Press Release — February, 2013.
HealthShare, Australia’s leading digital health platform, today announced the successful closing of its capital raising and the appointment of Mr. Tim Reed and Mr. Paul Mirabelle to the board as non-executive Directors. Founded in 2010, HealthShare empowers Australians to make a better health choices by connecting users with local, credible and relevant health practitioners, products and health information. Close to one million Australians have now used HealthShare to ask questions and get personalised information from Australia’s top health experts, follow health topics that are of interest, and find and book appointments with health practitioners.
HealthShare has also partnered with over 70 of Australia’s leading health consumer organisations including Heart Foundation, Diabetes Australia, and beyondblue. These organisations provide trustworthy, credible and evidence-based information across 380 health topics.
HealthShare Chairman, Gavin Solsky, said that “2012 as a landmark you for HealthShare when we continue to develop a high-quality product that our users have responded to with a massive increase in traffic and usage of the site.” Mr. Solsky added that “Paul Mirabelle and Tim Reed are highly experienced executives in the healthcare and technology sectors with outstanding track records. We are delighted to welcome to our board and as shareholders of the company. With their support and the ongoing efforts of our management team, we will continue to build the leading Australian digital health platform for the benefit of all of the stakeholders – Australian health consumers, health and medical practitioners, not for profit health organisations and commercial partners.”
About Tim Reed
Tim Reed’s management career spans Asia, Europe, the US and Australia and his skills were honed during his time working in Silicon Valley, where he held roles in sales, marketing, product management and finance with an a number of companies in the global technology and internet markets. In 2003, Tim joined MYOB, Australia’s largest business management software provider, and spent five years overseeing the company’s growth and its online services expansion. Tim become CEO of MYOB in 2008 and continues to hold this position. Tim is also a part owner and board member of EHM (Executive Health Management). Tim has an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker’s Scholar.
About Paul Mirabelle
Paul is a business executive with extensive leadership experience across both private and public companies, specialising in strategy, international growth, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity backed ventures. The last 10 years have been focused on healthcare organisations. He holds an LLB and an MBA with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario and has extensive commercial experience, most recently as Asia-Pacific Regional Director at Amplifon, the global leader in audiology, a role he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he spent six years as CEO of NHC Group, Australia and New Zealand largest provider of audiology services. Prior to this, Paul was the CEO of Medical Imaging Australia, joining the company after spending three years as Executive Vice President of Telus Communications in Canada. Prior to moving into industry, Paul spent 12 years as a partner at the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney and practiced law as a Barrister and Solicitor for four years with Walsh Young in Calgary, Canada.