Mr Michael Sammells
Appointed a Director of Sigma Healthcare Limited in February 2020 and Chairman of Sigma Healthcare Ltd in August 2022. Mr Sammells is currently a Non-Executive Director at AMP. Mr Sammells has 35 years of broad experience in finance, corporate services and has held operational roles with expertise in finance, accounting, treasury, investor relations, capital developments, mergers and acquisitions and IPOs. Mr Sammells is a former Chief Financial Officer of Healthscope Limited and Medibank Private. Mr Sammells has not held any other directorships in listed entities over the past three years.
Chairman of the Board
Mr Vikesh Ramsunder
Vikesh Ramsunder commenced as the Managing Director and CEO of Sigma Healthcare Limited on 1 February 2022. From January 2019 to December 2021, Vikesh was Group CEO of the Clicks Group in South Africa, the culmination of a 28 year career with the Clicks Group which included 18 years as part of the executive team. Before becoming Clicks CEO in January 2019, Vikesh held a number of roles within the Group, including Chief Operating Officer from 2015 and Managing Director of the pharmaceutical wholesaler business, United Pharmaceutical Distributors. Vikesh brings to his new role at Sigma Healthcare a valuable blend of operational leadership, strategic focus, industry and financial acumen. He has extensive experience in wholesaling, logistics, pharmacy and retail, and was integral to the growth of the Clicks Group which is now one of the largest pharmacy and retail operations in Africa.
Ms Christine Bartlett
Appointed a Director of Sigma Healthcare Limited in March 2016. Ms Bartlett holds a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology and Physiology) from the University of Sydney and has completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Training and Global Executive Program. As an experienced CEO and senior executive, Ms Bartlett has broad commercial expertise, with a particular focus in areas of financial discipline, risk management, innovation, technology, and strategy execution. Ms Bartlett’s current directorships in listed entities include Non- Executive Director at Mirvac Group and Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd. Ms Bartlett resigned as a director of GBST Ltd in November 2019. Ms Bartlett has not held any other directorships in listed entities over the past three years. In addition, Ms Bartlett’s current directorships in unlisted companies include Non-Executive Director of TAL. Ms Bartlett is a member of Chief Executive Women, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Kathryn (Kate) D Spargo
Appointed a Director of Sigma Healthcare Limited in December 2015. Ms Spargo holds a Bachelor of Law with Honours, an Arts degree from the University of Adelaide and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has gained broad business experience as both an advisor, having worked in private practice and government. Ms Spargo is a director of the following listed entities: Sonic Healthcare Limited, Adairs Limited and Bapcor Ltd. In addition, Ms Spargo is also currently a Non-Executive Director at CIMIC Ltd (now unlisted). Over the last three years, Ms Spargo was a Non- Executive Director at Xenith IP Ltd. In September 2021 Ms Spargo retired from her position as Chairman of CoInvest and at the same time joined the board of the unlisted company Jellis Craig. Ms Spargo is also Director at the Geelong Football Club and Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre.
Mr Neville Mitchell
Appointed a Director of Sigma Healthcare Limited in February 2023. Mr Mitchell has extensive financial experience coupled with broad experience as an active Non-Executive Director. Mr Mitchell is a current Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sonic Healthcare and is a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and QBiotics. Previously, Mr Mitchell has held other Director roles including South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, The Board of Taxation, Sirtex Medical and Osprey Medical Inc. Mr Mitchell is a qualified Chartered Accountant with international healthcare and finance experience. Prior to becoming a Non-Executive Director, Mr Mitchell had a career spanning 27 years with Cochlear Limited, 22 of those years as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.
Ms Annette Carey
Appointed a Director of Sigma Healthcare Limited in April 2023. Ms Carey is a current Director of National Intermodal Corporation and an Advisory Board Member of Orizontas. Prior to that, Ms Carey has been a Director of Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd and Sai Cheng Logistics Inc and was Chair of Australia Post Global. Ms Carey brings a balance of technical expertise as well as legal, strategic, and commercial intellect from over 20 years’ experience in supply chain, logistics and cross border ecommerce. Ms Carey has previously held various senior roles within the Linfox Logistics group progressing from General Counsel and Company Secretary to Chief Executive Officer. Ms Carey also held the position of Executive General Manager International with Australia Post. Ms Carey is a member of Chief Executive Women.
Dr. Chris Roberts AO
Appointed a Non-Executive Director of Sigma effective 6 October 2023
Dr. Roberts has more than 40 years’ experience in the medical device industry, including as the former CEO of Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH) from 2004 to 2015, Executive Vice President of ResMed Inc (NYSE:RMD) from 1992 to 2003 and as a Director until November 2017. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of: HMC Capital managed HealthCo Healthcare and Wellness REIT (ASX: HCW), HMC Capital Partners Fund 1, Clarity Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:CU6), Nutromics Pty Ltd, Atmo Biosciences Limited and the Cochlear Foundation Board. He is also a Governor of the Centenary Institute Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology.
Dr. Roberts has been nominated by HMC Capital Partners Fund 1, a ~19% shareholder in Sigma.