Our People

Industry and technology experts

Get to know the people that keep Corvanta moving forward.

James McManus

AHPRA and HCPC Registered Paramedic
Managing Director

James McManus

AHPRA and HCPC Registered Paramedic
Managing Director

Vianna Tran

Professional Services Manager

Vianna Tran

Professional Services Manager

Han-Wei Lee ASM

Industry Consultant

Han-Wei Lee ASM

Industry Consultant

Gordon Allan

Solutions Consultant

Gordon Allan

Solutions Consultant

Mounzer Samad

Account Director

Mounzer Samad

Account Director

Meg Schubel

Marketing Manager

Meg Schubel

Marketing Manager

Mitch Farquhar

R&D Manager

Mitch Farquhar

R&D Manager

Tim Lawson

Senior Solutions Consultant

Tim Lawson

Senior Solutions Consultant

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Careers

Help shape the future of out-of-hospital care

Corvanta™ is more than a software and technology company. Your work here will make a difference in people’s lives. We believe that joining Corvanta will be a rewarding experience in your life too.

BACKGROUND


James has been in the out-of-hospital sector for two decades, working as a registered paramedic in the UK and Australia after serving in the British military. His roles at Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and Ambulance Tasmania (AT) have ranged from a frontline clinician, including Critical Care Paramedic and Critical Care Flight Paramedic, to senior healthcare executive leadership.

While specialising in aeromedical retrieval on rescue helicopters with QAS, he was awarded the National Emergency Medal following the 2010-11 floods.

After holding several executive positions with QAS and AT, James was appointed Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations for AT prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. He led AT’s state-wide pandemic response function, including the response to the North-West outbreak, and represented AT as the lead in the 1A Covid Vaccination prioritisation program as part of the whole of health panel. Whilst also leading normal statewide operations which included the state operations centre and mental health and wellbeing portfolios.

Being the Business Process Owner for the secondary triage capability implementation, capital work programs resulting six new station builds, workforce planning resulting increasing staffing by approximately 250 people over 18 months, within budget, leading funding enhancement programs for fleet and equipment, whilst also binging the Mental Health Response unit to life in Tasmania in conjuction with Police and Community Mental Health. Responsible for increased flexibility, diversity, and equality in the workplace, improving the representation of women in leadership roles across the organisation and a reduction in attrition service-wide. As the business process owner he oversaw the implementation of the secondary triage system, VACIS 3 upgrade and rollout, and also capital works programs.

James is currently an MBA candidate due for completion shortly. His other academic qualifications include a Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership; a Bachelor's in Clinical Practice (Paramedic); a Diploma in Professional Development (Paramedic Science); a Cert IV in Training and Assessment; Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt; and a Certified Agile Project Management Practitioner.

RESPONSIBLE FOR


The leadership of Corvanta with specific focus on building upon current capabilities and collectively exploring new opportunities for growth. To do that, we have to continue to develop and bring great people to the organisation.

WHY CORVANTA


To work with customers across a diverse range of ambulance services, including some of my old stomping grounds, to further accelerate the digital transformation of the industry.

 

WHAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME


In 2018 I took a period of leave to join the Commonwealth Games as a Venue Medical Manager. My primary responsibility was the Mountain Biking event, where I led the planning, preparedness, and response for athletes from over 70 countries as well as staff, volunteers and spectators.

BACKGROUND


Vianna is a dedicated professional services manager with a strong focus on delivering the best outcomes for our partners and contributing to Corvanta’s growth.

Her ability to grow teams, manage complex projects, and support the customer journey has developed over ten years of related roles including Client Services Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Professional Services Manager.

Vianna’s academic and professional experience includes a background in engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland and specialised in regulatory compliance reporting and emissions assessment as an Environmental Engineer.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


Developing our professional services strategy, building strategic client relationships, and delivering successful projects with customer-focused outcomes.

WHY CORVANTA


I love drawing upon Corvanta’s unique combination of people, solutions, and expertise to help solve our customers’ current and future challenges.

 

WHAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME


I’m a massive foodie! I’m trusted to order for the team when we’re out for dinner.

BACKGROUND


Han-Wei is an experienced health professional and leader with more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently as the Health Incident Controller for the COVID-19 Response in Tasmania.

His diverse experiences as a clinician, end user, project manager, ambulance manager, and executive leader contribute to the unique perspectives he brings to his role.

He holds a Bachelor of Nursing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (Intensive Care), a Graduate Diploma in Paramedicine, and a Diploma of Project Management.

Han-Wei has a demonstrated record of successfully implementing and managing complex, mission-critical Computer Aided Dispatch and Mobile Data technology across the emergency services. He remains a practicing Wilderness Paramedic.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


Bringing the voice of the customer to everything we do, to ensure we add value to the industry.

WHY CORVANTA


Providing technology that helps first responders do their work more safely and efficiently.  Helping them focus on the patient rather than the “tech” is the reason I work at Corvanta.

 

INTERESTING HOBBY


Ice Climbing! I love the mountains, snow, and ice. Using sharp, pointy things to stop you from falling off an ice wall is good for your focus!

BACKGROUND


Gordon is a senior executive with more than 20 years of commercial and clinical experience gained during an international career that has included working with ambulance services in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

As a clinician who holds an MBA with a focus on international trade, Gordon has a unique insight into how applying technology to out-of-hospital care can make a positive impact on patient outcomes.

