Dr Katharine Giles has dedicated her career to improving the health and wellbeing of patients and their families through the development and application of novel technologies and is a passionate advocate for Western Australian innovation. Katharine is currently Managing Director and CEO of OncoRes Medical, a Perth-based company focused on improving the accuracy of breast cancer surgery and eliminating the physical, psychological and economic burdens associated with repeat operations. Katharine is a Venture Partner at Brandon Capital Partners, a venture capital firm devoted to developing and supporting Australian life sciences businesses, a Director of Respirion Pharmaceuticals and a member of the Curtin Commercialisation Advisory Board.
In 2010 in partnership with Breast Care WA and the McGrath Foundation, she created an interactive iPhone breast checker, in 2016 Katharine co-founded Spark Co-Lab, a not-for-profit education provider set up to educate, inspire and connect local talent and develop the local medical innovation ecosystem and she was a 2018 winner of the 40 under 40 award.
Katharine has obtained a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia.