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About Us

Energesse is a specialist digital health company that specialises in improving value and outcomes in the health & care sector. Our solutions and programs are in pandemic management, leadership and workforce resilience as well improving patient experience. Our Mission is to improve health and well-being experience of one billion lives. With over 25 years experience across clinical medicine, technology and innovation, Energesse was founded in 2012 to transform health & care organisations toward person-centered care, better value and a sustainable workforce.

We are industry leaders with extensive clinical and business experience who utilise world-leading technologies. We deliver our services to hospitals, primary care and governments. We work with clients and partners in Australia, US, UK and Asia. Since 2012 we have impacted 6 million lives through our work and are continuing to pursue our Vision and Mission.

Developed by Energesse, the PMme is a personalised audit and decision-support tool for health and safety managers as well as teams. It is being developed into a cloud-based solution that helps users identify gaps and strengths relative to best practices in pandemic preparedness and response as well as monitor progress of compliance actions, so operations can be managed more safely and effectively. The product is aimed to provide a Gold Standard Pandemic Safety Management System for hospitals and health services, as well as other high-risk industries such as aged care facilities and general practices. The decision-support functionality also helps users learn matching best practices to resolve their preparedness and response gaps and implement them.

Mission, Vision and Core Purpose

To improve the health and wellbeing experience of 1 billion lives using digital technology. We positively transform health outcomes and value for patients, consumers, residents, clients, carers and care providers. Our products & services integrate empathy, innovation and greater consciousness in governments, health systems, hospitals & health services as well as aged & social care providers.

Our Values


Help people and society attain the highest standards of healthcare and wellbeing, as a fundamental and egalitarian right of every human being.


Love our clients, stakeholders and community as well as our success, health and happiness.


Inspire change through leading actionable insights.


Be true to yourself and to the world. Greatness comes from within.

Our People


Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan

MBChB, MBA (Hons)

Founder & CEO

Dr Avi is the Founder and CEO of Energesse, a leading digital health and advisory firm specializing in improving patient experience and pandemic management in healthcare. As a health futurist, Dr Avi has also helped advise on trends as well as develop innovative decision-support solution for hospitals and health services to manage the pandemic performance efficiently and effectively.

Dr Avi’s unique career began as a medical doctor in the UK and Australia, working across public and private sectors. After an MBA (Hons), he ventured into biotech and pharmaceuticals with responsibilities from researching high-profile medicines such as ‘Viagra’, to Chief of Staff and advisor to the CEO of industry leader Pfizer Australia. He helped manage products worth over $100mil a year and strategically grow the overall organization to over $1 billion a year in revenue. Prior to Energesse, Dr Avi successfully founded 2 other companies in digital technology.

Dr Avi is regularly featured in the media and a high rated international keynote speaker. He has presented his views at conferences in World Congress of Prevention & Wellness, Future of Medicare Conference, Future of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Summit, Health Insurance Summit and the Healthcare Analytics Summit. 


Olivia de Guzman

Operations Manager

Olivia is highly experienced in the health and wellness industry having helped a health and wellness institute with their marketing efforts and community activities in Diabetes Awareness. In addition, she has provided senior administrative support to government and international companies for over 10 years. Her background also includes working for a large software development company dedicated to providing high quality educational materials for the maritime industry.

Olivia’s diverse skill set also includes serving as a marketing manager for an international school where she extensively utilised her skills in customer service and communications.  In her spare time, Olivia expands her personal wellness by enjoying off-roading, camping and being close to nature.


Hon. Dr. Michael Armitage

Government Adviser

Dr Armitage graduated from the University of Adelaide, and after a decade as a practicing Medical Practitioner, he was elected to the South Australian Parliament from 1989 to 2002, where he was a Minister from 1993 – 2002. In particular, he held the Health portfolio from 1993 to 1997, and a variety of other portfolios such as Government Enterprises, Information Economy, Ports, Forestry, etc., during his Ministerial career.

After his Parliamentary career,he was involved in the Super Computer industry, as the Director – Sciences (ANZ) for Silicon Graphics (SGI) before joining Private Healthcare Australia as CEO in November 2005.

