Andrew J.W Macarthur
Chief Executive Officer
Academic Qualifications: AdDipAg, MBA (Bond University), FAICD
Andrew Macarthur is co-founder of Plasvacc and holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr Macarthur has extensive management and consultancy experience in the area of agribusiness and is a respected cattle-breeding advisor. He has also owned and overseen several rural properties.
Mr Macarthur previously held the position of general manager of pastoral operations at Stanbroke Pastoral Company, Australia’s largest pastoral company, which is recognised as being at the forefront of livestock research.
Mr Macarthur has also recently been appointed Chairman of the board of Globe Management Group Pty Ltd, an emerging asset management company. Mr Macarthur holds a Masters of Business Administration from Bond University, and is currently completing a Masters qualification in Corporate Governance.
Academic Qualifications: B.Bus (Acc), CPA, ACMA
Sanjaya Unantenna joined Plasvacc in April 2012.
Mr Unantenna has more than 17 years experience in financial and management accounting in medium to large companies both in Australia and overseas. His previous role was with a USA listed health management company where he was responsible for the financial and management reporting to USA and Australia. Prior to this role, he worked for more than 10 years in large agriculture related industries in Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Brisbane.
Dr Nicole Gluch
Plasvacc Production Manager
Academic Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), University of Queensland; BNursing, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Nicole Gluch has been a practicing Veterinarian in South East Queensland since graduating from The University of Queensland. Prior to accepting a position at Plasvacc, Dr Gluch managed an independently owned small animal veterinary practice in Brisbane dealing with small animals, birds and native wildlife. Dr Gluch has also volunteered with the RSPCA QLD and has a keen interest in animal behaviour and animal welfare.
Prior to pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Dr Gluch gained extensive experience in the human medicine field as a Registered Nurse. The expectations of high standards of care and product integrity have driven her medicine career.Nicole enjoys being part of Plasvacc, a company that produces quality products for veterinarians and values the benefits that a coordinated like-minded team can produce.
Tamara is a well-respected Team member, joining Plasvacc in November 2010. During this time, Tamara has gained extensive skills in all aspects of the company, including assisting with the implementation of the accounting program SAP Business One. Tamara’s primary role is to provide administrative support in conjunction with ensuring day-to-day operations of the business run efficiently. She coordinates purchasing and sales orders, liaising with customers, suppliers, internal and external staff. Tamara is also responsible for the shipping of Plasvacc’s life-saving products within Australia, USA, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, Tamara was nominated for the annual Rotary Club of Boonah Inc.’s “Pride of Workmanship” Award in recognition for her professionalism, hard work and dedication to Plasvacc.
Plasvacc Quality Assurance Manager
Peta O’Dwyer joined Plasvacc in February 2016.
Peta has worked in multiple positions within Plasvacc, firstly as an Apheresis Technician, then moving forward as a Quality Control Technician within Plasvacc’s Laboratory and now as Quality Assurance Manager.
Peta’s primary role is to ensure all Plasvacc products pass their final stages of Quality Assurance before being sold into the veterinary market. The position of Quality Assurance also covers areas of product batch release & compliance to ensure the smooth operation of day to day duties. Peta understands the importance of Plasvacc high quality products and ensures each and every batch is handled with great care.
Peta O’Dwyer grew up in a primary producing family in Bundaberg and has always had a passion for animals. Her life, with her husband, currently involves hands-on involvement within Livestock Industry. She sells and exhibits stud cattle throughout Australia.