Gardian Leadership Team

Our Founders

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GRAHAM GORDON 

CO-FOUNDER &

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, Graham Gordon has been at the leading edge of major technology implementation and transformation programs, and steered major sales and product solutions Globally.
 
Eager to use his breadth and depth of expertise on a mission he is deeply passionate about, Graham has now co-founded Gardian Technologies back here in Australia to bring a much-needed solution to the medical technologies space.
 
Amongst his previous technology achievements, Graham managed the Australia-wide deployment of CDMA mobile network, operations and retail systems; managed the build and launch of 163 content sites on the iMode mobile content platform;  developed and executed the product strategy for 3G 2100 rollout across Australia; and launched the World’s first range of 3G 850 devices for Telstra. 
 
Reaching international shores, Graham worked as a Chief Sales Officer in New York City for PCD Wireless, with a multi-billion dollar revenues profile across North and South America, Graham oversaw all sales activity and was accountable for $3.9 billion in product revenues.  He also held roles as Senior Vice President of Solutions for Brightstar delivering solutions to 54 Countries, and took on the role of Head of Mobile for Telecom NZ.
 
Graham holds an executive MBA, Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Communications Electronics. 

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MIKE HAMMOND

CO-FOUNDER &

CHIEF PARAMEDIC OFFICER

Pmd MIKE HAMMOND RN, ICP, RMP, EMP, EMEMS, MGMCCS, PHCEMT, C-EM, MAREMT, MACPP, FPHC Practitioner

Mike is an experienced and highly proficient Paramedic with over 30 years experience. Mike is the founder of EMS Event Medical Services, offering specialist event medical teams and mobile medical centres to over 360 clients across NSW.

 

Mike is an expert in his field and is often invited to present as a keynote speaker at national and international conferences. Mike has also established ambulance services, including the development of protocols, and trained ambulance staff nationally and internationally. Mike also teaches prehospital care courses, and advanced courses, and is actively involved in course writing and development for a number of educational facilities and Universities. Mike is the founder of EMS Education & Training, which is the exclusive provider of Pre-Hospital care training for several RTO's throughout Australia.

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Our Advisory Panel

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DR. KATE SELLORS

MBBS, FACEM

HEAD OF EMERGENCY

PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL

Dr. Kate Sellors is the Head of Emergency at the Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW.  Dr. Sellors is a leading expert in the field of emergency medicine.

 

Prince of Wales Emergency Department is accredited for Emergency Medicine Training by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). The department manages illness presentations across the whole spectrum of diseases from the teenage to the Geriatric populace. As a referral centre, POWH receives patients from all over the state (e.g. the only public hyperbaric unit, one of two Acute Spinal units, Justice Health ward for NSW), country (including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands) and internationally, as well as serving the local area.

 

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PAUL MURPHY

PRINCIPAL ADVISOR, RETIREMENT LIVING & SENIORS HOUSING

LEADING AGE SERVICES AUSTRALIA

With over 15 years’ experience managing residential aged care and retirement living, Paul advises retirement village and seniors housing operators on compliance, legislative interpretation, policy and advocacy, financial models and contracts.

 

He  has qualifications in Aged & Disability Services; a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations; is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD); an Advanced Graduate of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (GAIST.Adv) and an experienced Company Director with over 15 years’ service on public company boards in the education, aged care and financial services sectors including 7 years as a superannuation Trustee Director.

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DR. LYNN VAN DER WAGEN

HEAD OF TOURISM & EVENTS, NORTHERN SYDNEY INSTITUTE OF TAFE, AUTHOR

Dr Lynn Van Der Wagen is a leading educator and author, and Head of Tourism & Events for Northern Syd Institute of Tafe.  Dr Van Der Wagen played a key role in the team that trained the 100,000 strong workforce for the 2000 Olympic Games. Her enthusiasm for the mega event has evolved into roles with the Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai Expo and London Olympic Games.

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MIK AUCKLAND ​

DIRECTOR PROGRAMMING & PRESENTER SERVICES, HOME OF THE ARTS

Mik is the Director of Programming & Presenter Services at HOTA, the Gold Coast’s home of live performances, cinema-watching, art, conversation and new-ideas.  There’s a unique outdoor stage in the parklands for live events, and indoors the two theatres feature performances from the very best national and international artists and theatre companies.

 

Mik brings broad experience in strategy and delivery of major international events, entertainment, arts and cultural events, and most recently, worked as Head of Ceremonies and Arts & Culture for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
 

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MELITA SHIRLEY

SOCIAL AFFAIRS MANAGER

BHP

Community relations, stakeholder engagement and communications specialist with a background in media and vast experience in corporate, project and regional roles, mostly in the resources sector.


Strong experience in indigenous relations, partnership development and social investment.

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MARIE DEVITA

ARTIST, WAAX FRONTWOMAN

Marie is the frontwoman and founder of WAAX band. An early reputation as ‘a live band to be reckoned with’ dictated their path as a punk-infused rock band with the “utterly terrifying” DeVita fronting – becoming not only one to watch, but also somewhat of a spokesperson for angsty youngsters with something to get off their chest. They relate to DeVita, her words, her songs, her restlessness and her realness.