After a decade as the CEO of this body, he was asked to become the Senior Adviser to the Minister for Health in Qatar, where he worked for four years.

Having returned to Australia in 2020, he now has consultancies in the Middle East, and is Government Adviser for Energesse.


Richard Holtgrefe

Senior Consultant

Helping his clients achieve extraordinary results is what Richard is passionate about. Possessing a diverse range of professional and personal skills and experience, Richard offers an approach that is fresh, engaging, and insightful and leads to consistently successful outcomes. He has worked in executive roles in banking, IT, and consulting on six continents and this versatility enables him to manage a wide range of clients. Richard readily incorporates practical and relevant examples during his consulting sessions and training workshops and engages and challenges his participants in a fun and energetic environment.


Maryan Bova

Nurse Success Educator
Maryan Bova has been an RN for 25 years, primarily working in the Community sector.  
Maryan has a passion for Personal Growth, Leadership and learning from the challenges we all face. She has a Grad. Dip. in Counselling, and has had a private Life Coaching Practice.  

Charles Janoras

Product Manager

Charles is a Product Analyst specialising in performance analytics with a strong inclination towards quantitative data. Having worked with Energesse for the past couple years, Charles has dived deeper into healthcare; co-developing the PXme as well as key projects spearheaded by Energesse towards patient experience.


Maria Guerra

Legal and Administrative Officer
Maria is a qualified Chilean lawyer with experience in commercial, property, contract and technology law. She also completed an advanced certificate in business administration and project management in Australia. She provides legal and administrative services to domestic and foreign companies. Having worked with Australian technology companies in compliance programs and projects. She stands out for offering innovative tailored solutions combining her legal knowledge with business and management credentials. 
She currently supports Energesse with accounting, finance and administrative services.

Rob Antulov

Advisory Board

Rob is an experienced corporate advisor in the technology, media and telco sectors. He has extensive experience in traditional and digital media, social media, technology and FMCG sectors, as an executive, entrepreneur, consultant and corporate advisor. He is passionate about growing businesses and helping the people who do just that.

Currently, he provides corporate advisory services with Venture Advisory. Previously, he was the Director of Strategy at Fairfax Media where he was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A activities and strategic planning. Earlier, he was a senior executive with Peakhour, a VC-funded technology start-up, a senior marketing executive with Coca-Cola and a consultant with Booz & Co.

He is a Director with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Sydney Film Festival and Choice (the Australian Consumers Association).


Darrell Mann

Advisory Board

Darrell is an engineer by background, having spent 15 years working at Rolls-Royce in various R&D related positions, ultimately becoming Chief Engineer responsible for the company’s long-term future military engine strategy. He left the company in 1996 to first help set up a high technology company before entering a programme of systematic innovation research at the University of Bath. He continues actively use and develop the Systematic Innovation methodology, with the help of 30 full-time research staff.

With over 600 systematic innovation-related papers and articles to his name, plus the best-selling ‘Hands-On Systematic Innovation’ books, Darrell is now one of the most widely published authors on the innovation subject in the world. He is CEO of Systematic Innovation Ltd, a UK based innovation company with offices and affiliates in India, Malaysia, Korea, China, Japan, Denmark, Turkey, Russia, Australia, US and Austria.

For the last 15 years he has helped many of the world’s top companies to create stronger IP, participating in the creation of over 400 inventions. Projects he has been involved in have resulted in the creation of several billion dollars of new value to clients.


Danny O’ Connor

Advisory Board

Danny O’ Connor is the former Chief Executive and Board Member of the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). WSLHD was the first customer of the Energesse real-time feedback solution in 2016 and has been a client for 3 years.

He was a former Board Member Westmead Institute for Medical Research. Board Member HealthShare, NSW, Board Member at WentWest Primary Health Network, Board Member HealtheNet program. He is helping Energesse acquire and retain clients and build relationships with other hospital CEO’s and senior management teams.


