Sig. Derek Smith – Chief Executive Officer, SomnoMed, Ltd.

Derek has spent his life working for healthcare Technology and Service Companies with the goal of improving and saving lives. He has over 20 years of General Management Leadership experience, lately working for Philips Healthcare where he was CEO of their Hospital to Home Business as well as SVP of The Therapeutic Care Business Unit. Prior to that Derek was President of the Hospital Division of Respironics, the General Manager of the Access Health Business of McKesson and General Manager of the Configured Monitoring Division of Datex.Ohmeda. Prior to his General Management leadership roles Derek had extensive Product Development, Marketing and Sales Experience.

Derek was educated in Australia and the UK and holds a BSc in Biochemistry (Newcastle University,UK)


Dr. Peter Neustadt – Non-Executive Chairman, SomnoMed, Ltd.

Dr. Neustadt is a management consultant and entrepreneur with more than thirty years’ experience in building and improving public companies within the hospitality, media, property and finance sectors. He has previously worked for the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company and was an executive board member of Kerry Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH).

Dr. Neustadt served on a number of public and private company boards including Cypress Lakes Group Limited, The Golden Door, CEL Limited, Network TEN, Advance Bank Limited, Trafalgar and Manboom Limited.


Sig. Neil Verdal-Austrin – Direttore Finanziario

Il Sig. Verdal-Austin ha oltre vent’anni d’esperienza come direttore finanziario per diverse aziende di distribuzione e produzione di prodotti medici, dove ha scoperto la sua passione per i dispositivi medici e il desiderio di fare la differenza nella vita delle persone. La sua esperienza include sistemi di sviluppo e implementazione, acquisizione economica, pianificazione strategica, presentazione e gestione delle operazioni. Prima di approdare in SomnoMed nella sua posizione attuale, Neil ha lavorato presso Lifehealthcare, il maggiore distributore sanitario di prodotti e dispositivi medici in Australia.

Prima di Lifehealthcare, era Direttore Finanziario e principale stakeholder alla Orthomedics Group, uno dei maggiori distributori medici del Sudafrica. Durante il suo incarico, ha rivestito un ruolo chiave nel team direttivo ed è stato determinante in tutti gli aspetti commerciali del business, le sue procedure, acquisizioni, performance finanziarie ed eccellenza operativa. Neil ha completato i suoi studi all’Università di Città del Capo, in Sudafrica ed è un Commercialista (Australia).