Salesh has served as our Chief Financial Officer since November 2006 and as a director of Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd since September 2010 and Hemostasis Reference Laboratory Inc. since November 2016. Salesh was appointed as our Company Secretary on 20 December 2018.
Prior to joining Universal Biosensors, he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Pearl Healthcare Limited, an ASX listed entity engaged in the manufacturing and healthcare sector. Salesh joined Pearl Healthcare Limited in April 2003 initially as its Group Accounting Manager and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in June 2004. While at Pearl Healthcare Limited, Salesh was instrumental in the successful acquisition of four businesses and integration of its existing businesses. Prior to joining Pearl Healthcare Limited, Salesh spent 13 years in the Business Services, Audit and Financial Advisory Services divisions of KPMG in both the Melbourne and Fiji offices.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants.