Who we are

1st Group Ltd (ASX:1ST) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 9th June 2015. Formerly known as 1st Available Ltd.

1st Group is building a trusted digital community and supported platforms where health providers and patients connect 1st.

We improve lives by connecting consumers to a variety of healthcare services and information anytime, anywhere, so they can get well sooner and stay well longer.

The Company completed the acquisition of GObookings, Clinic Connect and DocAppointments in 2015, in 2016 launched a new brand, PetYeti, to support the pet services space and in 2017 rebranded and renamed its original 1stAvailable healthcare portal as MyHealth1st.

By June 2017 the Company has grown to 5,500 installed sites on its platform’s and has now had over 6 million online appointments booked since 2012.

Customers who have chosen us 1st include Pharmacies, Private Practices (Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, Allied Services, Specialists and Natural Therapists), Radiology, Vets, Corporate and Government agencies (local, state and federal). We are the market leader in Pharmacy and Optometry — over 60% of all Pharmacies and Optometrists have chosen us 1st.

What we do all “starts with the first online appointment”. The first point of contact with a consumer/patient. In late 2016, the company launched a range of additional products and services including Self Checkin Kiosks and apps, Patient Clipboard apps, Advertising, Call Centre app, EasyRecall, EasyFeedback and others planned for future release. These additional products and services solve critical business problems for our customers and enables the Company to grow revenue from the existing customer base.

We offer consumers/patients a more convenient, secure and easy-to-use service to book appointments and interact online with an ever-larger range of healthcare services. 

All of us at 1st Group are grateful to our investors for the continued confidence they show in our business and our vision for building an online healthcare community with solutions that facilitate the natural trend moving to online interaction between the healthcare provider and their customers/patients.

Board of Directors

Trevor Matthews

Director

Trevor has extensive financial services experience in Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK. He was previously with Aviva, most recently as Executive Director and Chairman, Developed Markets and prior to that CEO of Aviva UK. Trevor has also held the position of CEO with Friends Provident and Standard Life, both based in the UK, as well as Manulife Financial in Japan. He has also filled senior roles at National Australia Bank and Legal & General in Australia.

Trevor has served as Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Chairman of the Financial Services Skills Council in the UK, and has been a member of the boards of the Life Insurance Association of Japan, the Life Office Management Association in the US, and the Life Investment and Superannuation Association in Australia. He was President of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Trevor is a director of AMP Limited, Bupa Australia and New Zealand, FNZ Asia Pacific, Tokio Marine Asia, Edelweiss Tokio Life, chairman of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and AMP Life and a Fellow of both the UK and Australian actuarial institutes and the AICD.

Klaus Bartosch

Managing Director & CEO

Klaus is an experienced company executive in both ASX listed and private companies and brings extensive expertise in the development and operation of large consumer focused online booking engines, websites and aggregators. Klaus has been instrumental in the development of the company strategy and the formation of the board and executive team together with co-founder and dentist, Dr Rick Luu.

Klaus was formerly Sales and Marketing Director for the then publically listed Hostworks where he helped increase shareholder value by over 400% in just 4 years prior to it being acquired by Macquarie Group in 2007 for approximately $69 million. During his tenure at Hostworks, the company was responsible for the management of the online systems for many leading online brands including Wotif.com, Seek.com, Carsales.com.au, Realestate.com.au, Graysonline.com, Ticketek.com, SBS.com.au, ninemsn.com.au, and Ten.com.au.

Klaus is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Richard Arnold

Non-Executive Director

Richard was the former Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at CrowdFlower Inc, the world’s leading enterprise crowdsourcing company, based in San Francisco, California.

Richard also served from 2006 to March 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: PTEC), the world’s leading provider of core system software to the computer industry. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Intellisync Corporation (NADSAQ: SYNC) from 2004 to 2006 and as a member of the board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Saint Bernard Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSW) from 2006 to 2007.

From 2001 to 2006, Richard served as a founding partner of Committed Capital Proprietary Limited, a private equity investment company based in Sydney, Australia. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Executive Director of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, the Packer family’s private investment company based in Sydney.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Stanford University and has completed the Executive Program in Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.

Amanda Hagan

Non-Executive Director

Amanda is the CEO Healthcare at Australian Unity and is also Group Executive Digital for the Group.  Prior to Australian Unity 11 years ago, Amanda was an executive at Perpetual Limited and consulted to a number of industries and companies including AGL, Energy Australia and American Express and worked for the Australian Stock Exchange.

Ms Hagan is also a director of the Australian Health Service Alliance Limited (a cooperative hospital contracting company formed by 24 health insurance funds) and Members Own Health Funds Limited.