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Michael Knaap

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Michael Knaap was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for Monash IVF Group on 15 April 2019.

Following his tenure as MVF Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since August 2015, Michael was appointed to Interim CEO in Oct 2018.

Mr Knaap has nearly 20 years experience in executive positions with a strong operational, strategic and leadership background. Prior to joining MVF Group, Michael was with Patties Foods Limited where he held a number of executive positions over six years, including the role of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.

He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Monash University and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Brett Comer

Chief Operating Officer

Brett Comer joined in April 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the Australian fertility and ultrasound clinic operations. Brett is accountable for leading delivery of the business’ financial performance, customer (patient) experience, laboratories and clinician engagement.

Prior to joining Monash IVF, Brett spent fifteen years at Bupa in finance, strategy and general management roles. He was the General Manager responsible for the launch and operation of Bupa Medical Visa Services (immigration health) and Bupa Health Dialog (chronic disease management) and the finance lead for the acquisition and merger of MBF.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Malik Jainudeen

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mr Malik Jainudeen was appointed to the role of Monash IVF Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary on 15 April 2019.

Malik joined MVF Group in 2014 as a senior finance leader and has continued to progress his career with MVF Group including the recent appointment of Interim CFO in 2018.

He has more than 15 years experience in the finance sector including 10 years at KPMG as a Manager in Audit and Assurance where his client portfolio included ASX listed organisations Origin Energy Limited, AusNet Services and Dulux Group Limited. Malik was also the External Audit Manager for the Monash IVF Group for 6 years prior to its listing on the ASX in 2014.

He holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

Fiona Allen

Chief Marketing Officer

Fiona Allen joined Monash IVF Group as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2019.

She is accountable for evolving the Monash IVF brand to meet the changing needs of the Australian community. She is also accountable for building customer awareness and advocacy, driving acquisition and retention, and creating experiences that customers love. A key areas of focus is driving innovation and simplicity in customer interactions.

Over the last 20 years Fiona has worked in senior marketing roles across a variety of sectors including healthcare, human services, financial services, professional services and FMCG. Most recently she worked with Medibank Health Solutions, GE Capital, and Simplot, helping them grow their brands and transition to a customer centric model and culture.

Fiona holds a Masters of Business Administration and a qualification in Marketing.

Tedd Fuell

Group Quality, Regulatory & Risk Manager

Ms Tedd Fuell joined the Monash IVF Group in February 2016 as the Group Quality, Risk & Compliance Manager. Tedd has spent the last 18 years working in the healthcare industry in both project management and quality and compliance roles. Before joining the Monash IVF Group, Tedd worked for UK Pharmaceutical Group, Forum Bioscience and subsidiary Britannia Pharmaceuticals. Her last 10 years have been spent in the fertility industry working on quality, risk and compliance.

Tedd holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree from the University of London.

Pierre Haila

Chief Information Officer

Mr Pierre Haila joined Monash IVF in 2018 and is responsible for the Group’s cyber security and digital transformation. Pierre has a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) (Hons) from La Trobe University. Before joining Monash IVF Group, Pierre worked in senior technology roles for the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office and Mediaocean.

Hamish Hamilton

Regional Manager South Australia, Northern Territory & Ultrasound

Dr Hamish Hamilton was appointed the General Manager of Repromed Adelaide and Darwin in 2014 – having previously held the role of General Manager Repromed Darwin from 2012. Hamish now also oversees the Group’s ultrasound services.

Hamish has worked as a Scientist in reproduction for almost 20 years obtaining his PhD in Mamalian preimplantation embryo development in 2005. He has since worked in senior scientific roles within SA and NT and maintains a strong interest in embryo and oocyte cryopreservation. Hamish is proud to lead a strong and talented group of clinical, scientific, nursing and customer service staff who work together to provide a world-class fertility service that is second to none in Australia.

Johannes Lagerwij

Business Development Manager

Mr Johannes “Jan” Lagerwij joined the Monash IVF Group in March 2017 as the Director of International Business Development.

Jan’s role will be to further strengthen the organisation’s footprint in international markets by identifying and executing potential overseas partnerships and acquisitions to grow and expand the Monash IVF Group brand internationally. Jan comes with extensive global experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, co-development licensing and funding in the healthcare field.

Prior to his appointment with Monash IVF Group, he was an independent healthcare consultant advising strategic firms, venture capital and private equity in various strategic and transactional projects in China and Singapore.

Prof Michelle Lane

Director of Research and Development

Prof Michelle Lane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. from Monash University. Joining Repromed in 2003, Michelle has enjoyed a number of roles within the Monash IVF Group including Scientific Director, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Operating Manager before becoming the Group Regional Manager in 2016. Michelle’s extensive knowledge in the area of preimplantation embryology has seen her published in over 53 publications.

May Kew, Loke

Centre Manager of KL Fertility

Ms. May Kew joined in June 2015 as the Centre Manager of KL Fertility. She is responsible for the overall operations, administrations, business development and marketing aspects of the business unit. Prior to her joining KL Fertility, she was a very experienced and renowned Chief Embryologist at one of Malaysia's busiest fertility centre and possess more than 14 years of experience as an Embryologist. She graduated from the University of Leeds in the UK with Master of Science in Clinical Embryology and is currently undergoing Masters in Business Administration.

Peggy North

Chief People & Culture Officer

Ms Peggy North joined the Monash IVF Group as Group Human Resources Manager in March 2017.

In her 16 years as a Human Resources specialist, she has worked in large multinational, public and private companies, developing HR action plans; designing, leading and facilitating change processes; applying change management methodologies; and, developing recommendations to promote HR policy, cultural and procedural change.

Prior to joining the Group, Peggy gained her Human Resources experience working for leading Australian and International FMCG organisations.

Peggy holds a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce, Human Resources Management and Services from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and is currently undertaking her MBA.

Prof Luk Rombauts

Group Medical Director

Prof Luk Rombauts joined the Monash IVF Group in 1999, becoming Group Medical Director in 2016. Luk also holds positions as the Research Director at Monash IVF, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University and Clinical Research Director of the Endometriosis Care Centre of Australia (ECCA). Luk is also the Vice-President of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) where he was appointed in 2011.

Tom Sexton

General Manager – Queensland

Mr Tom Sexton joined Monash IVF in 2013 and is responsible for the Queensland operations of Monash IVF Group, including both Monash IVF and MyIVF. Tom has undergraduate degrees in Science (Exercise Physiology) and Arts (Psychology) from University of Queensland and more recently has completed an MBA at Melbourne Business School. Before joining Monash IVF, Tom has worked in senior management roles across various medical fields, including dentistry and general practice, and prior to that he undertook number of retail FMCG management positions.

Clementina Singh

General Manager NSW

Ms Clementina Singh joined Monash IVF in January 2018 and is responsible for the New South Wales operations of the Monash IVF Group. Clementina holds an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management and post graduate qualifications in both Health Administration and Project Management. Before joining Monash IVF, Clementina held senior management roles in operations and business management as well project management within the fertility industry and managed quality assurance activities more broadly within the health industry. Clementina brings a wealth of knowledge in the establishment and delivery of fertility services within New South Wales, nationally and internationally.