governance advisory services.

Our resident innovator, Dr Ball has designed and obtained regulatory approval for 41 products in the food, medical device, bioanalytical and pharmaceutical areas. Dr Ball holds a PhD from Macquarie University (2002) and has been recognised as a Fellow of Macquarie University.

Prior to co-founding MediKane, Dr Ball worked as lead researcher and team leader for many technical organisations including the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Eye Research and Technology, Head of Proteomics at Apollo Life Sciences and Senior Scientist in proteomics at Fluorotechnics Pty Ltd. He also consulted on projects for CibaVision, Johnson & Johnson, Macquarie University, Medical Therapeutics Pty Ltd and Novotech Pty Ltd.

Malcolm’s focus is on developing innovative new products and ensuring the product claims are fully supported by science from both internal and independent assessments and trials.