President and CEO
Wayne has held numerous, senior positions in multi-national companies and has lived in seven countries during the past 25 years. Through his career, he has been responsible for building and managing multibillion dollar businesses throughout the world, including mergers, integrations, acquisitions and major restructures as President and CEO.
From 2005 to 2013 he held senior positions at Merck KGaA, most recently as President of Europe, Canada and Australia. Prior to this, he was President of Emerging Markets, President of Japan and Global Head of Cardiovascular medicine.
Between 1999 and 2005, Wayne served at Roche Pharmaceuticals where he was Head of Pharmaceuticals in Roche’s South Korean operation, following his role as Head of Commercial Operations for Roche China based in Shanghai.
From April 2015 until November 2016, Wayne served as a Non-Executive Director of Cepheid (NASDAQ: CHPD), a molecular diagnostics company based in California.
He holds an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, and a degree in business studies from the Queensland University of Technology.
He has also studied business courses at North Western University (Kellog School of Management) in Chicago, IMD Business School in Switzerland, INSEAD in France and Hong Kong University of Technology.
Between 2007 and 2014, John was Founder, Chairman and CEO of NeoChord Inc, a venture capital-backed company commercialising technology developed at the Mayo Clinic for the repair of the mitral valve via minimally invasive techniques.
Previously, John served at Guidant Corp from 1996 until 2006. During ten years at Guidant, he served in various executive level positions in sales and marketing, including Director of Bradycardia Marketing for Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) and Vice President of Sales for Cardiac Surgery, in which he managed a field sales team of more than 600 people and over $1 billion in revenue.
In 1991, John co-founded ACIST Medical and served as its first President and CEO. He was also the founder and CEO of Seaberg Medical, a regional distributor of implantable cardiovascular devices. He lives in Minneapolis and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Carlson School of Management, also at the University of Minnesota.
Catherine Costello also serves as Admedus' Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer and brings more than 20 years of experience in Australian and multinational businesses, including ASX-listed, where she also served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.
Prior to this role, she was Group Financial Controller with a global service provider operating in 32 international jurisdictions, responsible for the global finance, reporting, tax and treasury teams.
Preceding this, she worked for US-listed entities both at the head office and regional office levels in senior financial management roles.
She has a Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, a Masters of Science from Curtin University, is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary and is a graduate of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. She also serves on a number of community based committees.
Non Executive Director
Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in the global pharmaceutical industry across a range of functions and a variety of therapeutic areas. He is currently a non-executive director of several companies, as well as a Global Advisor to Swiss biotech Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Simon was President, Global Corporate and Business Development at Actelion from 2005-2011, a position which spanned licensing, M&A, alliance management and corporate strategic planning. He served as President, North America and Asia-Pacific at Actelion from 2000-2005, with responsibility for all commercial operations in the region.
He was the founding President of Actelion Pharmaceuticals US. From 1998-2000 he worked in sales and marketing for Parke-Davis (now part of Pfizer) in the US and prior to that served in roles in sales, marketing and development at Roche, both in Switzerland and Australia, for nine years.
He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Sydney, a PhD from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Management Qualification from the AGSM, University of NSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.