Executive Management


Paul Anderson, Managing Director

Paul has over 16 years experience in the medical device and cellular therapeutic fields with expertise in bridging the gap between research and clinical practice in the development of emerging medical technologies. This encompasses applying the regulatory framework to the product and the accompanying ‘grey area’ interpretation, rebating pathways, marketing, sales, developing orthopaedic relationships, strategic and financial planning. Paul has a strong track record with his previous board position with Verigen Australia Pty Ltd a human cell therapies company.

Professor M.H. Zheng, Chief Scientific Officer

Professor Zheng is inventor of the Orthocell technology and brings a strong track record of innovation. He completed his PhD in 1993, Doctor of Medicine (DM) in 1998 UWA and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. Currently, he is the Director of Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Surgery and Pathology, University of Western Australia. His research focus involves finding new ways of treatment for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and tendon injuries using cutting edge cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Nicole Telford, Chief Financial Officer

Nicole is a chartered accountant and has over 14 years commercial experience in financial controller/group accountant roles. Nicole’s background provides her with a broad range of experience having achieved her professional qualifications whilst employed with Arthur Andersen in the audit division. She has commercial experience in financial and management reporting, office administration and staff management.

Gregor Maier, Sales and Marketing Director

Gregor has over 14 years experience within the pharmaceutical and surgical industries having worked in The United Kingdom, Malaysia and South Africa before settling in Australia. Gregor has a Marketing qualification from The Durban University of Technology and played international hockey for South Africa between 1995 and 2001. Having joined Orthocell in 2014 Gregor brings a wealth of senior management experience to the company following key management roles in Malaysia and South Africa. Gregor has successfully overseen the launch of Ortho-ATI™ and Ortho-ACI™ into the Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore markets.

Tim Kelaher, National Sales and Marketing Manager

Tim has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.  Tim has a broad range of commercial experience in Medical Devices and previously worked at Beiersdorf, Stryker and Biomet in sales and marketing roles.  Tim is a former Wallaby fullback and played in two Bledisloe Cup series against the All Blacks and played for the NSW Waratahs. 

Monique Cannon, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager

Monique has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia. Monique's background includes research in cellular development and differentiation, with significant experience in cell culture which translated to a role in GMP compliant manufacture of an autologous cell-based therapeutic product. Gaining several years experience in coordination of qualification systems, quality system management and with significant regulatory experience (ISO, TGA, FDA), Monique joined Orthocell in April 2007 and participates in new product development and regulatory compliance for products both nationally and internationally.