Dick brings considerable experience to the board and has held Chief Executive Officer roles in both the telecommunications and computing industries.
Dick started his career in the information technology sector, spending 20 years with IBM and then Unisys, in both Australia and the USA. He then joined Optus, was Chief Operating Officer at NRMA and subsequently joined Telstra, where he was Group Managing Director, Mobiles. He moved to Hong Kong as President Telstra International where he was also Chairman of CSL (Hong Kong’s biggest mobile carrier), Telstra Clear and REACH (Asia’s largest international operator).
Dick became a Director of Vita Group in September 2005, and has served on the Remuneration & Nomination Committee, and the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee. He is a Director of Chevalier College in Bowral, NSW, is the Chairman of the Chevalier Foundation and is an advisor to several private and public companies, including Tibra Capital, where he is an advisor to the board.
Neil was formerly a partner with one of the world’s largest consulting and technology services firms, Accenture. He has more than 35 years of experience in the retail industry and has held a variety of senior executive positions with Myer and Coles Myer Ltd (CML) in corporate and operating roles across finance, supply chain, strategic planning and merchandising, including the positions of Myer Chief Operating Executive (Chief Financial Officer and Supply Chain) and CML Group General Manager, Retail Services (Marketing, Strategy and Property).
Neil is Chairman of Foodworks Ltd (independent supermarkets) and a Non-Executive Director of Beacon Lighting Group Limited. Neil previously held office as Director of Lovisa Holdings Ltd until 17 November 2015. Neil is a Certified Practising Accountant and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Neil became a Director of Vita Group in June 2007, and is Chairman of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee, and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Paul is a co-founder and Director of ASX-listed Bailador Technology Investments Ltd (ASX:BTI), which focuses on expansion capital opportunities in the information technology sector. This role provides Paul with exposure to the most up to date approaches and business models to take advantage of the rapidly changing technology landscape. Paul’s business background includes senior positions with leading private equity house, CHAMP; the media focused investment house, Illyria; and with MetLife Investments in London.
Paul’s other current board positions are: Director of SiteMinder (cloud based hotel inventory distribution); Director of Stackla (user generated content platform); Director of Straker Translations (machine and crowd sourced language translation); Director of Yellow Pages New Zealand; and Director of the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League cricket franchise.
Paul is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a qualified Chartered Accountant, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Paul became a Director of Vita Group in May 2014, and is a member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee, and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Paul is an experienced company director and CEO with a proven track record in leading complex businesses, both within Australia and internationally.
Paul is also a Non-Executive Director of Healthshare, a private company that builds digital platforms that create better health solutions for patients, practitioners and the Australian health industry.
Previously, Paul was a partner of the Boston Consulting Group and Executive Chairman of the National Home Doctor Service – the leading provider of after-hours general practitioner services into homes and aged care facilities across Australia and Canada. Paul has also held executive roles at Telus Corporation – a Canadian telecommunications company; the MIA Group – an Australian radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology company; and audiology group, National Hearing Care Pty Ltd.
Paul became a director of Vita Group in January 2019, and is a member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee, and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
Face Today Mediclinic rebrands to Artisan Aesthetic Clinic Cairns
Cairns cosmetic clinic, Face Today Mediclinic has rebranded to Artisan Aesthetic Clinic Cairns as it continues its mission to help residents look and feel their confident best through state-of-the-art treatments administered by industry leading clinicians.
The rebrand comes two years after founder of Face Today and experienced registered nurse, Nicki Belle sold the clinic to premium medical aesthetics brand, Artisan Aesthetic Clinics in order to expand its unique service offering within the Far North Queensland community.
“This is the next exciting step in our journey with Artisan that started when we joined the brand two years ago,” said Ms Belle. “We’ll still be in the same location with the same faces you know and love– it will just be under a brand new look and feel with more treating rooms and more talented clinicians joining out teams.”
Since joining Artisan, Face Today has gone from strength to strength, expanding its treatment offering to include PDO threads, Clear+Brilliant, medical-grade facials and body contouring thanks to Artisan’s ongoing investment in the latest machinery and clinician training.
“Artisan has brought many benefits to Face Today and changed my working life for the better,” said Ms Belle. “I feel so supported in my practice and am able to stretch myself professionally.”
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan, Maxine Horne said she looks forward to introducing Face Today clients and the wider Cairns community to Artisan’s premium offering.
“We’re excited to launch Artisan Cairns and introduce clients to the unique experience we provide,” she said. “From our bespoke clinics and state-of-the-art treatments through to our highly-skilled clinicians who are experts at tailoring a combination of treatments and therapies to suit each individual’s goals, we can’t wait to help more clients master their artistry.”
Artisan Aesthetic Clinics launched in November 2018 and currently operates 20 clinics across Australia.
