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2018
Investment manager
Brandon Capital
Katharine Giles is investment manager at Brandon Capital, a venture capital firm devoted to supporting Australian life sciences businesses. She has worked on funding deals for biomedical science businesses including OncoRes Medical, a business developing a probe to improve breast cancer treatments. Dr Giles is interim chief executive of OncoRes Medical. The deal took three years to stitch together, Dr Giles said, and it was the first WA venture deal done with the Department of Health. In partnership with Breast Care WA and the McGrath Foundation, she created an interactive iPhone breast checker, while in 2016, she co-founded Spark Co-Lab at UWA, a not for profit education provider set up to educate, inspire and connect local talent and develop the local medical innovation ecosystem. She is also a member of the Curtin Commercialisation Advisory Board.