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Mr Richard Davis

Independent Chairman

Mr Richard Davis joined the Group in June 2014 and is currently serving as a non-executive director of InvoCare and Australian Vintage (and Chairman of Australian Vintage).

Richard worked for InvoCare for 20 years until 2008. For the majority of that time he held the position of CEO and managed the growth of that business through a number of ownership changes and over 20 acquisitions, including offshore in Singapore.

Prior to InvoCare, Richard worked in venture capital and as an accounting partner of Bird Cameron.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Mr Josef Czyzewski

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Josef Czyzewski joined the Group in June 2014 and has over 30 years of experience in senior finance positions and significant experience in the health industry.

Josef has held the positions of CFO at Healthscope Limited, and more recently CFO/General Manager Strategy and Development at Spotless Group Limited following its takeover by private equity interests in 2012.

Josef has held various senior finance positions with BHP Billiton and served as a non-executive chairman of CSG Limited.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Christina (‘Christy’) Boyce

Independent Non-executive Director

Ms Christy Boyce joined the Group in June 2014. Christy is also a director of Port Jackson Partners and a non-executive director of ASX Listed company, Greencross Limited and Oneview Healthcare.

Christy has over 20 years of management consulting experience in both Australia and the United States and has worked extensively with major corporations on corporate strategy. Prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, Christy spent 14 years with McKinsey and Company, where she was a partner.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business (Northwestern University) and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Zita Peach

Independent non-executive Director

Zita Peach was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Monash IVF Group Board effective from 12 October 2016. Zita is a highly accomplished business executive with multi-disciplinary experience across international markets and is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies, Starpharma Limited and AirXpanders Inc where she holds the position of Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee in both organisations.

At leading global healthcare company Fresenius Kabi, Zita was Executive Vice President for South Asia Pacific, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand and Chair of the Boards for Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Zita has extensive experience across the Asia Pacific region and in growing companies from start-up through to large multinational status. She has extensive international experience in marketing and conducting major business transactions in multiple markets across the globe. Zita was Vice President of Business Development at CSL Limited and has an extensive track record in M&A deals, licensing and commercialising products and technologies on a global scale.

Zita holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Neil Broekhuizen

Non-executive Director

Mr Neil Broekhuizen is the Joint Chief Executive Officer of Ironbridge.

Neil has 23 years of private equity experience with Investcorp and Bridgepoint in Europe and Ironbridge in Australia. Neil has sat on the Ironbridge Investment Committee since inception and also represents the Ironbridge Funds on the Board of Bravura Solutions.

Neil is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSC (Eng) Honours degree from Imperial College, University of London.

Mr Benjamin (‘James’) Thiedeman

Managing Director

Mr James Thiedeman joined the Group in 2009.

James has spent the last 25 years working in healthcare in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining the Group, he was the CEO of Noosa Private Hospital on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and has held senior roles with Ramsay Health Care, Affinity Health, Mayne Health and Health Care of Australia.

Before moving to the private health industry, James held senior policy and planning positions in the public sector.

James holds a Bachelor of Business (Health Administration) from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from Griffith University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Richard Henshaw

Executive Director

Dr Richard Henshaw has practised in the field of reproductive medicine in both the United Kingdom and Australia for the past 22 years.

Richard works as a Fertility Specialist for the Group and is the National Medical Director of Repromed. He previously worked for Monash IVF in Victoria.

Richard has served as Chairman of the IVF Medical Directors of Australia and New Zealand, and also on the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Technical Committee, which reviews the regulatory regime in place in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Michael Knaap

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mr Michael Knaap was appointed to the role of Monash IVF Group CFO and Company Secretary in August 2015.

Michael has more than 15 years' experience in senior finance executive roles in the FMCG sector in both listed and unlisted organisations. Michael's role prior to joining Monash IVF Group was with Patties Foods Limited where he held a number of executive positions in 6 years, including the role of CFO and Company Secretary.

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