Compumedics people consists of highly skilled and qualified staff, including engineers, scientists and doctors. They are involved in all aspects of the business, from fundamental research and development, through to production, quality control, marketing, sales and management.
Board of Directors
DR DAVID BURTON
Executive Chairman David Burton, Ph.D., is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Compumedics. After establishment of Compumedics the company was listed on the ASX in 2000, and has been awarded 24 awards for design, innovation, business and exports including the Australian Exporter of the Year in 1998 and Small Business of the Year in 1999.
Dr. Burton started his career at the Bureau of Meteorology, where he studied radar techniques and electronic equipment. He founded Linear Transfer Pty Ltd, which designed, manufactured and marketed high fidelity recording and sound equipment. He was awarded an Associate Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. (Eng. Sc.) by Monash University, Melbourne (Australia). Dr. Burton’s engineering background includes the design and project management of the Compumedics’ first sleep laboratory and portable sleep systems.
Dr. Burton has authored 150 patents or patent applications across more than 20 families of patents that form part of Compumedics’ intellectual property.
Dr. Burton has served as an advisor for the Victorian Government as a member of the Council for Knowledge, Innovation, Science and Engineering (KISE), being the Victorian Government’s key advisory body on issues and policies focusing on science and innovation. Dr. Burton was presented the Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award in 2002 for his development of innovative sleep monitoring technology.
He was awarded the 2003 Centenary Medal by the Prime Minister and Governor General of Australia for outstanding contribution to science and technology, particularly public science policy. In 2003 Dr. Burton was awarded the Ernst & Young Victorian Entrepreneur of the year award for technology, communications, E-commerce and life sciences. In 2007 Dr. Burton was inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame in recognition of manufacturing achievements and world-wide medical device exports. Dr. Burton served as a Victorian Government adviser as a Board member of the Design Victoria (2008-2011), was appointed to the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) committee in 2012 and in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession of Biomedical Engineering was awarded the 2012 David Dewhurst Award by Engineers Australia, College of Biomedical Engineers.
MR ALAN ANDERSON
Non-Executive Director Mr. Anderson is a leading American attorney in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property and computer law. He has represented Compumedics for all legal matters in the USA since late 1998. Mr. Anderson completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Political Science) at Coe College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction, a Doctor in Law with Honours from Cornell University, and a Certificate in International Business and Commercial Law from the McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific).
MR. DAVID LAWSON
Executive Director Mr. Lawson has been Chief Financial Office and the Company Secretary of the Company for over fourteen years. In that time, Mr. Lawson has been extensively involved in the development of the Company including the Initial Public Offering of shares in the Company, the subsequent offshore acquisitions in the US and Germany, private equity placements and the recent refinancing of the Company. Mr. Lawson also has been involved in the operational turn around of the Company and brings a significant amount of experience and knowledge to the Board. Mr. Lawson is also a Director of Swinburne Venture Pty Ltd, the intellectual property commercialisation arm of Swinburne University.
Executive Chairman, CEO
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Chief Technology Officer
General Managing Director DWL Compumedics Germany GmbH
Medical Advisory Board
Compumedics has assembled a group of international medical practitioners and researchers to assist the Company in remaining at the forefront of medical diagnosis and patient monitoring.
Members of the Advisory Board have been drawn from sleep, respiratory and cardiology areas.
DR. DAVID BURTON
- Executive Chairman, founder, Chairman and CEO of Compumedics
- Heads up Compumedics Medical Innovations Division
- Authored >100 patents or applications across > 20 families
PROF. IAN COLRAIN, PH.D.
- Senior Vice President for Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Biosciences (USA)
- Section Head of Brain Sciences at SRI International (USA)
- Professional Fellow in Psychology at the University of Melbourne (AU)
PROF. DR. PATRICE BOURGIN M.D., PH.D.
- Professor of Neurology at the Strasbourg University Hospital, University of Strasbourg (France)
- Director of Sleep Disorders Centre Strasbourg University Hospital
- Head of Research Team “Light, Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Homeostasis and Neuropsychiatry.
PROF. JOHN EBERSOLE, MD
- Internationally recognized authority on epilepsy and EEG with a main clinical interest in treating patients with intractable epilepsy
- Director of University of Chicago Adult Epilepsy Center
- Medical Director of the Illinois MEG Center
- Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology