Between 2002 and 2005, Andrew was President of Pall Asia, a subsidiary of Pall Corporation, with responsibility for all Pall Corporation activities in the Asia Pacific region.

Andrew joined Pall in 2002 with the acquisition by Pall Corporation of US Filter’s Filtration and Separations business, where he was President. Andrew was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the US Filter Filtration and Separations Group in February 1998 after US Filter acquired Memtec Limited. Prior to his position at US Filter, Andrew was President and Chief Operating Officer of Memtec Limited from 1987 to 1997, and prior to that, at Baxter Healthcare Corporation where he was employed for 12 years in a number of positions. Andrew’s last assignment at Baxter Healthcare Corporation was as President of the corporation’s US based Medical Devices Division.

Andrew is Chairman of Universal Biosensors Inc., and a non executive Director of Cochlear Ltd and Vaxxas Pty Ltd.

Andrew graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Chemistry and achieved a distinction in his MBA at the Harvard Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Andrew was appointed as a Director of SpeeDx Pty Ltd in 2009.


Non Executive Director

Andy is a Managing Director with Talu Ventures in Brisbane, Australia. Talu Ventures was founded in 2013 with a portfolio of investments formerly managed by CM Capital Investments. Andy joined CM Capital Investments in 2003 and spent 7 years as a Partner in the firm. Andy has more than 20 years of experience in the biomedical and IT industries. Following 4 years as a Project Manager at the CSIRO, Andy spent 5 years at AGEN Biomedical in various project management and business development roles. He joined Lake Technology, Sydney, in 1999, prior to its ASX listing, as Director of Business Development & Licensing. Lake Technology was later acquired by Dolby Labs in 2003. Andy is a current Board member of Universal Biosensors Pty (ASX: UBI), Osprey Medical (ASX: OSP), Advent Pharmaceuticals Pty, Altiris Pharmaceuticals Inc and Piedmont Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Andy has a BSc Hons degree in Physics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He also has a Master of Science degree in Instrumentation from the University of Manchester. Andy has a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Markets) from AFMA and a post-grad Certificate in Science Media & Journalism from the University of Technology in Sydney.


Non Executive Director

John Klopp was Worldwide Vice President, Business Development, for Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Care Franchise when he retired in 2009. During his sixteen year career with J&J, he established several partnerships with other companies, led the acquisition of two publicly traded companies, and led several successful patent legal actions. The acquisitions represented over 90% of the Diabetes Care Franchise sales in 2009.

Prior to Johnson & Johnson, he was Manager of Licenses and Acquisitions for DuPont Medical Products Department. During his 28 year career with DuPont, he held positions of increasing responsibility in New Venture Development, turnarounds, partnership and joint venture development, and M&A. After the formation of a joint venture with Applied BioTechnology (Inc.), he was elected to the Board of ABT.

In 2010, he was appointed to the Research and Development Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. John was appointed as a Director of SpeeDx Pty Ltd in 2010.


Non Executive Director

Michael P. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Northpond Ventures, a global venture capital fund dedicated to science and technology. Dr. Rubin’s active directorships include Mitra Biotech, DiCE Molecules, Inflammatix, Teckro, Candel, Sherlock Bio and Scipher Medicine. Dr. Rubin was previously co-founder and managing partner of Sands Capital Ventures, a global cross industry venture capital business, and affiliate of Sands Capital Management. Under Dr. Rubin’s leadership, SCV invested in dozens of leading startups, resulting in numerous successful businesses and exits, including but not limited to Complete Genomics (IPO), Dova (IPO), Quad Technologies (sale to Biotechne), Firefly Bioworks (sale to Abcam), and Agilis (Sale to PTC Therapeutics).

Dr. Rubin became a board-certified physician and surgeon, and completed his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rubin has led multiple IRB-approved research groups, published numerous papers in refereed journals, written chapters in leading texts, conducted clinical trials on leading commercial molecules, received NIH funding for novel research, attained industry sponsored funding for original biotherapeutic investigations, presented studies at large international forums, and conducted basic science research in molecular genetics at Harvard’s Ocular Genetics Institute.

Dr. Rubin also holds an MBA from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a CFA charter holder, earned his medical doctorate at The University of Chicago, and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, where he was the student graduation speaker. Dr. Rubin was appointed as a Director of SpeeDx Pty Ltd in 2019.


Non Executive Director

After spending some time at Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis researching new HIV drugs (one of which has been approved and is in use today), Dr. Ogden went on to complete a PhD at University College London, investigating Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. She then migrated to Australia and joined Johnson & Johnson as a molecular biologist, researching new drug targets in oncology.

Dr. Ogden embarked on a career change in 2003 and joined Platinum as an investment analyst. Her rich knowledge base in molecular biology and first-hand insights into the pharmaceutical and biotech industry give her a unique ability to delve deeply into the fundamentals of healthcare companies.
At Platinum Bianca manages the Platinum International Health Care Fund and leads the healthcare sector team.