Virtus' Senior Executive team has extensive operational leadership experience in the Assisted Reproductive Services (ARS), diagnostics and hospital markets around the world.
James Pyne, Chief Executive Officer
James joined Virtus in October 2022 as Chief Commercial and Financial Officer. James brings extensive operational, commercial and strategic experience to Virtus, including a strong track record of improving business performance, accelerating growth and successfully driving change.
Prior to joining Virtus, James held significant senior leadership roles at both Wesfarmers and Coates Hire. He has also worked in wholesale food distribution at Brakes (UK) and technology venture capital at Softbank (UK). James started his career as a strategy consultant at LEK Consulting and holds an MBA from INSEAD. James will use his expertise to drive Virtus' growth and transformation programme
Leah Gabolinscy, Managing Director, NSW/ACT and Day Hospitals
Leah joined Virtus in 2023 to lead our operations across IVFAustralia, TFC NSW and our national Day Hospital network.
An accomplished executive, Leah is experienced across a diverse industry portfolio, including healthcare, education, and social infrastructure. With a track record of delivering transformation in complex organisations, Leah is a results-driven and people-centric leader with significant experience in leading change and building innovative operating models that drive performance.
Prior to joining Virtus, Leah led the operations of the Newcastle hospital network at Ramsay health Care and was appointed Chief Transformation Officer for Ramsay globally in 2021. Leah has also held senior executive roles at Transfield Services and Broadspectrum (now Ventia), and Newcastle University.
Leah holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Degree in Business Management and is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Melanie Sibson, Managing Director, Queensland and Virtus Diagnostics
Melanie joined Virtus in November 2022 and brings a deep understanding of Assisted Reproductive Services and the Australian healthcare landscape to her role as Managing Director, Queensland.
With 10 years of experience in executive roles across the fertility sector and the private pathology sector, Melanie draws on her extensive experience in leadership across healthcare operations to drive excellence in our fertility businesses in Queensland. Melanie has tertiary qualifications in Medical Laboratory Science and holds an MBA from Deakin University.
Adurty Rao, Managing Director, Victoria and Tasmania
Adurty Rao joined Virtus Health as Managing Director - VIC/TAS in December 2020.
Adurty has held leadership positions across a range of health care groups over the past 14 years, and also holds a Masters in International Hospitality Management with experience in the hospitality sector, and therefore has a unique focus on customer experience.
A skilled people leader, Adurty was on the Australian Executive team at Ramsay Health Care, where she played a key role in transforming the group's operating model so as to improve patient outcomes, simplify and harmonise processes, while supporting the staff through those significant changes.
Adurty welcomed her daughter into the world in August 2019 and is enjoying her most important role, that of parenthood.
Tim Kwan, Managing Director, Asia
Tim joined Virtus in 2022, leading our operations in Singapore and driving the growth of our business across South East Asia.
Tim brings deep experience in healthcare operations and financial management, starting his career with KPMG and PwC prior to moving into the health sector, where he has held senior positions across finance, strategy and operations. Tim is skilled in successfully delivering growth initiatives including M&A, process improvement and corporate partnerships.
Tim is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Specialist Diploma in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Anthony Hogarth, General Counsel
Anthony joined the Virtus executive team in May 2023. In his role as General Counsel, Anthony leads the legal, risk and company secretarial functions across Virtus globally.
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Anthony has held executive leadership roles at blue-chip corporations in Australia and abroad. He has extensive experience across operations, strategy, legal and risk, corporate governance and commercial transactions.
Anthony holds a Law degree with first-class honours and a Commerce degree from Sydney University, and has completed the Emerging COO Program at Stanford University.
Lee Bakerman, Chief People Officer
Lee joined Virtus Health in August 2020 to develop and lead the People and Culture function across the group. Lee has over 20 years of executive level experience, leading the people and culture function across a variety of multi-national organisations.
Prior to joining Virtus, Lee spent six years with Broadspectrum (now Ventia) overseeing HR and Industrial Relations related workstreams for tendering and transition activities for major contracts across the group. In addition, Lee led the Human Resources function for the group’s Defence and Social Infrastructure sector, delivering essential contracting services through a team of over 5000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, Lee spent a decade in the power and electrical contracting sectors as Vice President Human Resources in roles spanning Asia Pacific for AREVA T&D, Alstom T&D and Norfolk Group Limited.
Lee’s strategic and commercial approach to HR and his passion for developing organisational capability has seen him lead several transformation programs across 13 countries.
Lee is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master’s Degree in People and Organisational Management from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, a leading European business school. Lee has lived in six countries and is fluent in four languages.
Jorge Silveira, Chief Digital Health Officer
Jorge Silveira joined Virtus Health in September 2020 and leads the Virtus’ digital health strategy.
He has supported the implementation of various digital technology projects in Australia and overseas, including the first e-Business portal for the automobile industry in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East for General Motors; the implementation of the Australian-first Stroke Telemedicine (VST) program across regional health services; the implementation of the Victorian-first digital electrocardiogram (ECG) in regional Victoria and also introduced cutting-edge information security technology in Australia, leading to the update of the Australian Federal Government Information Security Manual (ISM) to incorporate new erasure methods into the list of controls for media sanitisation.
He was also the chair of the Victorian Health Sector CIO Cybersecurity Working Group within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the deputy chair for the DHHS ICT Operations and Assurance Working Group, defining standards and programs to improve technology and cybersecurity maturity for the health sector. As a qualified auditor, he has conducted a number of ICT governance, operations and security reviews for various health services throughout his career.
A true believer that technology and people are key enablers to assist us re-inventing ourselves and improve ways we work. Jorge was named Top50 CIO in the 2020.