ARANZ Medical Board of Directors

Rick Fright, PhD, Executive Director, Co-founder

rick-frightRick Fright was born and educated in Canterbury, and attended the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, obtaining a BE (Electrical) in 1980 and a PhD in 1984 under the supervision of the late Professor Bates. Rick joined the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at Christchurch Hospital in 1987. A Welcome Fellowship at University College London from 1989-1991 enabled him to specialise in 3D medical imaging and computer systems for surgery planning and the automated production of custom implants, prior to co-establishing ARANZ in 1995 and ARANZ Medical in 2005.

Bruce McCallum, PhD, Executive Director, Co-founder

bruce-mccallumBruce McCallum gained a BE (Electrical, Hons 1) in 1983 from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, followed by a PhD in 1990 under the supervision of the late Professor Bates. Bruce then worked as a consultant for the Industrial Development Division of the DSIR, before being awarded the NZ Royal Society Endeavour Fellowship for postdoctoral research in Britain. This he undertook in the Microstructural Physics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK, researching the theory and application of super-resolution imaging in electron microscopy, from 1991 to 1994. In 1995, Bruce returned to NZ to co-establish ARANZ and more recently ARANZ Medical.

Brian Robert Leighs

brian-leighsBrian Leighs is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Brian is an independent Business Consultant and Director of a number of companies. Until recently he was a director of 2 Degrees Mobile, Energy Intellect Ltd and chairman of Hautaki Ltd. He has held senior management roles in the telecommunications, energy, venture capital and information technology sectors. He was Establishment CEO of energy companies Genesis Power in New Zealand, Ikon Energy, and Multinet Gas in Australia. He prepared these Australian Government-owned gas networks and retailing business with 500,000 customers and assets of A $700 million for privatization. Between 1990 and 1996, Mr. Leighs project managed trade sales and IPOs on behalf of vendors for Telecom New Zealand, Powercor Australia, Hazelwood Power, and MAS Technology Limited.

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