STELECT TEAM

CORE TEAM

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ELISE SUTHERLAND

Founder & CEO

Elise completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Biomedical Engineering with Business at The University of Melbourne in 2017. Elise has previous work experience working in some small to large corporate businesses in the healthcare sector.  Elise is a strong leader and an innovative and strategic thinker who has successfully taken Stelect into a venture backed business creating impactful technical innovation with a large-scale commercial impact. Elise was an honouree of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia for 2020.

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 DR ANURUPA SHAW

Lead Sensor Design Engineer

Anurupa received her MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA,  and her PhD from Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté  and FEMTO-ST, France. She has a background in acoustics, and has experience in micro and nano fabrication, transducer design and characterization. Her work focuses on conceptualization and development of innovative sensor designs to provide high resolution medical imaging.  She has a keen interest in ultrasonics, acousto-optics, elastic-wave propagation, piezoelectric materials, interferometry, non-destructive testing and evaluation, fabrication and characterization of micro-systems and nano-structures, MUTs, SAW and BAW devices, structural health monitoring, EMATs, signal processing, machine learning, and printed electronics.

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BOARD MEMBERS

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DR ANDREW AJANI

Clinical Advisor to the Board

Andrew is an experienced Interventional Cardiologist and is the current director of Melbourne Interventional Group. Andrew is active in cardiology education, holding associate Professorships at The University of Melbourne and Monash University. Andrew was the lead clinician in interventional cardiology startup, IntelliMedical Technologies which developed a steerable guide wire. IntelliMedical was acquired by Merit Medical in 2018.

ANNA BAGLEY

Non-Executive Director

Anna is an experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer with further expertise is corporate governance, corporate law and legal negotiations. Anna is the group general manager of Risk and Legal at Programmed as well as being the President (Victorian Division) and NonExecutive Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia. Anna has previous experience as a lawyer for both Baker and Mckenzie and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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MATT HALLAM

Non-Executive Director

Matt is an experienced executive in medical device commercialisation who has successfully brought many cardiac devices to market. Matt was previously the Managing Director of Merit Medical, a leading manufacturer and marketer of disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. Previous to this role, Matt has experience working for medical device companies including Abbott Vascular, Biosense Webster, St Jude and Medtronic.

CHRIS SUTHERLAND

Non-Executive Director

Chris is an experienced executive with strong leadership, board, management and operational experience. He has developed a strategy and successfully built a business that is one of the leading services companies in Australia and New Zealand. With an engineering / analytical background, Chris is a strong strategic thinker who has significant first-hand experience with major corporate activity, financing, M & A and capital raising.

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OUR PARTNERS

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Hydrix partnered with Stelect to aid in strengthening our product development team and aiding in our product development pathway. 

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Stelect joined The Actuator in July 2018. The Actuator is Australia's largest MedTech accelerator and provides support around commercialisation, product development and investment.

Stelect was the winner of the The Actuator's 2017 MedTech's Got Talent as the most investable startup of 2018.

Artesian Investment, an Australian Venture Capital Firm, invested in Stelect in August 2018, October 2018 and in May 2019.