ANDHealth is Australia’s only organisation dedicated to providing programs designed specifically to address the unique commercialisation challenges faced by digital health companies.
ANDHealth’s vision is to create a world leading, national, integrated ecosystem for the development, commercialisation and implementation of evidence-based digital health technologies in Australia.
Founded by Bronwyn Le Grice and James Dromey, ANDHealth was incorporated to address an identified gap in the Australian Innovation landscape: to provide programs and support to digital health companies specific to the challenges of commercialising in this new and emerging sector.
By forming a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary membership and working collaboratively across Australia, we bring proven expertise to our innovators and investors.
Bronwyn has 18 years executive experience in the health technology sector spanning venture capital, transaction management, capital raising, corporate development, investor relations and industry advocacy.
In her prior role as Investment Director with healthcare VC, BioScience Managers, Bronwyn was responsible for managing significant transactions resulting in over A$65m of private and public equity raisings.
After completing the $35m Adherium IPO on the ASX, Bronwyn founded ANDHealth, Australia’s only dedicated digital health accelerator. ANDHealth’s unique industry-led model provides critical support to Australian digital health companies to meet key clinical and commercial requirements to enable them to access institutional investment and international markets.
Paul has a diverse range of experience across a multitude of industries. Over the last 17 years, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the financial management field. His roles have included leading and supporting teams, within both Australia wide organisations, as well as smaller family-run companies. He now runs a successful business consulting company, wherein he supports business owners to understand and grow their financial position.
With degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Immunology from the University of Melbourne, Grace has a track record in project management, clinical validation and commercialisation within the medtech and digital health sectors. She has previously held roles in the Project Management team at CSL Group and has been involved in the creation of multiple medtech businesses in her role as Business Development Manager of Grey Innovation. Grace is a co-inventor on a now ASX listed digital health technology developed with Monash University and has been actively involved in the development of health technologies from invention, through clinical trials, to commercialisation. Grace has a passion for the nexus of invention, opportunity and business strategy; supporting good ideas reach their audience and survive when backed by strong and sustainable business strategy.
An accomplished strategist, analyst and communicator, Iain has more than 20 years’ experience in the life sciences sector in Australia and globally.
He was the co-founder and editor of Australian Biotechnology News, Australia’s first biotechnology business daily news service, which he managed for five years before moving to the UK. In London, he worked for Mergermarket, a division of the Financial Times, where he provided highly specialised analysis of pharmaceuticals for the investment sector.
He then took a managing editor role at the Economist Intelligence Unit, where he was tasked with growing the group’s life sciences client base. He also chaired The Economist’s annual Pharma Summit, as well as other major events for the World Health Organisation and Novo Nordisk.
More recently, he was EY’s European life sciences analyst, based in Zürich, where he worked closely with the firm’s leadership and pharmaceutical and medtech clients.
Deena graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and First-Class Honours. Working as a neurorehabilitation therapist, Deena experienced the prominent health inequities that impact our society, igniting a desire to make a difference on a larger scale.
Prior to joining ANDHealth, Deena completed a fellowship in New York at StartUp Health, a platform and venture fund for global digital health companies. In her current role as Program Manager, Deena is combining her deep interests in innovative technology, entrepreneurship and healthcare.
Deena’s desire to pursue this career stemmed from her strong passion for making an impact in the lives of others. Deena has an ongoing commitment to community work – having held numerous voluntary positions on the committees of non-for-profits for children with disabilities over the past 7 years.
Rita is a highly organised and efficient Executive Assistant with over 10 years experience across a variety of industries including travel, consulting and health. She is a native German speaker and fluent in French. Rita also has a background in Business Administration and Office Management.
Marcelle is a qualified Optometrist with 3 years of clinical experience. She is endorsed to prescribe therapeutics and has also completed an Advanced Contact Lens Certificate. Marcelle has worked in both metropolitan and rural Victoria and has a great interest in improving health outcomes for all patients. In 2016, Marcelle was a Social Media Councillor as the Optometry Representative for the Future Health Leaders council. Marcelle has a track record in marketing, also evident by a successful health food blog that she began at the age of 18. She is ecstatic to be spreading the important message and work of ANDHealth through her marketing abilities.
Women In Digital Health [‘About Us – Team’ between team & testimonials
I have found the organisation’s proactive attitude, collaborative nature, strategic connections, and expertise highly beneficial to the growing digital health community; and foresee a continued need for ANDHealth’s activities in the future to build expertise in digital health commercialisation with a view to contributing to the nation’s economic prosperity.
I think the organisation’s proactive attitude, collaborative nature, strategic connections, and expertise are highly beneficial to the growing digital health community; and am delighted to be able to add my name to the list of those supporting ANDHealth’s activities in the future to build expertise in digital health commercialisation with a view to contributing to the nation’s economic prosperity.
“In a relatively short period of time, ANDHealth has made a positive impact and delivered measurable benefits to the digital health and broader biotechnology sectors."
“ANDHealth has been instrumental in developing Australia’s Digital Health sector, from working with the sector to highlight regulation and adaptive clinical trial potential, to international delegations and working with the ANDHealth cohort companies to commercialise evidenced based digital health products.”
“From my perspective as an Advisor to numerous Digital Health organizations, ANDHealth really stands out as a visionary organization with unique leadership that understands the need to target real problems in healthcare and address them with innovation and transformation that are grounded in economic sustainability and successful long term outcomes.”
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