Susan Forrester AM


Susan is a highly respected and accomplished professional company director with a powerful blend of management, board and consulting experience across ASX-listed, public and private companies. She draws on 30 years of expertise spanning the legal and professional services, healthcare, childcare and telecommunications sectors to bring a practical and pragmatic approach to her board contributions. She is currently a director of ASX listed entities National Veterinary Care Ltd, G8 Education Ltd, Over the Wire Ltd and Viva Leisure Ltd.

Tomas Steenackers

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Tomas has over 15 years’ experience in the veterinary and healthcare sectors with a focus on value chain synergy and business integration. Most recently, Tomas founded, developed and took to listing on the ASX, National Veterinary Care (ASX:NVL). Since listing on the ASX in 2015, Tomas has more than doubled the NVC business to a thriving market leading organisation comprising of 103 veterinary clinics supported by 5 training facilities and complementary managed services. Prior to founding NVC, Tomas was the General Manager of Specialty, Emergency, and Pathology for Greencross Vets. He has additionally held senior roles with Terry White Management and Mayne Pharma.

Jason Gowie

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Jason has over 25 years’ experience across a number of industry sectors including Retail, Healthcare and Financial Services. Most recently Jason was the CEO & Executive Director of ASX listed retailer Godfreys Group. Prior to this role he held the role of Divisional General Manager Sales & Service with Medibank Private during its IPO on the ASX in 2014. He has gained extensive experience running practice-based healthcare businesses in his role as Managing Director Australia and New Zealand with Hearing Healthcare Company Oticon Australia. Oticon Australia is one of the largest audiology companies in Australia employing over 600 staff across its network of 180 clinics and is part of the Demant Group, a global Hearing Healthcare Company listed on the Danish stock exchange.