Board of Directors

Mr Richard Davis
Independent Chairman

Mr. Richard Davis joined the Group in June 2014 and is currently serving as a nonexecutive director of ASX listed companies, InvoCare Limited and Australian Vintage Limited (Chairman).

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 Limited, Richard worked as an accounting partner of Bird Cameron. Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Mr Josef Czyzewski
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.

Prior to that time, Josef had held various senior finance positions with BHP Billiton including VP Finance and Corporate Treasurer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle 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 over 30 years experience in the finance industry, including 28 years in private equity with Investcorp and Bridgepoint in Europe and Ironbridge in Australia.

He has sat on the Ironbridge Investment Committee since inception.

He is the Independent Non-executive Chairman of Bravura Solutions.

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

Ms Catherine West
Non-executive Director

Ms Catherine West joined Monash IVF Group in September 2020. She has over 25 years of legal, business affairs and strategy experience in customer focused businesses in the media, entertainment, telecommunications and medical sectors in Australia, the UK and Europe.

Catherine is a non-executive director of ASX listed companies, Nine Entertainment and Peter Warren Automotive Group. She is a director of the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation Limited, a director of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the NIDA Foundation and is Chair of the Board of Governors of Wenona School.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. She is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Zita Peach
Non-executive Director

Ms Zita Peach has more than 30 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and health services industries, and has worked for major industry players such as Fresenius Kabi (Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific), CSL Limited (Vice President, Business Development) and Merck Sharp & Dohme (Commercial Director), the Australian subsidiary of Merck Inc.

Ms Peach is Chair of Pacific Smiles Group Limited and Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Starpharma Holdings Limited. Ms Peach is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

Dr Richard Henshaw
Executive Director

Dr Richard Henshaw MD FRANZCOG FRCOG has practiced in the field of reproductive medicine since 1995.

Richard works as a Fertility Specialist for the Group. Richard has served on many national bodies, including RANZCOG Council, the IVF Medical Directors Group of Australia and New Zealand, and the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee.

Mr Michael Knaap
Managing Director and CEO

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 October 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 Practicing Accountant.

Management Team

Fiona Allen
Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah Bollom
Regional Donor and
Surrogacy Manager

Nicolette Curtis
Regional Manager

Denise Donati
Fertility Solutions
Queensland Manager

Claire Ellen
Regional Manager QLD

Tedd Fuell
Chief Governance
and Risk Officer

Hamish Hamilton
Chief Operating Officer

Malik Jainudeen
Chief Financial Officer
and Company Secretary

Sloane Karlson
General Manager Projects

Jan Lagerwij
Asia Managing Director

May Q, Loke
Centre Manager

Peggy North
Chief People and
Culture Officer

Thierry Panthier
Chief Information Officer

Rebecca Redden
General Manager Ultrasound SA and NT

Prof Luk Rombauts
Group Medical Director

Kate Robertson
Regional Manager WA

Prof Deirdre Zander-Fox
Chief Scientific Officer