Management Team

Greg Lea, BScAgr

Operations Manager, Manufacturing Division

Greg is a highly experienced Operations Manager with veterinary GMP manufacturing experience since 2001 and extensive experience in animal health industries – poultry, vaccines and fisheries.

Namendra Singh, BEng (Chem)

Assistant Operations Manager

A People/Process manager with 23 years of Operation Management in various high profile Pharmaceutical Industries and FMCG. Compelling Situational Leader with the ability to incorporate personal experiences to motivate, coach, train and mentor team members. Demonstrated ability to extract talent, engage participants to optimize the individuals’ skills in order to achieve organizational objectives. Established Lean manufacturing capabilities with accomplished process improvement and problem solving techniques using Six Sigma, Lean (Heijunka), Gemba, PDCA, A3, Kaizen and Coaching Kata.

Chris Morrow, PhD BVSc

Technical & Marketing Manager

Chris is a qualified veterinarian and is the inventor of MS-H Mycoplasma synoviae vaccine strain MS-H. He has extensive experience with avian pathology and exotic disease research. In 2014, he was appointed Associate Professor with the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne.

Sarah Lam

Group Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager

Sarah is a pharmacist and a regulatory professional with over 30 years in the registration of human medicines and medical devices. She is experienced in working with government and the various stakeholders within the global pharmaceutical industry.

Hilda Joubert, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Hilda is an experienced Microbiologist/Biotechnologist. She completed a PhD in Veterinary Tropical Diseases with Fowl Adenovirus as topic. She is experienced in veterinary vaccine research and development (viral and bacterial), diagnostic assay development and validation, molecular biology and phylogenetics as applied in the veterinary vaccine industry.

Ross Henderson, BVSc MACVSc

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Ross is a registered veterinarian who completed his College membership in Pig Medicine. He has an extensive background across the full range of animal health products, gained from service with Bayer (pigs & poultry), Upjohn-Pfizer (pigs, cattle, pets), CSL-Pfizer (vaccines), MSD and Novartis (livestock & pets). Roles have included Technical Services, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs, across the ANZ region.

Greg Underwood, BVSc (Hons) MANZCVSc (Avian Health) PhD GAICD

Group Research & Development Manager

Greg is a registered specialist avian veterinarian with more than 20yrs management experience in the Australian poultry and veterinary vaccine industries.

Dan Andrews, BSc (Hons) PhD (Distinction)

Research & Development Manager

Dan completed his PhD in viral immunology in 2004 and has undertaken post-doctoral training at the University of Western Australia and the University of Melbourne, prior to running an independent laboratory at Monash University. He has extensive experience with immunology and vaccination.

David Beech, BEng (Hons)

Engineering & Services Manager

David joined and strengthened the Glenorie manufacturing team in mid 2008 and brought with him all the experience of a diverse GMP engineering background built upon his sound technical training at the highest level and a calm head to cope with the pressures of biological production.

Julie Brogestam, BSc (Hons)

QA and GMP Compliance Manager

Julie has extensive international experience with a range of biotechnology companies producing human pharmaceuticals. Julie is responsible for QA, QC testing, GMP training, GMP compliance and validation. She has experience in fermentation, R&D, scale up & process development, production, validation, contract manufacturing and operations/project management.

Gamini Jayawardane, PhD BVSc

Quality Control Manager

Gamini has completed his PhD in Newcastle Disease and has many years experience in viral research laboratories and manufacturing facilities around the world, including Malaysia, Japan and England.

Matthew Heslop, BSc (Hons)

Bacterial Product Manager

Matthew has many years commercial fermentation experience in the UK and has been with Bioproperties since 2005 where he has progressed with increasing responsibilities to head our bacterial fermentation department.

Melanie Knoetze

Eimeria Product Manager

A Microbiologist by tertiary qualifications, an experienced validation engineer in the area of biological production, with management experience across a number of food and biological industries.