Executive Team

Michael Spooner

Executive Chairman

Mr Spooner was appointed as Non Executive Chairman in May 2016 and in July 2019 became Executive Chairman. Mr Spooner was a Director at Mesoblast.

Mr Spooner has served on the Board of Directors with several international medtech, pharma, vaccine and biotechnology companies, including MicrofluidX, BiVacor, Advanced Surgical Design & Manufacture Limited, Peplin, Inc., Hawaii Biotech, Inc., Hunter Immunology Limited, and as managing director of Ventracor Limited.

Mr Spooner has lived much of his business life internationally and has held a number of significant leadership positions including as a partner and director of consulting services for 2 of the world’s leading firms

He has a successful recored in leading corporate restructing as well as strategy design and implementation. Importantly Mr Spooner has also successfully lead partnership programs and major financing iniatives.

Peta Jurd

Chief Commercial Officer/Company Secretary

Peta was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in September 2015. She has extensive experience in health and technology companies. Prior to joining Smartz, Peta was the Head of Hills Health Solutions at Hills Limited where she was responsible for leading the Health division, providing health technology to hospitals and aged care facilities in Australia and New Zealand. She has also held senior management positions at Telstra, Veolia Environmental Services and Mayne Nickless Health Care.

Peta has a strong commercial background and extensive experience running commercial and operational business units and governance areas such as compliance, risk management, human resources, safety and legal services. Peta is also Non-Executive Director of Healthdirect Australia Limited

Peter Curran

Chief Technology Officer

Peter is the Chief Technology Officer of Smartz AG and has been with the company since May 2009. He has over 30 years’ experience in engineering, operations, and commercial management and has been active in consumer, industrial and defence markets across power, telecommunications, computer technology, gaming, audio, and medical device products and services.

Peter spent his early working career as an electronics design engineer of industrial power equipment for Lincoln Electric before moving into senior and principal engineering roles in defence with GEC Marconi systems and Stanilite and then into executive management positions in manufacturing, operations and commercial management within the electronics industry. Peter holds qualifications in electrical engineering, business administration and has accreditations in business process improvement.

Dr Anne Spooner

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Anne Spooner MBBS Qld is the Chief Medical Officer of Smartz AG. She successfully informs, designs, leads, and manages the direction and delivery of Smartz AG clinical implementations and trials globally.

Along with her specialist nursing team, she also develops and delivers associated education content and manuals, staff training, product support and reports.

Dr Spooner has worked extensively in the provision of general and advanced medical and aged care in international settings throughout her career as a practising clinician. She is a published long term clinical educator and academic with recent roles that include Associate Professor, Clinical Lead, and OSCE Lead of the Bond University Medical program.

Dr Spooner is an excellent communicator who develops strong working relationships and associations in promoting improvements in aged care quality life and care outcomes.