Board of Directors

Dr Chris Richards

Managing Director


Dr Chris Richards is the Managing Director of ASX listed Apiam Animal Health Ltd, as well as the Australian subsidiary entities and joint venture companies, which provide veterinary services to Australian regional and rural communities.

Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of Apiam, which has seen them develop, grow, acquire and integrate production and companion animal veterinary clinics, veterinary wholesale, logistics, laboratory and genetics services businesses since 1998 into the Apiam of today

Chris is also a Director of registered charity, Fur Life Foundation Ltd, which raises funds to support people in rural, regional, and remote communities

Professor Andrew Vizard



Professor Vizard is a Principal Fellow at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne and previously Associate Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Director of The Mackinnon Project, a recognised leader in sheep and beef veterinary consultancy.

An experienced company director, he has previously held directorships in ASX companies, statutory bodies and research organisations including Animal Health Australia, the body responsible for coordinating Australia’s animal health system; Primesafe, the statutory authority responsible for regulating the production of safe meat in Victoria; and the Australian Wool Corporation.

He is currently Chair of the Vizard Foundation and Executive Secretary for the Hermon Slade Foundation and the Australia & Pacific Science Foundation.

Dr Jan Tennent

Non-executive Director

PhD, BSc (Hons), GCertMgt, FTSE, FASM GAICD

Jan is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Australian Society for Microbiology and a Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne. 

She is an internationally recognised researcher with specialist knowledge of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and the discovery and commercialisation of vaccines. Jan has held senior roles at CSIRO, CSL, and Pfizer Animal Health where she was the Director of Business Development and Global Alliances in the APAC region.   

Her most recent executive management role was CEO of Biomedical Research Victoria (2012-2019). Jan is also a non-executive director of AusBiotech Limited and eviDent Foundation Limited.

Richard John Dennis

Non-executive Director

BComm, LLB

Rick held a number of senior roles for over 35 years with Ernst & Young (EY) and was the Managing Partner of EYs Queensland practice on two occasions from 2001-2007 and from 2014-15. Rick also held several executive management roles at EY, including Deputy COO and CFO for the Asia-Pacific practice where he was responsible for overseeing the financial and operational integration of EYs Australian and Asian member firms.

Rick is a member of Australian Super’s Queensland Advisory Board, a member of the Advisory Boards of EWM Group and HLB Chessboard, and an external member of the Audit & Risk Committee of Racing Queensland. Rick is non-executive Chair ASX-listed AF Legal Group Limited and a non-executive director of ASX-listed Motorcycle Holdings Limited, Cettire Limited and Step One Clothing Limited.

Evonne Collier

Non-Executive Director

BA, MBus, GradCertAppFin, GAICD

Ms Collier has served as a Chair and Non-Executive Director on various boards since 2011 and currently serves as a Director of 4DMedical Limited (ASX:4DX) as well as a number of private and public unlisted companies.

She currently serves as Non-Executive Director of global SaaS analytics company, Sage Automation (Chair of the Digital Products board), SaaS FinTech, Sniip (Remuneration and Nominations Chair), digital dental company, Curae Health (Chair), global eCommerce business, Australian Fitness Supplies (Chair) and Motorama Group Automotive Holdings (Chair of the Marketing and Digital Committee).

Ms Collier was also previously Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed 1300Smiles Limited (ASX:ONT) and Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) prior to its acquisition in 2021.

Ms Collier holds a Master of Business (Marketing, Strategy and Innovation), Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.