This month's guest speaker:
Dr Glen Richards
Healthia Limited (HLA)
Glen is the founding Managing Director of Greencross and was a co-founder and Director of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd (Petbarn) before it merged with Greencross.
At 27, Glen bought a small vet practice in Townsville and within 10 short years, had developed five vet clinics and a large format pet store in Townsville as well as two veterinary hospitals in China. From there, he went on to build a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire, which now operates more than 200 veterinary hospitals in Australia and NZ.
Greencross is Australasia’s leading specialty pet care retailer, with more than 300 stores operating under the brand names Petbarn and City Farmers in Australia and Animates in New Zealand. The company employs over 6000 employees including veterinarians, nurses, retail team members and managers.
Since moving from an executive role, Glen spends his time as a professional investor, mentor, and director with a number of companies and his favourite area of interest is helping to scale up health and allied health companies.
He is chairman of ASX-listed companies Healthia and People Infrastructure. He is also chairman of two private companies Cardionexus and Naturo Technologies and a non-executive director of SmartVet, Petsure (Australia), De Motu Cordis and Adventure Holdings Australia (Oztrail and Companion).
Healthia was formed to bring together well established allied health brands, which include the My FootDr Podiatry and Allsports Physiotherapy brands, with the aim to be one of Australia’s leading allied health companies. Healthia’s future growth is forecast to come from both its organic growth strategies and the acquisition of well-established podiatry and physiotherapy clinics throughout Australia.
It is necessary to register for the meeting by 10:00 am on the Friday before the meeting.