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
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.
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 and Quality Assurance Manager within Plasvacc’s Laboratory. In 2020, Peta was promoted to Production Manager and is responsible for all matters relating to product manufacture and donor health as well as overall management of the production unit.
Peta 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 the Livestock Industry, selling and exhibiting led steers throughout Australia.
Tamara joined Plasvacc in November 2010. During this time her professionalism, hard work and dedication to the organisation led her to receive the award for the annual Rotary Club of Boonah Inc.’s “Pride of Workmanship”.
Tamara is a well-respected member of our team and her primary role is managing the day-to-day operations of our office as well as maintaining and developing office policies, procedures and systems. She has gained extensive skills in all aspects of the company and takes great pride in the delivery of her team’s exceptional service and administrative support to customers, suppliers and all other stakeholders. Tamara is also responsible for the supervision of shipping Plasvacc’s life-saving products within Australia and across the world.
Tamara is an animal lover at heart and resides in the region with her young family and chocolate Labrador.