Meet Our Team
Mr David BreezeChairman, B.Ec MBA F.A.I.C.D
David is a corporate finance specialist with extensive experience in the stock broking industry and capital markets. He has been a corporate consultant to Daiwa Securities; was formerly Manager of Corporate Services for Eyres Reed McIntosh and the State Manager and Associate Director for the stock broking firm BNZ North’s.
David has a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Business Administration, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management; an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors of Australia. He has published in the Journal of Securities Institute of Australia and has also acted as an Independent Expert under the Corporations Act. He has worked on the structuring, capital raising and public listing of over 70 companies involving in excess of $250 million. These capital raisings covered a diverse range of areas including oil and gas, gold, food, manufacturing and technology.
Mr Louis DelacretazChief Technical Officer & Co-Founder, MBA
Mr Delacretaz is one of the founders of Cortical Dynamics. He has over 30 years’ experience as the managing or technical director for a number of successful bio-technology, ICT and electronic manufacturing companies.
Louis has extensive experience in strategic planning, leading operational initiatives and operational management of business development, design & production facilities for globally marketed products. He possesses in-depth experience in dealing with government agencies, international organizations and forming startup organizations. Louis has an MBA, is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a national finalist in the Yellow Pages Business Idea Awards.
Prof. David LileyCo-founder, MBChB, PhD
Professor David Liley is one of the founders of Cortical Dynamics and one of Cortical’s Key Personnel. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Auckland in 1990, completing a PhD in Psychiatry and Applied Mathematics in 1996.
Professor Liley currently holds honorary appointments in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Clinical Neurosciences at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University of Technology.
Gary ToddManaging Director, B.Compt.
Gary has extensive sales and financial experience gained over 30 years in Australia and internationally. He has extensive expertise in managing and securing new international business partnerships with manufacturers based in Asia, Europe and USA for the supply and distribution of medical devices and consumables. He has also successfully managed sales teams with up to $90 million in annual revenues.
Gary started his career with Deloitte, whilst completing a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree, before moving into sales and marketing.
He worked for 5 years with Unilever and for 3 years with Consol Glass in South Africa before moving to London, UK where he gained international experience as a financial analyst contractor working for Cable & wireless Global Markets, Telewest Communications (now part of Virgin media) and IBM Global Services. He emigrated to Sydney in 2003 and has held divisional business manager and national sales roles within the IT&T, medical consumables and devices markets. His experience within Australia included seven years in the anaesthetic and critical division as Business and Sales & Marketing manager for Device Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
Dr Bruce WhanNon-executive Director. PhD
Bruce is a company director and also consults on intellectual property matters, with a focus on commercialisation and start-up companies. He has extensive experience, in the management of innovation and commercialisation of R&D, involving bridging research and industry, and taking an active role in spin-off company formation, management and governance. He has been on several company boards as well as government granting bodies including Commercialisation Australia, Clean Technology Investment Committee and the Climate Ready Committee. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Mehrnaz ShoushtarianPhD
Dr. Mehrnaz Shoushtarian graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Monash University in 2008. Her PhD work contributed to the emerging development of electrovestibulography as a novel diagnostic tool. Between 2008 and the present she was a post-doctoral Research Fellow within the Clinical Research Center for Movement Disorders and Gait at the Kingston Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne.
Her research interests include measurement and processing of physiological signals using conventional and novel recording techniques. She has conducted several clinical trials to assess progression of disorder and effects of medication on patients with neurodegenerative disorders, using different measurement techniques.
Meet Our Advisory Panel
David SmithDipM, FCIM, USA
David is a medical device executive with 30+ years’ experience of commercialising biomedical technologies. He is the founder of Tenaxis Medical, where he raised $22m from investors and eventually sold the company in 2014 for $178m.
Dr Adrian SultanaMD, FRCP, FANZCA
Dr.Sultana MD FRCP (Glasg) FANZCA is a consultant anaesthetist in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the University of Malta in 1984, trained in General Medicine in the UK, and graduated FANZCA in 1993 after specialist training in Sydney and Melbourne.
He is a Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.
Dr. Sultana has a long-term interest and experience in anaesthesia and perioperative management of bariatric surgical patients and is currently the Executive Secretary of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (http://ispcop.net).
Dr. Sultana has regularly presented Scientific Papers in anaesthesia for obesity at national and international congresses in the last few years. He has tutored the topic of Obesity and Anaesthesia at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists’ pre-examination course in Sydney since 1999.
His current research interests include novel airway techniques during anaesthesia for the morbidly obese; target controlled intravenous anaesthesia and opioid free anaesthetic techniques for Bariatric Surgery.