Milton Lum

Advisory Board

Dr. Milton Lum Siew Wah is a respected clinician and leading expert in Malaysian and Asian healthcare. He is helping Energesse grow in the Asian market, and he is a member of the Malaysian Medical Council and previously served as the President of Malaysian Medical Association, President of Federation of Private Medical Practitioners Associations of Malaysia, President of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, and Executive Board Member of International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

Dr. Lum was previously FIGO Visiting Professor and his interests are office gynaecology, minimally invasive surgery, patient safety and medico- legal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Malaya and had his postgraduate training in the teaching hospitals in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Gateshead and Manchester in the United Kingdom.


Matt Riemann

Advisory Board

Matt Riemann, Founder & CEO of ph360 & Shae, the world’s leading personalized health platform and mobile app based on epigenetics and personalized lifestyle medicine. He leads a global team, has been consulted by the United Nations, World Health Organization and the United States Army and is a sought-after speaker and educator.

He obtained his Bachelors and Masters in Applied Sciences from UniSA and is a featured speaker, having spoken at a TED talk, Bulletproof Conference, lecturing at Universities and global events and conferences. Matt is a visionary and social entrepreneur at the forefront of changing world health, with partnerships and a global mission to contribute to ending chronic pain and disease on the planet.


Matthew Tice

Chief Executive Officer of Insurgence

Mr. Matthew Tice is the Chief Executive Officer of Insurgence, a firm dedicated to helping organisations to navigate (and lead) through disruptive change.  Insurgence helps clients at the nexus of strategy, innovation and leadership to accelerate growth by discovering new paths to market and building disruptive business models.  In his previous role, Matt was Managing Director and founding Partner for Asia-Pacific at The Palladium Group. Mr. Tice is a leading advisor to CEOs across Asia-Pacific in the areas of strategy design and  execution, leadership, innovation and governance.

He has worked with many of the world’s leading thinkers including Drs Robert Kaplan and David Norton, Jim Collins (author of Good to Great), James Moore (author of The Death of Competition), Francis Goulliart (author of Transforming the Organisation and a contributor to Blue Ocean Strategy), Venkat Ramaswamy (co-writer with CK Pralahad of the Future of Competition) and Dr. Harry Lasker, a leading thinker in new media and knowledge management.

Mr. Tice has worked with hundreds of organisations globally and in the Asia-Pacific region to create value using practical and innovative methods that breakthrough incumbent thinking. He is a seasoned executive and has deep experience in Healthcare Ecosystems, Telecommunications, Energy, Government, and Financial Services. He has worked as a senior advisor with many of the region’s leading organisations including BHP Billiton, Toyota, Pfizer, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Canon, Telstra, Merck, BaoSteel, Maybank, the central Banks of Malaysia and Indonesia, and several emerging market National Governments.  Mr. Tice has experience working with clients on six continents.



Ashok Rudy

Director, Malaysia

Ashok Rudy is the Director of Energesse Malaysia and he is leading the expansion of Energesse operations into the Asian Region with 15 years experience in marketing and customer experience knowledge in the region. He graduated  in law from the UK in 1997 but delved into the communications industry upon his return. He was mesmerised by the dynamism and creativity involved in the trade and saw abundance of opportunity.

He later did his Masters in Marketing with Curtin University, Australia while working as a marketing consultant. Being meticulous and committed, he rose the ranks quickly in the local and multinational companies he was attached to and has an intimate working relationship with huge corporate brands such as Maxis, Shell, Nike, Maybank, Tesco, Hugo Boss, Lipton, Cornetto to name a few.

AshokRudy is the founding partner of Acquire Sdn Bhd, a 15 year old, Malaysian based marketing consultancy firm.  While at Acquire Ashok has managed to build the consultancy division to advise leading players in education, property, hospitality and technology with businesses worth over RM 100 million.

Ashok is a Chartered Marketer awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and a Council Member of Institute Of Marketing Malaysia, the largest marketing body in Malaysia. He speaks at various marketing engagements and coaches entrepreneurs and innovators on marketing and sales.