His wide range of experience includes a senior clinical role within the Ambulance Victoria emergency call-taking and dispatch control centre, and the management of emergency and trauma services for a Johns Hopkins Hospital with the busiest trauma centre in the UAE.

He project-led and managed the UAE’s first hospital-based critical care and heart attack retrieval service and has held clinical roles in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

Gordon has been involved in structuring public-private partnerships for large-scale public health projects. He has also worked with the United Nations to advise on healthcare PPP policy.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


Learning from and collaborating with our customers and partners to understand their specific industry challenges and opportunities.

WHY CORVANTA


I have the opportunity to work with our industry partners to drive data-led growth, combining my career-long focus on healthcare and emergency services with my personal passion for technology.

 

INTERESTING HOBBY


Mountain biking, cars, barbecuing, and competing in obstacle course races.

BACKGROUND


Mounzer is passionate about delivering out-of-hospital care solutions for Corvanta’s customers and has led our service delivery teams to achieve an outstanding 99.99% system availability standard.

He has more than 15 years of industry experience, with skills in team leadership, service delivery, and managing customers, contracts, and operations.

Mounzer has made significant contributions to the development and implementation of a series of high-profile technology projects, including a rural and metro critical communications refresh for New South Wales and Queensland Ambulance Service. Mounzer’s work on mobile data infrastructure involved the design, build and commissioning for hardware and software components; procurement and management of the builds; resource management of the roll-outs; de-installation and installation of peripherals; asset management and logistics; and service delivery and management.

He has helped deliver similar critical communications infrastructure for ACT ESA, Fire and Emergency Services Western Australia, and NZ Ambulance in a project which included the scoping and design of installation real estate in various alpine-type vehicles.

Mounzer holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Telecommunications from Western Sydney University.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


The success of our customers! Learning from and collaborating with our customers and partners to understand specific industry challenges and opportunities.

WHY CORVANTA


The people! Both our team and our customers. We work with so many talented people who are passionate about driving out-of-hospital care technology forward.

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE


“You are far greater than you know, and all is well.” – Gibran Khalil Gibran 

BACKGROUND


Meg has more than a decade of experience as a marketing and brand management expert specialising in the technology communications sector.

During the past five years she has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that are unique to Australia and New Zealand’s out-of-hospital care industry, and she played a leading role in the launch of the Corvanta brand.

Meg’s long-term professional engagement with healthcare technology includes working with the Council of Ambulance Authorities, where she has contributed to the Data and Research team’s ongoing efforts to recognise emerging trends and share industry insights. Her experience as a business advocate includes work with the Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce.

She holds a Bachelor of Business, Marketing, and Business Management.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


Helping to educate the industry on how technology solutions, which are purpose-built for pre-hospital care, can support first responders as they deliver improved patient outcomes.

WHY CORVANTA


I love that our solutions make a difference in people’s lives. There's something rewarding about seeing our solutions in action. As a bonus, I also get to learn from our global counterparts in every corner of the world.

 

FAVOURITE MOTTO


Always be curious!

BACKGROUND


Mitch plays a key role in defining Corvanta’s strategy for the provision of next generation pre-hospital care technology to our customers. He oversees our solutions roadmap which he develops in partnership with our customers, including the delivery of major updates to our core solutions throughout the year, and has built Corvanta’s internationally dispersed development team from the ground up.

Mitch is a people-focused leader who excels in managing high-performing teams and developing sophisticated technology solutions.

With more than 20 years of experience building software solutions, he has led teams through all phases of the software development life cycle, including prototyping, patenting, commercialisation, implementation, and maintenance.

Mitch holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland and began his professional life as an engineer, then quickly grew an appreciation for how software solutions can make a positive difference in people’s lives. This makes him a great fit for the out-of-hospital care sector.

He has a passion for building technology solutions that make a significant impact in people’s lives and are thoughtfully designed with a user-centric approach.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


Driving product strategy, industry alignment, and technology innovation.

WHY CORVANTA


Knowing that our technology supports paramedics who help people in need is plenty of motivation for me. On top of this, there is a great culture, a great team, and plenty of laughs. 

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

BACKGROUND


Tim has more than 20 years of experience developing and integrating solutions and technology for out-of-hospital care.

He has worked on large, successful projects involving job dispatch, systems integration, vehicle integration, reporting, and business intelligence for Queensland Ambulance, NSW Ambulance, Ambulance Tasmania, ACT ESA, Queensland Police, and NSW RTA.

Tim has made a significant contribution to software solutions in critical communications, real-time data processing, data warehousing, and embedded mobile solutions. This includes programming, design, requirements gathering and workshops, requirement validation, technical leadership, engineering management, and solutions consultancy for out-of-hospital care projects.

He enjoys partnering with customers to deliver solutions and support information that helps them meet their response targets, influence better community outcomes, and improve safety for ambulance staff.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a major in Electronics and Communications from the University of Queensland, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Applied Computing from Central Queensland University.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR


Understanding how to apply and create technology solutions to help solve the industry challenges faced by out-of-hospital care providers.

WHY CORVANTA


I enjoy using my qualifications and experience in electronics and computing in a meaningful way, helping out-of-hospital care providers achieve their objectives of saving lives and improving patient outcomes. 

 

WHAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME


I enjoy working with youth at summer camps to teach them new skills whilst having fun.

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