Stewart Washer

A 2006 40under40 winner, Dr Stewart Washer has 20 years of CEO and board experience, founding several biotechnology companies in both the agri-food and medical sectors. He is currently the chairman of Orthocell Ltd, which cultures tendon cells to repair damaged tendons, chairman of Cynata Therapeutics Ltd (ASX:CYP) which is developing stem cell therapies and chairman of Minomic International Ltd which have an accurate non-invasive test for prostate cancer. He was previously the CEO of Calzada Ltd (ASX:CZD), the founding CEO of Phylogica Ltd (ASX:PYC) and before this, he was CEO of Celentis and managed the commercialisation of intellectual property from AgResearch in New Zealand with 650 Scientists and $130m revenues. He was also a founder of a NZ$120m New Zealand based life science fund and Venture Partner with the Swiss based Inventages Nestlé Fund. He is currently investment director with Bioscience Managers. Stewart has held a number of Board positions in the past as the chairman of iSonea Ltd (ASX:ISN), Resonance Health Ltd (ASX:RHT) and Hatchtech Pty Ltd, a director of iCeutica Pty Ltd, Immuron Ltd (ASX:IMC) and AusBiotech Ltd. He was also a senator with Murdoch University and is currently the chairman of Firefly Health. In March 2005, Dr Washer took biotechnology company Phylogica through a successful and oversubscribed initial public offering to list on the ASX at a 30 per cent premium. Phylogica had a novel drug discovery technology based on parts of proteins derived from diverse micro-organisms that are being developed to treat stroke, diabetes, asthma and other inflammatory diseases.
Bio last updated 22 Jun 2019

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/05/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
thWide Open Agriculture
29thRBR Group151%40%
759thSky and Space Global-71%13%
728 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Interim Non-Executive Chair
Co-Founder, Non-Executive Director (since July 2018); (Executive Director 2016-2018)
Executive Chairman
Year started and most recent title


149th↑Wide Open Agriculture$552k
150th↑Sky and Space Global$503k
152nd↓RBR Group$487k
153rd↓JV Global$487k
197 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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