THE INVETUS TEAM

The Invetus team includes more than 60 highly trained animal health professionals, spread over three locations in Australasia. Together we have over 1,000 years of veterinary and research experience, providing expertise in a wide range of disciplines, which allows us to offer our comprehensive range of in-house research services.

 Invetus has grown since its formation in December 2016, and after reviewing our internal structure, we decided we needed to reorganise to better meet client and business needs. Consequently, we have restructured Invetus along functional lines.

We have separated the important but different roles of “research” and “research support”. In simple terms, this means we have groups of researchers and research support staff, as well as sales/business development and business operations support. Of course, everyone still works at sites, so in fact we have developed a matrix organisation, where each of our staff have a functional role, based at a site.

The Invetus Leadership Team is responsible for the overall management, strategic direction and growth of the organisation.


Leadership Team


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DR MAURICE WEBSTER
BVSc MACVSc

Managing Director, Invetus Proprietary Limited

Maurice started his veterinary career in mixed veterinary practice in New Zealand, then spent most of his time involved in research at both university and in the animal health industry, and as director of a contract research organisation. He has developed particular interest and expertise in the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus.


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HENRY CHAMBERS
BAgEc, Grad Cert Rural Science, Grad Cert Project Management

Research Operations & Support Leader, Invetus

Site Leader Armidale Research Centre

Extensive agricultural experience (broad acre farming, irrigated cotton, beef cattle, merino sheep and prime lambs). Post graduate qualifications in project management and rural science. Leads Research Support for Invetus, and is Site Leader for the Armidale Research Centre. Extensive experience in the design, conduct, supervision and reporting of clinical research trials in production animals and horses to GCP and GLP.


Dr Liz Evans

DR ELIZABETH EVANS
BVSc Hons, MVetClinStud MANZCVS

Director, Veterinary Clinical Research Network & Business Development

Liz graduated as a veterinarian in 1990, completed an internship at Cornell University, a residency in small animal medicine at Sydney University and was in private practice for 2 years. She completed a masters of veterinary clinical studies in research and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She spent 8 years with Merial in a technical services role and as a senior manager. She has nearly 15 years experience managing regulatory affairs and clinical research, with extensive experience in GCP studies, vaccines, companion animal and poultry research, and has deep experience in companion animal health.


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DR MIKE GIESEG
PhD, BSc(Hons), BVSc

Research Leader, Invetus

Mike has 20 years of research experience in both veterinary science and human biomedical research working in diverse fields from oncology, osteoarthritis, anaesthesia and analgesia. He has a PhD in biochemistry and worked in preclinical drug development at Pfizer Global Research and Development. Mike retrained as veterinarian, graduating with a BVSc in 2009 from Massey University and worked as a veterinary anaesthetist for nearly five years before joining Invetus NZ. He has extensive experience with both GLP and GCP studies to collect efficacy, safety or residue data in veterinary species. Early in 2019 he was appointed as Research Leader for Invetus, and is also acting as Site Leader for the Estendart Research Centre.


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GRAEME HOLLIS
BRurSc (Hons), M Sus Ag, MBA

Director, Business Services

Graeme Hollis is an agribusiness executive with over 25 years experience in the production and marketing of food and fibre across Australia and internationally. He joined Invetus P/L in November 2016 in Armidale, and has contributed his considerable skills in business operations, performance management and monitoring, and team leadership. 

Graeme’s career has spanned many sectors including, dairy, livestock, wine, grains, cotton as well as the agribusiness banking sectors. Organisations such as; Hassall & Associates, Tyrrells Wines, Dairy Farmers (now Lion), Auscott Limited and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have all benefited from Graeme’s deep understanding of the critical factors that drive success in Australian agribusiness. 


The Board


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MR RICHARD HUDSON
BComm; Fellow of ICAA; registered tax agent; registered company auditor; Justice of the Peace

Chair, Non-Executive Director

Richard graduated from the University of NSW in 1974 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia having joined in 1977. Richard has operated his own practice since 1983.


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MS PENELOPE J DOBSON
Dip Pharm, MPS, MBA, GAICD

Non-Executive Director

Penny is a registered pharmacist who spent many years working for a global pharmaceutical company, where she held a range of increasingly senior commercial roles in several geographies. In addition to Invetus, she is Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), and a non-executive Director on the Board of Althea Group Holdings, an ASX Listed start-up in the medicinal cannabis space..


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DR MAURICE WEBSTER
BVSc MACVSc

Managing Director, Invetus Proprietary Limited

Maurice started his veterinary career in mixed veterinary practice in New Zealand, then spent most of his time in research at both university and in the animal health industry, and as director of a contract research organisation. He has developed particular interest and expertise in the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus.