Katharine Giles

MD/CEO at OncoRes Medical, Venture Partner at Brandon Capital Partners

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.