About Advent Health Group

The future of Australian allied health care.

A consolidated group of allied health practices

Advent Health is a consolidated group of allied health practices. Our patient value proposition is based on:

  • patients having greater involvement in treatment planning
  • offering choice of provider, time and location of service provision
  • delivering flexible services in clinic, online, home-based or in the workplace.

Our strong belief is that adopting a multi-disciplinary and patient-first allied health approach is key to a highly sustainable business, which maintains clinical outcomes and enhances profitability.

The future of Australian
allied health care

Advent Health was formed in response to changing industry conditions and growing market demand for allied health services. We believe there is a significant opportunity to not only improve the industry conditions for patients, but create improved industry standards for its clinicians.

Reinforcing and
enhancing a patient-first focus

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    Building and enhancing the efficiency of complementary allied health practices whilest retaining their current branding and patient relationships;

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    Providing additional service offerings and specialisation to member practices;

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    A disciplined acquisition approach incorporating organic and strategic additions;

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    Supporting all of our clinicians with appropriate infrastructure to better understand patient behaviour, improve service and encourage loyalty;

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    Providing support, training, benchmarking mentoring and continuing education to all of our people to improve career path options and to ensure;

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    Optimising patient outcomes and wellness;

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    Retaining patient outcomes as a number one priority; and,

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    Delivering “best practice” centralised and standardised web-based practice management systems, operations, and practice reporting functions to drive strong key stakeholder returns.

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Our vision

To be Australia’s leading multi-disciplinary allied health services provider.

Our Vision

Meet the team

Experienced Board of Directors

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Lou Panaccio

Chairman

Lou is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of management experience in business and healthcare services. He is currently on the boards of ASX listed companies Sonic Healthcare Limited, Avita Medical Limited, Rhythm Biosciences Ltd and Genera Biosystems Limited. Lou is also on the board of Unison Housing Limited.

Lou has extensive experience as a board member of both public and private, for profit and not for profit companies. Lou is Chairman of two ASX listed health care businesses. Previously, Lou was the CEO of Melbourne Pathology and Monash IVF for 10 years to 2001, and also executive Chairman of Health Networks Australia (HNA). HNA was an allied health group with 34 Practices which sold into Zenitas Limited for its ASX listing in 2016.

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Bryce Wedemeyer

Non-executive Director

Bryce is an admitted legal practitioner in Queensland and is a Chartered Accountant. Bryce also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and has qualifications in Project Management. Bryce has previously been an ASX Director, leading a turnaround team before successfully dealing with an on-market takeover. Bryce has 18+ years’ finance and business operations experience.

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Wei Huang

Non-executive Director

Wei is an experienced ASX company director and is the Chairman of Millennium Limited and Executive Director of Hudson Investment Group Limited. He has graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a member of CPA Australia. Mr Huang has experience in financial control, new business start-ups and development within the textile, retail, financial services, construction and mining sectors in Australia and internationally.

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Melanie Leydin

Company Secretary

Melanie has over 25 years of experience in accounting and corporate secretarial functions including extensive experience in relation to public responsibilities including the ASX and ASIC. Melanie is a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Company Auditor as well as a Director and Founder of Leydin Freyer, which specialises in company secretarial services to ASX listed companies.

Melanie has provided company secretarial and governance services to listed health care business such as Zenitas Healthcare Ltd, Paragon Care Limited and Capitol Health Limited.

Experienced senior management team

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Cris Massis

Chief Executive Officer

Cris is the former Chairman of Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and was the CEO of the Australian Physiotherapy Association for over 8 years prior to joining Advent Health. Cris has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Sport Business, an MBA, the AICD Company Directors course, Executive Program in International Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Delivering Value Through Digital Program at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Cris has had a diverse career over 20 years across the disciplines of professional services, sales and marketing, business development, policy development and management. He has held positions at the Bob Jane Corporation, St Kilda Football Club, CPA Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Cris also serves on the Board of Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Vic/Tas), provides mentoring to women in senior management and has volunteered with Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids) and the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority.

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Robert Andrewartha

Chief Financial Officer

Robert has had over 25 years of CFO experience for a large privately-owned company, most notably as the CFO for Solomon Lew’s privately-owned group of companies. Robert was responsible for managing 7 businesses over 120 sites, 600 staff and a turnover of >$250m.

During the last 15 years, he has been employed as the CFO/General Manager of a large services and distribution business, which grew under his guidance from a turnover of $30m to $150m. During his tenure he also managed the sale of the business to Private Equity.

Robert has extensive skills in all elements of business management, not just financial management but also covering operations, technology and leadership management.

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Peter McInulty

Chief Performance Officer

Peter has held a number of senior financial, strategy and operational roles with companies such as Siemens USA, Meggitt plc, Leigh Mardon Group, Tenix Defence and Rising Sun Pictures. Peter is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a GIA Certificate in ASX Listing Rules.

Peter has had a varied career over 30 years across several industries. He served on the board of Wallace & Tiernan UK, Chemfeed UK and Siemens Water Technologies Group UK. In addition to his business career, he served for over 16 years as a reservist in the British Army, including active service post 9/11 as a military intelligence officer at Defence Intelligence Afghanistan, for which he was awarded the VCDS commendation.

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Martin Reukers

Strategy & Business Development

Martin brings in excess of 25 years of experience in business development and the provision and structuring of financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients in the health care sector.

This experience has been gained both in the specialised banking environment and within peak industry health care bodies assisting clients and members with solutions for business enhancement and expansion.

Additionally, and specifically over the last 12 years, Martin has been involved in health care aggregation / growth strategies with two of these involving local Private Equity and sourcing of off-shore investors. This engagement involved the initial development of a strategy and identification of the opportunity followed by the implementation of that plan and vision and on-going involvement in the growth of the business with all key internal and external counterparties.