Management Team

Darren Churchill

Managing Director

Darren is responsible for management and strategy. He has over 25 years' executive experience as a successful CEO with a strong commercial focus and common sense approach to business.

Darren’s operational experience includes strategy, business development, organisation, contract negotiation, acquisition and divestment, branding, multi-service offerings, people management and client relationships.

His industry experience includes medical devices, recruitment services – executive search and labour hire, hospitality and retail, with companies such as Sodexo Alliance, Global Orthopaedic Technology and the Total Recruitment Group.

In Darren’s most recent position he restructured Australia’s leading orthopaedic company prior to negotiating a majority stake divestment to a USA based private equity firm.

Brendon Wilson

Finance and Operations Director

Brendon is responsible for the company’s finance and operational deliverables. Brendon is a certified practising chartered Accountant with significant experience in a number of industries in both national and multi-national companies. These include IT&T (Alcatel-Lucent), FMCG (H.J. Heinz), Manufacturing (HPM Legrand), Training and Conferencing, Supply Chain and Chartered Accountancy.

Brendon thrives on developing and implementing business strategy and building teams to support growth and profitability in companies via technical support and a 'can-do' attitude.

Over recent years Brendon was integral to the selling of three highly successful companies.

John Hilton

Chief Technology Officer

John’s focus is on the technical, scientific and regulatory issues associated with each custom product Bespoke is involved in commercialising.

John has three degrees in science and engineering and extensive product development experience covering numerous technologies in the mechanical, electronic and software fields.

Inventing his “Spaceball" 3D mouse in 1983, John saw the Spaceball evolve over 15 years to sell globally into the 3D CAD market. The company, now in the USA, went public on NASDAQ in 1995.

John returned to Australia in 1999 and became the Chief Technology Officer for a Brisbane based start-up with inventions in the medical, sports, building and computer industries.

In recent years John has provided technical contracting to various companies to resolve mechanical, electronic and/or software issues with their products.

Will Jacka

Chief Technology Officer

Will joined the Bespoke team as Sales and Marketing Director in August 2020.

Will has over 20 years’ experience in Healthcare, including 13 years in senior roles in the Medical Device industry.

Will is a formidable advocate for local Australian design and innovation. As Sales and Marketing Director for Global Orthopaedic Technology Pty Ltd (at the time Australia’s largest Orthopaedic manufacturer, now part of Corin group), Will played a key role in successfully bringing dozens of new medical devices to market. Here, he was responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and product management operations, working closely with engineering and surgeon teams to bring concepts to realisation.

Most recently, he was a founding member of 360 Hip Systems Pty Ltd based in Sydney, where he managed engineering teams to design and run dynamic preoperative surgical plans for DePuy Synthes’ hip replacement portfolio.

Chris Dodds

Lead Engineer

Chris has specific focus on continued development of the ApneaSeal technology, and automation and refinement of the production processes involved. Chris has two degrees in engineering, and his work has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals. Chris enjoys working in the medical device industry as it allows him to combine knowledge from different engineering disciplines in order to improve a person’s quality of life.

Prior to joining Bespoke Medical Innovations, Chris spent 7 years working in bionic vision research at the University of New South Wales. He led the team focused on developing neural interfaces, and solving problems related to the miniaturisation of the implantable components of the system.

Advisory Board

Bespoke Medical Innovation’s Advisory Board provides advice and insight to the senior management team relating to strategy, finance, operations and emerging technology opportunities.

Executive:
 
Darren Churchill – Darren has over 25 years' experience in commercial management. His experience is diverse including healthcare, recruitment, hospitality and retail. Darren's most recent position was CEO of Global Orthopaedic Technology, Australia's largest orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer. Darren and his team had also orchestrated a major stake divestment to a USA-based firm.
 
Brendon Wilson – Brendon is a certified practising accountant with diverse national and multi-national experience in the field of IT, FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Healthcare. Brendon has executed the sale of three successful companies.
 
John Hilton (BSc BE MEngSc FIEAust) – John has a broad local and overseas engineering background in IT, mechanical design and electronics. His work in the medical field includes devices in CPR resuscitation, hand physiotherapy and the bionic eye. His corporate experience includes an IPO on NASDAQ.
 
Will Jacka – Will has over 20 years’ experience in Healthcare and has brought dozens of new medical devices to market. His focus was on sales, marketing and product management. Recently he managed engineering teams who were designing preoperative surgical plans.
 
Non-Executive:
 
Pat Grier (AM MAICD) – Pat was the MD and CEO of Ramsay Health Care for 20 years. Initially, Ramsay had 10 hospitals and turnover of approximately $200M. Through Pat's strategic vision and direction, a highly successful operation, along with embedding a culture of the “Ramsay Way", the organisation grew to over 100 hospitals in Australia and overseas with a turnover of almost $3B and employing 30,000 people. During his tenure as CEO, the company had a return on shareholder funds of over 500%. Pat was also Chairman of the Private Hospital Association for over 12 years, has been involved with numerous healthcare organisations, and considered an architect of the private hospital sector.
 
Michael A Quinn (BSc BEc MBA Harvard) – Michael is the co-founder of Innovation Capital and Managing Partner. Michael's experience encompasses a broad range of industries. In 2013, Michael retired as a director of ResMed after 21 years. Michael also co-founded Memtec which was acquired by US Filter in 1997 for $400M. Michael is Chairman of the New South Wales Entrepreneurship Centre Ltd.
 
Phil Kwok – Phil has 26 years' experience in the Sleep Apnea and respiratory devices field. He was one of the early starters at ResMed during the start-up phase. ResMed is now one of the world's most successful Sleep and Respiratory medical device companies. Phil is considered a global expert in mask interfaces, and is a inventor/co-inventor in over 1,400 patent cases, and represented his employers in numerous litigation cases.
 
Graham McLean (GAICD) – Graham brings extensive global experience of commercialising and accelerating growth businesses and in orthopaedics. He recently spent 16 years at Stryker, a global medical technology leader, where he was President Asia Pacific, President Japan and President Australia/New Zealand. He now sits on a number of ASX listed boards as a non-executive director and is Chair NSW of Ausbiotech. He is a qualified accountant and has a passion for the growth of Australian medical technology. His previous experience includes Lion Nathan, Guinness and United Biscuits.
 

Medical Advisory Board

Bespoke Medical Innovation’s Medical Advisory Board consists of independent expert physicians who provide technical advice to the Board relating to the clinical efficacy and effectiveness of any medical technologies being considered.

Medical Advisory Chair

Dr Peter Hannaford M.B., B.S., F.A.S.M.F., F.A.C.S.P., F.R.A.C.S., F.A.Orth.A.