James is the founding owner of GP2U Telehealth and an executive director with responsibilities for platform development and clinical oversight. He brings 20 years of clinical and information technology experience to the company and remains a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Tasmania.
James first learnt to program on a TRS-80 and was involved in the first Dot-com boom in both the UK and South Africa. A life long passion for all things medical, engineering and IT culminated in the formation of GP2U with the goal being to help move Telehealth from its niche in the world of academia into more mainstream use.
James has a B.Sc. and MB,BS from UTAS and is on the Dean's Roll of Excellence for outstanding academic achievement.
Sam has a successful track record as an entrepreneur in the online care space. Starting in 2004 with the foundation of Skin Patrol, Australia’s first mobile tele-dermatology practice, Sam has been at the forefront of both synchronous and asynchronous tele-health.
Sam initiated a relationship between ASX listed healthcare company Medibank Private and leading US telehealth provider, Amwell. That relationship led to the development of Anywhere Healthcare which became the largest online specialist practice servicing over 1,000 GP practices across Australia. Anywhere Healthcare was sold to Telstra Health in early 2015.
Sam joined GP2U to lead our Series A capital raise and has taken a CEO role to help the founders of the business to navigate our current growth phase.
Sam has a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Andrew finished his career as a Warrant Officer in the ADF. 17 years later he joined the Department of Health & Human Services as Business and Information manager. GP2U is happy that he seems to have a 17 year itch, and, after 17 years with the DHHS, decided to tackle the challenges of digital health out in the private sector.
Andrew has a BA in Public Administration from UTAS, a Bachelor of Computing (BComp) (Hons), Management Information Systems and Services from UTAS and is a GAICD.
Sarah has over 15 years’ experience in the Health Care industry. Starting her career in Pathology at the Royal Hobart Hospital, central processing unit, where she completed her Certificate III in Business Office Administration. Sarah then moved into general practice, where she managed 5 sites in Tasmania over a seven year period. In 2012 Sarah joined the Ochre Health, starting as a locum coordinator, in 2013 Sarah was promoted into an Area Manager position and relocated to Canberra where she successfully oversaw the opening of a number of new clinics.
GP2U are delighted to now have Sarah working with us.
Prior to joining GP2U Alex was the Health and Safety Development Manager at Rio Tinto where he developed a 5 year strategic health and safety plan that supported step changes in health and safety performance impacting over 10 000 Rio Tinto Iron Ore employees. At Rio Alex led a project to implement remote Tele-Medicine systems that improved the delivery of medical and health services and reduced treatment costs and improved outcomes across Rio Tinto’s remote mine sites.
John has held senior roles in a number of professional and community organisations including being a past President of Rotary, Secretary of the Kingborough Lions (soccer), Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at UTAS, and General Counsel to Forestry Tasmania. He is currently the President of TasCAHRD (AIDS council).
He maintains a boutique legal practice and is the Ethicist for the Safety Institute of Australia.
John has been instumental in ensuring GP2U maintains full regulatory compliance in what is a very complex environment.
Carolyn brings years of experience dealing with multimillion dollar budgets in the high intensity time critical world of film and Television production. She has been the production accountant for high profile Australian productions including Macbeth, Stingers, and Summer Heights High.
She developed her core business skills as a manager at Terratec - a world-renowned Australian designer and manufacturer of Tunnel Boring Machines.