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.
Commercial and Finance
Chris has a career spanning more than 30 years in executive roles. He has extensive experience with manufacturing and sales organisations, which include after-sales support teams, Research & Development activities and provision of professional services. He has worked with a variety of organisations including high-growth venture capital-backed entities, ASX listed companies and larger USA based corporations listed on the NASDAQ.
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.
Innovation, Quality and RA Manager
Ms Ameneh Sadeghpour is an accomplished Engineer with experience in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology industries. Ameneh has driven the transition of many technologies from proof of concept, to commercial production and industrial processes.
Most recently Ameneh worked for Genea Biomedx, which specialises in IVF technologies. She was seconded to the UK for two years as Operations/Project Manager, to expand Genea’s medical devices facility from Australia into the UK, including attainment of a CE mark certification for sale in the EU and set-up of the EU sales and support centre.
Ameneh has a Masters degree qualification in both Biomedical Engineering and Project Management from UNSW and USYD, as well as PMI Project Management Professional qualification.