Executive Team

Better Health. Better Lives.


WESLEY COOTE

Managing Director & Group CEO

Wes is the former Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Greencross Ltd.

Prior to Greencross, Wes worked in Chartered Accounting where he provided businesses advice within the health sector, property sector and financial services industry.

Wes holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Wes joined My FootDr in December 2015 to assist with the growth aspirations of the group.

KATHERINE BAKER

Group Chief Operating Officer

Katherine is the former Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of National Veterinary Care Limited (NVL).

Prior to Healthia, Katherine gained over a decade working across the pet and allied healthcare in a number of strategic leadership positions. Katherine provides strong focus and extensive experience in the management of key financial functions, reporting and compliance, coupled with the ability to undertake financial analysis to provide strategic direction for the organisation.

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

CHRIS BANKS

Group Chief Financial Officer

Possessing over a decade of professional experience across finance and strategy, Chris initially joined Healthia in the role of Commercial Manager.

Prior to Healthia, Chris worked for the Bank of Queensland where he held a number of strategic leadership positions. During this time, Chris was responsible for managing a range of projects and initiatives across the corporate development and business banking divisions.

Before BoQ, Chris gained over eight years experience in corporate finance with KPMG and Ernst & Young, advising on corporate transactions.

Chris is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Masters in Applied Finance.

LEEANN ELLISON

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Leeann has over 20 years experience as a senior strategic marketer most recently working as Head of Marketing at Maven Dental Group.  Prior to this Leeann worked for market leaders in Health, Financial Services and Retail sector across multi-site locations.

Career highlights include; exceeding revenue growth, customer acquisition and retention targets by leading and developing high performing teams.   Leeann accomplishes this by having a customer-centric approach by understanding business challenges, customer and market insights to then develop informed integrated marketing strategies.

TONY GANTER

Group Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer

Tony has over 25 years experience in the management and operation of private physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics and high performance medical teams in professional sport. He possesses knowledge of the professional, administrative and management skills required to operate physiotherapy and sports medicine centres.

Tony remains active as a treating physiotherapist which enables him to keep in touch with the challenges of both professional health care and clinic ownership. He has a strong commitment to the ongoing creation of varied career journeys for physiotherapists.

DEAN HARTLEY

CEO – Bodies & Minds | Feet & Ankle

Dean has over 15 years’ experience as a Podiatrist and was a founder of Balance Podiatry & iOrthotics with a strong background in multi-site clinical management and business development.

Dean has always had a strong focus on utilising technology to improve the delivery of healthcare services and in his previous role of Chief Technology Officer, Dean was responsible for the technology roadmap within Healthia and developing Healthia’s internal software applications team. Dean was also integral in the development of iOrthotics and implementing 3D printing technology to innovate the orthotics industry. iOrthotics now boasts to be one of the only orthotic laboratories in the world producing 3D printed orthotics with manufacturing sites in Brisbane and New York.

In 2021 Dean moved to his current role of CEO – Bodies, Minds, Feet and Ankles.

COLIN KANGISSER

CEO – Eyes & Ears

Colin is a registered optometrist with over 30 years optical experience. He founded, grew and exited multiple retail chains including Optic Express and Kays Optical prior to holding executive leadership positions with the OPSM Group and founding TOC in 2005.

LISA ROACH

Group Chief People Officer

Lisa has over 25 years experience in the physiotherapy private practice sector. Lisa joined Allsports Physiotherapy in its year of inception in 1992. She is a founding partner in several of the AllSports clinics throughout Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. After spending 10 years in a clinical physiotherapy position Lisa moved to take on the growing full time role of business management and to oversee the evolving strategic development for the AllSports group.

In addition to the management of daily clinical operations, Lisa has been responsible for the development of new initiatives for the group including complimentary allied health services, university partnerships, education, teaching, and mentoring in private practice.