Renaud Besnard

Tony Brennan

Following seven years in the Australian army including time with the Parachute Surgical Team where he trained in severe trauma medicine and aviation medicine Tony completed a law degree at the University of Queensland before spending time with one of Australia’s largest law firms practicing in the areas of corporate finance, corporate advisory and M&A.  As an academic, Tony was Australia's youngest Adjunct Law Professor and has taught law and foreign direct investment across Australia and Asia.  Tony has worked in corporate advisory across Asia, the Middle East and South America and more recently was the CEO for a medical and health services company where he developed training and medical projects in Afghanistan, the Middle East, USA, Africa and Haiti.

Tony is the Founder and CEO of Talisium.

Ian Thubron

Ian graduated from Cambridge University in 1988 before moving to Hong Kong where he lived and worked for 24 years before returning to Perth in 2015.  

Ian's career has focussed on strategy, branding, marketing and communications.  He played a senior leadership role in advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather and TBWA, most recently as Executive Vice President TBWA/Asia Pacific and Group President TBWA Greater China.

Ian has advised global brands and companies including GE Healthcare, Pfizer, Wyeth, GSK, McDonalds, Apple, Sony, BMW on their strategies for branding and marketing.

Ian was at the forefront of the digital transformation of the communications industry and is regarded as a leading expert in technology, particularly its application to education and training.

Ian is a non-executive director of Talisium and heads up our global strategy, marketing and brand.

Lee Hunter

Lee is a 10-year Google veteran, where he was most recently the Head of Marketing Strategy & Innovation across Asia Pacific. He was responsible for delivering new, innovative marketing and product development to Google’s users, and helping redefine what's possible using the power of the web. Prior to this, Lee ran Brand and Creative Marketing for YouTube globally, launching some of their biggest initiatives, and working with the world's top talent and brands.

Lee has extensive experience in developing global online education initiatives, creating the Google Online Marketing Challenge – a tertiary academic competition that has seen over 110,000 students and professors from almost 100 countries participating in the past 9 years. He’s also created YouTube Space Lab in partnership with NASA, inspiring millions of students about the potential of STEM education, culminating on the winning experiments being sent to the International Space Station, and streamed live on YouTube to classrooms all over the world.

Lee is a non-executive director of Talisium.

Renaud Besnard

Renaud is currently the Director of Marketing for Asia-Pacific (excl. India) at Uber Technologies Inc. , based in Singapore. In this role, Renaud is responsible for the development of Uber’s marketing strategy and its execution across the region. At Uber, Renaud has seen success in rapidly growing usage across the product portfolio and launching brand reputation initiatives, while nurturing a world-class marketing team throughout Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining Uber in 2016, Renaud was a long-standing Google executive, having spent almost 10 years in senior positions in Europe and Asia. Renaud notably accelerated Small and Medium Business customer acquisitions, and then led Google's advertising product marketing strategy for Europe, Middle-East, and Africa.

Amongst many roles at Google, he also led consumer and monetisation marketing across Southeast Asia including must-win, high-growth ‘’next Billion users’’ markets, with particular focus on Google Search and YouTube.

Renaud began his technology marketing career in the UK at Nortel Networks, then Microsoft. He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from ESSCA Business School (France), a Masters in International Business from the University of Manchester (UK) and an MBA from the University of Oxford (UK).

Renaud is a non-executive director of Talisium.

Associate Professor Richard Brightwell

Dr. Brightwell was Coordinator of Postgraduate Medicine at Edith Cowan University, Perth, where he developed the undergraduate Paramedical Science Degree. Richard is a Fellow of Paramedics Australasia and has served on the PA Board 2007 - 2015.

Richard is passionate about the role of paramedics in health care and was Vice President of Paramedics Australasia and Chair of the Australasian College of Paramedicine.

Richard is also the Chairman of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.

Professor Alan Bittles

Professor Bittles has published over 200 research papers and book chapters and has been a Visiting Senior Fellow at Cambridge University, Duke University, LaTrobe University, University of Michigan, Peking University, Stanford University, Umeå and Washington universities.

In 2006 he was the World Health Organisation Adviser on Medical Genetic Services in Developing Countries and from 2007-2010 he was an invited Member of Expert Groups contributing to the Global Burden of Disease Study.  In 2011, Alan was an Expert Member of the World Health Organisation panel on Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health in Developing Countries. 

Alan is a member of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.

Professor Wei Wang

Professor Wang is Professor of postgraduate medicine at Edith Cowan University and Adjunct Professor/Director of the Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology.  Wei’s other appointments have included Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Zurich University, Switzerland; Merit Scientists-100 Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Adjunct Professor at the Croatian Centre for Global Health; Adjunct Professor in the Global Health Program at North Western University, USA; Fellow in the Faculty of Public Health for the Royal College of Physicians, UK and Visiting Professor as the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Wei sits on a medical degree reform committee that was established by China’s central government to advise on how to replace the current structure of medical degrees with a system that would equal Western medical education.

Wei is a member of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.

Associate Professor Ray Bange

Associate Professor Ray Bange is an executive member of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance; an Honorary Fellow of Paramedics Australasia; a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Ray has undertaken extensive research into community healthcare policy and the management and operation of Paramedic Services (aka EMS or Ambulance Services).  He has an exceptional understanding of the funding and delivery of paramedic services, the accreditation of paramedic educational programs and the regulation of health practitioners.

His expertise has been recognised by engagement in international reference committees for research into pre-hospital emergency care regulation and governance conducted by Swansea University. He also is an expert assessor for Australian government funded Scholarship programs administered by the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH).

Ray is a member of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.

Professor Peter O'Meara

Dr Peter O’Meara is the Professor of Rural and Regional Paramedicine and Head of the Paramedicine Department of the LaTrobe Rural Health School.

Peter is a Fellow of Paramedics Australasia  and Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedics and a member of International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine, World Association of Emergency Medicine, Paramedic Service Chiefs of Canada and National Association of EMS Educators.

Peter is a member of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.

Craig Hooper

Craig has more than 25 years experience in health and emergency medical operational management, emergency planning, health service delivery and service redevelopment. An adaptable leader, effective manager and collaborative facilitator, he is at ease working with all levels of an organisation. Craig's clinical experience in Emergency and Pre-hospital strengthens his ability to consult and engage with healthcare staff. His experience throughout the Asia- Pacific region reflects his ability to engage on a range of health care service options and shape services to meet community demand.

His passion remains improving service delivery and emergency care; including establishing the first government run national ambulance service for East Timor, projects in hospitals around Australia, India and Malaysia, re-defining healthcare delivery in the Solomon Islands, managing private pre-hospital emergency service in Kuala Lumpur and providing clinical and consulting services in many others.

Craig has provided specialist advice and solutions to federal and state governments, major peak industry bodies, Non-Government/ Not-For-Profit organisations, national health departments, emergency medical services, ambulance services, hospitals and medical centres, public sector organisations as well as commercial interests, in ten countries.

Craig is a member of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.

Alan Batt

Alan Batt is an internationally experienced paramedic educator, prehospital researcher, and critical care paramedic. Originally from Ireland, Alan has gained clinical, consulting, research and educational experience in nine countries across four continents to date.

He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity, a College Professor in the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College, a Paramedic Educator with Hamilton Health Sciences and Adjunct Faculty at Portland Community College. He is Vice-President of the Irish College of Paramedics and editor of the peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Paramedicine.

Alan is a member of the Talisium Health Advisory Board.