BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Niall Cairns, BEc., ACA, FAICD
Niall Cairns joined CardieX in 2017. As a Sydney-based technology growth investor, Mr. Cairns has a 25-year track record of value creation, restructuring, and exits in both listed and unlisted companies, having assisted in driving the global growth of over 50 companies in sectors as diverse as digital media, agtech, medtech, consumer Internet, and SaaS based businesses. He is currently the Chairman of Tambla Limited, a Non-Executive Director of Chant West Holdings and Tru-Test Limited, Co-Owner of C2 Ventures Pty Ltd., as well as Kestrel Capital and the Carnethy Group of companies. Mr Cairns is also a Principal of C2 Ventures Pty Ltd.
Craig R. Cooper, BEc., LLB(Hons)
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Craig Cooper joined CardieX in 2017. A serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and CNBC business network TV host, Mr. Cooper was previously the co-founder of Boost Mobile (USA), the Managing Director and Head of Venture Capital at Saban Ventures, a founding Partner in the Softbank Capital Technology Fund, co-founder of NRG Asia–Pacific (Australias largest private electricity supplier), and a founding director of EBT Mobile - Chinas largest private mobile phone retailer. He was also a Senior Associate at Australia’s largest national law firm where he acted for clients such as United Airlines, The Disney Corporation, and DHL International (where he was External General Counsel). Mr. Cooper has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of Sydney in Australia. Mr Cooper is also a Principal of C2 Ventures Pty Ltd.
R. King Nelson, BA, MBA
King was elected to the Board in November 2015. He brings more than 30 years of diverse experience and expertise with medical devices. He was previously President and CEO of Uptake Medical Corporation, a company focused on treatments for emphysema and lung cancer. Prior to to that, he served as president and CEO of Kerberos Proximal Solutions, which was acquired by FoxHollow Technologies, and as president and CEO of VenPro, a heart valve business acquired by Medtronic. Both these companies specialized in devices for the cardiovascular system. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with Baxter International and American Hospital Supply Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility that included division president for Dade Diagnostics, Bentley Labs, and Baxter’s Perfusion Services.