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.
Katie A Shield
Quality Assurance Manager
Academic Qualifications: B. Appl. Sc. (Animal Studies); Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing.
Prior to employment at Plasvacc Katie obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Studies, specialising in native Australian animals. Since starting at Plasvacc in 2005 she has gained a Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing through recognition of prior learning and is a fully trained Pheresis Technician. Katie was appointed Plasvacc’s Senior Pheresis Technician in April 2009.
Currently Katie is head of Quality Control which involves sterility testing, liaising with quality control organisations and batch release.
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 Shane Belford
Plasvacc Production Manager
Academic Qualifications: BVSc (Hons) University of Queensland 1990
Dr Shane Belford developed a love for animals growing up on a mixed sheep and cattle property in a small country town in rural Queensland Australia.
Upon graduating from The University of Queensland Dr Belford worked in mixed practices in rural New South Wales, United Kingdom and the greater Brisbane metropolitan area. He went on to own six veterinary clinics in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region of Queensland and has been managing and working in these for the past 17 years.
Dr Belford is an AQIS accredited Veterinarian with extensive clinical experience in both mixed and small animal practice combined with the managerial experience necessary to run a successful business.
Dr Mark Wylie
Technical Support – Equine
Academic Qualifications: BVSc University of Sydney
Mark has been involved in equine clinical practise for 35 years.
As a partner at Scone Equine Hospital in New South Wales, Mark was instrumental in expanding this rural clinic into the largest veterinary service in the Southern Hemisphere…. establishing Australia’s first private equine surgical referral hospital and the nation’s first neonatal intensive care unit.
Mark spent the last 10 years of his clinical practise career, as the senior veterinarian for the world famous Arrowfield Group, thoroughbred breeding and racing operations.
Approximately 5,000 thoroughbred foals are born each year in the Upper Hunter River Area of New South Wales and up to 500 of these foals were delivered each year under Marks direct supervision and care.
Mark has a strong interest in equine medicine, reproduction and the rapidly emerging field of stem cell therapy.
Most recently Mark has established a small independent consultancy service, advising industry on all current protocols for optimising equine health and safety.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Rochelle joined the Plasvacc team in September 2012.
Rochelle is responsible for managing the company’s sales and marketing function. She is passionate about building client relationships and further enhancing the Plasvacc brand within the marketplace. Rochelle develops and coordinates the company’s sales promotions across Australia, New Zealand and USA. She enjoys facilitating the growth and accuracy of the customer database through collaborative data collection from the team. Keeping up to date with this information enables Plasvacc to further explore growth through the ever evolving forms of social media and email marketing.
Rochelle is a leader in events management and an integral member of the team. Her previous experience includes managerial roles within the human resources sector of Coles Myer; predominantly within the area of staff training and development.
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.