Management Team


Ross Barrow BSc(Hons), MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ross is a senior executive with over 13 years’ experience in the development and commercialisation of clinical and biotechnology products. This includes 10 years as COO and a Director of Vision BioSystems Ltd, during which time the company became a leader in the global histopathology market. Prior to Vision, Ross spent 11 years with BHP. Ross joined Paranta Biosciences in January 2011. From April 2012 to February 2015, he was a non-executive director of Acrux Ltd (ASX:ACR).


Badia Kita PhD

Director, Development

Badia has a PhD from Monash University where she studied the biology of activins and follistatin in reproduction and subsequently took on a post-doctoral position at the Monash Institute of Medical Research in cancer research. Prior to doing her PhD, Badia worked for Memtec Limited in their R&D department developing a glucose biosensor and also has a Master of Science Degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University of Melbourne.


Amanda Reese PhD

Director, Commercialisation & Business Development

Amanda is a licensing and commercial strategy specialist with over 18 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Amanda joined Paranta as Director of Commercialisation & Business Development in November 2015. Previously, Amanda was at CSL Limited for over 15 years where she gained broad experience across various roes including business development, licensing, R&D commercialisation, marketing & scientific affairs. Amanda holds a PhD in Pharmacology from Monash University.