As founder and Chairman of Sonoa Healthcare, Bob has drawn together a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who are developing a range of innovative healthcare services aimed at the worldwide community.
Prior to Sonoa Healthcare, Bob established Origin Healthcare to manage Australia's deteriorating shortage of healthcare staff. Origin Healthcare went on to become one of Australia’s top 500 private companies.
Bob has extensive experience in healthcare, business, financial and human resources management. He has held senior positions with some of Australia’s largest employers including the Skilled Group, Origin Healthcare, the Capital Territory Health Commission, Aboriginal Hostels, and the Commonwealth Departments of Communications, Defence Support and Foreign Affairs.
Bob holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Bob was awarded the Ernst & Young Southern Region Entrepreneur of the Year for the services sector in 2002.
Russell is currently working as Executive Deputy Chairman at Sonoa Healthcare. His role involves the development and implementation of a range of innovative healthcare services and products aimed at the worldwide community.
Russell has held senior appointments as Executive Director, Chief Executive, General Manager and National Hospital Manager in healthcare in Australia, the Middle East and China. He has worked with some of the world’s largest employers including the Munich Re group, Southern Healthcare Network, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Origin Healthcare, Skilled Group, Medibank Private, MedNet GmbH and International SOS.
Russell completed his Bachelor of Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration at La Trobe University. He also holds a Certificate in Health Science from Deakin University and an MBA from the University of New England. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
As Medical Director, Professor Gab Kovacs AM is responsible for advising the board on the appointment and performance of the various editorial boards established by Sonoa Healthcare®.
The purpose and function of these boards is to develop healthcare information databases for use by consumers. These databases are designed and presented in such a way as to allow individuals to participate in treatment decisions with both their medical practitioners and their families.
Professor Kovacs is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash university and has published more than 130 scientific papers, over 30 chapters in textbooks, and has written five books for the public and edited ten textbooks.
He has held senior membership roles with a number of high level healthcare committees and organisations and has a wide network of healthcare colleagues in both practice and academia.
Professor Kovacs was recognised for his achievments in healthcare by the Australian Government when he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2004.
As Managing Director, Kate is responsible for Sonoa Healthcare’s business development. In addition, Kate is responsible for the co-ordination and control of Sonoa Healthcare’s multiple projects and associated product development, implementation, and quality control.
Kate has held senior management positions in healthcare as Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, National Manager, Management Consultant and Director of Nursing.
Kate completed her Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) at Monash University. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery from Victoria University and a Critical Care Certificate. Kate undertook a Bachelor of Education at Monash University and holds a CELTA qualification from Cambridge University. Kate was awarded an MBA from the University of New England.
Kate is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
In 2012 Kate was awarded the prestigious "board diversity" scholarship by the Australian Insititute of Company Directors, the scholarship recognises women in business who are able to make a substantial contribution toward corporate development.
As Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Terry is primarily responsible for maintenance of the highest standards of corporate governance, financial standards and social responsibility within the Sonoa Healthcare Group.
Terry has been a career banker for over 43 years. He has recently returned to Australia having spent the last 20 years overseas. He first moved to Hong Kong in 1989 where he was responsible for setting up HSBC’s Asia Pacific sub-custody network. Following HSBC’s acquisition of Midland Bank in 1992, he moved to London where he was initially Head of Midland Bank’s Global Custody business and later added the responsibility for Midland’s retail stock broking network.
Terry retired from HSBC in 1999 and has spent the last 10 years advising a number of securities related businesses in Europe and North America. He was also appointed to several boards as an independent non-executive director including 9 years on the board of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment in London.
Terry was appointed a Magistrate in the City of London Magistrates’ Court in 2005, a position he held until his return to Australia in February 2008.
He is a graduate of Monash University’s David Syme Business School, a Founding Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of FINSIA, a Certified Senior Finance and Treasury Professional with the FTA and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment in the UK. He is registered with the UK Financial Services Authority to act as an independent non-executive director.
As Executive Director, Business Technology, Jody is responsible for the coordination of systems design and development in order to support Sonoa Healthcare’s products and services.
Jody has held senior management appointments in healthcare and technology at Exeutive Director, Chief Information Officer and Senior Consultant levels.
He has also been involved in the development of technology systems on behalf of several companies including Microsoft, Origin Healthcare and the Skilled Group.
Jody has studied business and computing at Monash University and completed an Executive MBA with the Melbourne Business School at Melbourne University. He is also an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society.
As Executive Director, Legal, Andrew is responsible for advising the Board on all legal, regulatory, compliance, and associated risk management matters that are or may become issues for Sonoa Healthcare. Andrew has extensive, diverse, and comprehensive experience in commercial, governmental, and military legal practice.
He has provided advice to international companies on matters involving corporate financial, foreign business establishment, and regulatory compliance services in the law firms of Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney and with Norton Rose in London. This advice extended to matters involving intellectual property, raising equity and borrowings, contract preparation, financial services and insurance regulation, and business and corporate acquisitions.
He has held a senior advisory position in the Department of Justice and the Department of Human Services that entailed new governmental policy formation and legislation development, including regulation covering the provision of allied health services. In this capacity, he regularly advised ministers with practical solutions to legal and political problems and represented the Department on national consultative committees.
The Sonoa Fertility Report is evolving to become the onlineMD Fertility Report, this provides a preview of what is to come with the full onlineMD product.
Posted on 03 Feb 2013
Kate Pryde Managing Director of Sonoa Healthcare has been awarded one of the prestigious Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) board diversity scholarships.
Posted on 10 Dec 2012