Head of People and Culture
Leanne joined Nanosonics in March 2017. She has extensive experience in the People and Culture field gained from her work as an executive level strategic business partner in a wide range of national and international workplaces.
Her key areas of experience include people and culture strategies, alignment and engagement strategies, high performance culture development, capability building and change management. Leanne combines her energetic approach and business acumen with her passion for people and culture to help drive commercial outcomes.
Michael Kavanagh BSc, MBA (Advanced)
CEO, President and Managing Director
Mr Kavanagh joined Nanosonics as CEO and President effective October 2013. He was a Non-executive Director of the Board from July 2012 to October 2013.
Mr Kavanagh has more than 25 years of international commercial experience in the healthcare market having held local, regional and global roles in medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
Before joining Nanosonics, he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for the major medical device company Cochlear Ltd, a position he held for more than 10 years. Mr Kavanagh has no other current and former directorships in the last three years.
McGregor Grant BEc, CA, GAICD
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
McGregor joined Nanosonics in April 2011 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the Company, the IT function and, together with Michael Kavanagh, has joint responsibility for investor relations. He has more than 22 years’ business experience in a number of senior roles in the medical device and healthcare industries located in Australia and the United States and previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in Australia and Europe.
Steven Farrugia, BE, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Steven joined Nanosonics as Senior Vice President, Design and Development, in September 2016 and was appointed to the role of CTO in February 2018. He has over 20 years' experience leading the development of medical devices. Prior to Nanosonics, Steven held a range of senior executive roles with ResMed, including VP of Technology and VP of Product Development. He is an inventor of almost 300 granted and pending patents and is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at The University of Sydney. In addition to Design and Development, Steven is responsible for the Regulatory Affairs function of the Company.
Ken Shaw B.S. Finance
President – Americas
Ken joined Nanosonics in September 2017 as the head of our commercial operations in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Ken has over 20 years of experience in healthcare related businesses, most recently as President for Amoena GMBH. Prior to that he held general management roles at BSN Medical, Medicom, Energizer and Pfizer.
Gerard Putt BSc, GAICD
Chief Operations Officer
Gerard joined Nanosonics full time in 2011 after 18 months on the Nanosonics advisory board and has extensive experience in the medical device industry as a leader of development, engineering, production and operations teams. He has particular experience in the implementation of new products into manufacturing and rapid scaling of production to international market needs. Gerard is responsible for the Product Supply, Service and Quality functions at Nanosonics.