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NVC Management Team

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Tomas Steenackers

Managing Director and Chief Executive

Tomas was previously the General Manager Specialty, Emergency & Pathology of Greencross Ltd. Tomas has strong pharmaceutical, retail and pathology sector experience including Senior Management roles with Mayne Pharma, Hospira, Covidien, and Terry White Management.

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Jason Beddow

Chief Financial Officer

Jason was previously the CFO of ASX-listed mining products and services business PPK Group Limited. Jason also has extensive experience in senior financial roles with private equity and listed companies in the health and pharmaceutical sector, as well as audit and advisory roles with big four accounting firm Deloitte.

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Laura Fanning and Janita Robba

Joint Company Secretary

Laura and Janita both have more than 20 years’ financial, governance and commercial experience. Laura is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with significant management experience in listed and unlisted companies. Janita is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in listed and unlisted companies and professional services advisory roles. 

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Dr Alex Whan

General Manager - Operations

Dr Alex has over fifteen years of veterinary experience, practicing veterinary medicine in both Australia and overseas and has experience in both large and small animal medicine.  Alex was previously the Lead Veterinarian and Practice Owner at Brunswick Central Veterinary Clinic in Melbourne, establishing the clinic into a multiple million-dollar operation. 

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Paula Sadler

Chief Marketing Officer

Paula joined NVC with a strong background in senior marketing management roles with experience in both publicly listed and private companies in animal health, entertainment, sport, retail and a large full service marketing agency. Paula has a strong background in customer relationship marketing, marketing strategies, digitally-led and integrated marketing communications.

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Keith Nicholls

Chief Commercial Officer

Keith joined NVC with a strong background in mergers and acquisitions more recently within the dental industry. An experienced executive with cross-functional and cross-industry expertise working with private, private equity and publicly listed companies. Keith also brings extensive commercial and IT knowledge to NVC.

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Gillian Porter

Human Resources Manager

Gillian comes from a generalist HR background within the hospitality industry, working with large multisite restaurant groups including the Jamie Oliver brands. Gillian has strong experience in start-up sites, workforce planning, talent acquisition, process improvement and system implementation.

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David Lloyd

General Manager - New Zealand

David joined NVC with a wealth of knowledge within the veterinary industry, having been the Managing Director of Tasman Vet Services for over ten years. During this time David was also a board member of Wellington After Hours Vet Clinic. Prior to this David worked in Operational and Sales Management roles within the sports and apparel industries.




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