Dr Geoff Whitehouse, Co-Founder & Chairman
Dr Geoff Whitehouse is a specialist medical practitioner who has run his own practice in Forster NSW for the past 20 years.
He has been chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Forster Private Hospital for the past 12 years. He has had many years’ experience running clinical trials and has presented for multinational medical companies at Australian and international conferences for Pfizer, Alcon and Hoya.
He has prior experience with the patent process having current patents in the US and others pending for surgical instruments. These are in their final stages of approval. Dr Whitehouse has a passion for creating products with superb taste, texture and high nutritional value specifically designed for people with IBS.
Dr Kerith Duncanson, Co-Founder & Research Dietitian
Kerith Duncanson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Dr Duncanson is a partner in Help Yourself Nutrition and Dietetics (LINK) and works in gastrointestinal and dietary assessment research at the University of Newcastle. She has worked across the public, private and higher education health sectors for 30 years.
Mr Ronnie Georghiou, Business Development Director
Ronnie Georghiou has provided commercialisation support services to Good Gut Group since Nov 2013. Following over 6 years in clinical development with big Pharma, Ronnie Georghiou joined IP Pragmatics in 2007. During this time he has been involved with commercialising products, technologies and IP for public and private sector clients across Australia, UK, EU, Japan and New Zealand. He holds BSc (Hons) Medical Biochemistry from the University of London and an MBA from Imperial College, London.
To date Ronnie has developed and reviewed over 40 business plans for both product and service-based opportunities spanning a range of opportunities including pharma, nutraceuticals (including pre- and probiotics), diagnostics, medical devices, defence and animal health. In addition, he has directly raised in excess of AU$6Million (public and private funding) for client organisations, technologies and IP. Following a successful 4 years establishing IP Pragmatics subsidiary office in Sydney, Ronnie has returned to London and continues to support the commercialisation of opportunities from Australasia into the UK, Europe and US.