The Board


Gavin Coote – Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Coote brings 25 years’ business building and corporate development experience to the role, having worked in several executive strategy and finance leadership roles from start-up to billion-dollar revenue companies in Australia and the United States.

He is currently an Executive Director for private investment firm Imperium Capital Group a leadership position he has held for 12 years. In this role, he has acquired and supported growth strategies of several small-to-medium size businesses operating in various industries and has overseen their financial management.

He worked for a decade in M&A/corporate strategy, venture investing and commercial finance roles for enterprise technology companies in the US. This included NASDAQ-listed software company Platinum Technology Inc where revenues grew from $US100 million to $US1 billion during Mr Coote’s tenure. Platinum was subsequently acquired by Computer Associates (now CA Technologies) for $US3.5 billion in 1999 - at the time, one of the largest transactions in the history of the software industry.

Mr Coote also spent two years in investment management for a US-based publicly listed technology incubation firm and worked in the audit division of professional services firm, PwC, for several years.


Peter Lewis - Chief Executive Officer

Mr Lewis is an accomplished executive with 25 years’ experience developing and leading highly successful international growth strategies for technology based companies across research and development, innovation, product development, investment, M&A and global sales and marketing programs. Mr Lewis has worked and lived in Asia, Europe and the US, leading a range of organisations from technology start-ups and established companies to government agencies, resulting in increased profile and an acceleration of revenue and profitability. Mr Lewis enjoys significant global business networks at the most senior levels across the technology and investment industries.

Joanne Bryant – Non-Executive Director

Ms Bryant brings more than 40 years’ experience in the health sciences as an occupational therapist, trainer and vocational specialist. Currently she is using this expertise to provide forensic opinion as a vocational specialist to the Victorian court system in addition to running a small clinical practice.

She has worked for many years as an approved Rehabilitation Provider, providing injury management services to both Commonwealth and State organisations. Ms Bryant is a Member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and a member of the GriefLine Board. She also manages a small privately owned investment company.

Dr John Bumgarner – Chief Technology Officer

Dr Bumgarner comes to Panorama Synergy with more than 30 years of industry and academic MEMS technology experience. He has served as Process Integration Manager at Intel and as Research Manager at American non-profit research institute SRI International.

In the university sector, John has served as Microfabrication Manager at the University of South Florida, and as Operations Manager of the Nanofabrication facility at prestigious Stanford University in California.


Julie King – Non-Executive Director

Ms King holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne. With 40 years’ experience in various industries including utilities, maritime, airline, banking and FMCG, she is a specialist in commercial negotiations. Julie currently operates a successful storage business.