Chief Executive Officer
Jenny Swain was appointed as Allegra’s first female CEO in May 2016. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience in Orthopaedics sales, strategy and product development. Her extensive experience also extends into areas such as regulatory and supplier management.
Prior to her current CEO role, Jenny managed sales teams at a National level, working within both small and large companies. She started as NSW Orthopaedics Territory Manager at J&J in 1996, moving on to roles such as Orthopaedics Division Manager at other organisations.
Previous to her sales roles, Jenny spent 15 years as a formally trained and qualified Registered Nurse, with practical experience in local and overseas hospitals. This included 5 years in Los Angeles’ Century City Hospital, as the Orthopaedics Unit Manager. During her nursing career, Jenny developed strong working relationships with both local Australian and International Surgeons.
Chris has a career spanning more than 30 years in executive roles with venture capital “start-up” organisations, such a Retriever Communications and RadioMail Inc. He also has experience with ASX listed entities, including Anittel Group Ltd, and USA based global corporation TIBCO Software Inc.
Chris’ areas of specialisation include finance, accounting, operations, raising capital, acquisitions, divestments, strategic planning, due diligence, process improvement, public company compliance and commercial negotiation.
Chris provides his services to Allegra, via his consulting business. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Sydney and is a qualified CPA.
Head of Technology and Innovation
With over 13 years in Global Orthopaedic leadership positions, Robert Bell has a successful track record of commercializing new products and establishing sales channels in new markets.
Prior to working with Allegra, Robert established a Global network of distributors from his experience across both public blue chip and private SME organizations within orthopaedics.
He spent the past 6 years as Head of Global Market Development and most recently VP Marketing & Strategy at Waldemar LINK GmbH & Co and their US subsidiary LinkBio Corp in the United States.
As acting Head of Technology & Innovation, Robert will not only be responsible for the upstream delivery of new products and technologies, but establishing new international sales channels of Allegra products.
Vincent is a CPA qualified finance professional with over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance roles. He joined Allegra in 2016 and became Finance Manager in 2017.
Vincent holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the President University in Jakarta. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in International Finance, both from Deakin University in Melbourne.
Quality and Regulatory Manager
Katy is an experienced quality professional with over 15 years of experience within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Katy joined Allegra in 2019 and became the QA/RA Manager in 2021.
Prior to this, she worked in senior quality roles within the UK pharmaceutical industry, in companies such as GSK.
Katy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Loughborough University in the UK.
She also has PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Bradford in the UK.
Customer Service Manager
Natalie has over 15 years senior marketing experience, specialising in Customer Relationship Marketing systems for data-driven direct marketing and customer life-stage communications.
She has worked in both international and local blue-chip companies, including American Express, Insurance Australia Group (NRMA, SGIC and SGIO Brands), Citibank, MLC Australia and Westbank.
Natalie joined Allegra in 2016, in a Sales and Marketing role, and was appointed Customer Service Manager in 2020.
She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from UTS, Sydney.