Artisan Aesthetics Group – clinic network
- Artisan Racecourse Road, Hamilton
- Artisan Gasworks, Newstead
- Artisan Rosalie Village, Rosalie
- Artisan Fortitude Valley
- Artisan Bulimba
- Artisan Maroochydore
- Artisan Hope Island Rd
- Artisan Kenmore
- Artisan Cairns
- Emetheni, Burleigh Heads
- The Bradford Clinic, Toowoomba
- HC Medical, Robina
New South Wales
- Artisan Balmain
- Artisan Mosman
- Lily Room, Chatswood
- Coco Skin Laser Health, Newcastle
Australian Capital Territory
- Artisan Bruce
- Artisan Woden
- Artisan Gungahlin
- Pamper Medical Skin Clinic, Geelong
For more information on Artisan Aesthetic Clinics, visit artisanclinics.com.
Introducing the Medical Director and Clinical Nurse Director for Artisan Aesthetic Clinics
With 20 clinics and growing, Artisan Aesthetic Clinics is excited to announce the appointments of Medical Director and Clinical Nurse Director.
With Dr Andreas Fox as Medical Director and cosmetic nurse Jacinta King as Clinical Nurse Director, Artisan further positions itself as an industry leader. These roles will drive Artisan’s already strong focus on medical oversight, clinical governance, and clinical training and assessment. As the demand for increasingly complex aesthetic procedures grows exponentially, Artisan’s loyal client following will continue to be assured of aesthetic treatments and services that are both safe and effective.
Dr Fox and nurse Jacinta were selected from Artisan’s skilled team of clinicians, following a national search for candidates across the industry. This is a clear example of the talented and capable team within Artisan, as well as the focus on careers progression within the business.
Medical Director – Dr Andreas Fox
A highly valued member of the Artisan team, highly skilled practitioner, Dr Fox has been treating in Artisan’s Mosman, Balmain and Woden clinics for several years and is in demand as both a clinician and industry expert. With 20 years of experience as a consultant plastic and aesthetic surgeon for some of London’s largest and most prestigious hospitals, as well as in the non-invasive industry in Australia, Artisan is proud to have him in the role of Medical Director.
Clinical Nurse Director – Jacinta King
Jacinta King, also a highly respected member of the Artisan team, has been delivering outstanding results to clients, treating in Artisan’s Maroochydore clinic and previously within her business Defy Aesthetic Clinic, which Artisan acquired in November 2019. Jacinta has an extensive background in nursing and clinical care, in addition to significant experience in governance and project management. As President of Australia’s Cosmetic Nurses Association, which acts as a voice for all Cosmetic Nurses in Australia, Jacinta is a perfectly positioned to take on the role.
Artisan Aesthetic Clinics launched in 2018 with the opening of Artisan Racecourse Road in Brisbane, Queensland. Through its highly-skilled clinicians delivering holistic treatments and technologies in a premium environment, the brand has quickly established itself as one of Australia’s leading cosmetic clinic networks.
Our point of difference is our bespoke approach and our highly qualified team of doctors, nurses and dermal therapists, who are all masters of their craft. Artisan currently operates 20 clinics across Australia, and specialises in the latest aesthetic technology and techniques, from cosmetic injectables and laser and light-based therapies, to body treatments.
Sprout reaches its goal of planting 10,000 trees for One Tree Planted
Vita Group couldn’t be more proud of its technology accessories brand Sprout, who have reached their goal of planting 10,000 trees for environmental not-for-profit One Tree Planted.
Since the end of March, Sprout has been funding the planting of 10 trees for every product sold online to help reforestation efforts following the devastating 2019/2020 Australian bushfires. According to One Tree Planted, young, healthy forests can help to prevent bushfires from spreading catastrophically by suppressing future fires and reducing the impact of smoke on public health and native ecosystems.
Sprout’s campaign has also supported One Tree Planted to conserve Australia’s unique wildlife and limit global warming, with a mature forest of 10,000 trees sequestering as much as 240 tonnes of carbon dioxide to provide for a cleaner, healthier climate.
“One Tree Planted wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do without our amazing donors,” said Cassandra Vitiello, Greenhouse Manager at One Tree Planted. “Thanks to companies like Sprout, who have contributed 10,000 trees to our project in Australia, which will help with climate change mitigation, create lasting community impact, rebuild habitat for wildlife, and so much more.”
General Manager at Sprout, Ben Caddy said he was thrilled to see Sprout reach its goal of funding the planting of 10,000 trees for One Tree Planted and looks forward to continuing to work with the organisation to create a more sustainable future.
“We love the work that One Tree Planted does and are really proud to have played a small role in helping them to rebuild following Australia’s recent bushfires,” he said. “Thank you to all our customers who supported Sprout and One Tree Planted throughout this campaign and helped us achieve our 10,000 trees target.”
This partnership forms just one pillar of Sprout’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The brand has a ten-year sustainability action plan underpinning its commitment to sustainability and creating technology that enhances its customers’ worlds, not just today, but into the future.
“Reducing our carbon impact is a major focus for Sprout,” said Mr Caddy. “We are constantly measuring and tracking our results to ensure that we are always improving and meeting our environmental objectives.”
Sprout will continue to work with One Tree Planted when it launches its new range of biodegradable phone cases in August, with the brand planting one tree for every case sold in-store or online.