Meet the minds behind Isoblox
WE STARTED WITH “WHAT IF?”
“What if protective products could be made thinner?”
“What if a hard shell could be made to move and flex?”
“What if there was a better way to reduce impact?”
“WHAT IF” IS NOW POSSIBLE
Isoblox utilizes the expertise of engineers, doctors, professors and world-class athletes to develop a truly unique and effective solution for reducing impacting forces.
We have carefully assembled some of the most reputable names in the world of technology, sport, healthcare and business to create our Isoblox Board. We are delighted to introduce you to them below.
Simon is a free-thinking disruptive entrepreneur who is passionate with everything he puts his mind to. He continues to challenge the status quo and endeavors to improve and resolve problems where he encounters them.
Simon is a proud 5th Generation farmer and grew up on a family farm at Paradise, Victoria. Simon has had extensive experience in Agriculture, Viticulture, Construction, Manufacturing & Printing Industries.
Simon has previous experience developing a state-of-the-art product known as “Batwraps”, which was launched globally in 2019 and again with cricket superstar Virat Kohli in 2023.
As Founder & Managing Director of Sportswrap Australia, Simon established “Batwraps” product and brand globally, developing key global partnerships and supply arrangements and setting the foundation for global growth.
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Isoblox International Pty Ltd, Simon’s focus has been to rigorously research and develop the Isoblox patented technology to create one of the worlds most advanced sports protective wearable products.
The Isoblox Halo Head gear received a 5 star Virginia Tech rating in September 2023 placing it as the Number 1 impact reducing halo in the world. The Isoblox Breast protective crop top and vest are the most advanced in the world.
Simon is a successful AFL football coach and club president. Under Simon’s Presidency the Glenunga Football Club, based in Adelaide, grew from 80 players to almost 1000 in 5 years, including over 750 Juniors which included 250 girls. Over this period Simon coached 5 premierships and oversaw the club bring home over 27 premierships across all grades, including the club senior A-Grade winning back-to-back- to-back Premierships in 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Simon is a keen gardener & amateur Apiarist.
Simon enjoys fishing for Barramundi, Mud Crabs & Marlin.
He is married to Margot has 2 children Jessica & Lachlan and 3 Labradors, Bella, Dozer & Bindi.
Steven has considerable experience in a wide range of leadership situations – particularly in relation to business, service industries, sports management and media.
His business and Human Resource skills were initially developed with an international aviation company, requiring strategic management and leadership of HR and IR programs (including Enterprise Bargaining) – and extensive dealing and negotiation with government bodies.
Those skills – and others such as strategic planning, project management and general leadership – have since been applied in senior management roles including the positions of Chief Executive at both the Adelaide and Carlton Football Clubs
He has also served on a number of commercial and charitable Boards; and has completed a ‘Masters of Business Administration’ – to complement an Education Degree and a Management Diploma.
Steven’s major strength is that he has extensive leadership and management experience with people in diverse and very complex and demanding organisations. Specifically, those strengths are in the areas of wine, elite sport, media/public relations, change management, policy development, project management, governance and general administration. He is married to Susie, and has two girls.
Sarah is a Principal at a newly formed boutique law firm, Track Legal, where she specialises in commercial and estate litigation and disputes, business succession and general commercial law. Prior to forming her own firm, Sarah was a Partner at leading Adelaide firm, Wallmans. She holds both a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide.
Her experience with dispute resolution gives her valuable insight into how commercial transactions should be structured at formation, recognising that good decision making during negotiation and implementation can save transactions and relationships from breaking down. Her personable and down to earth approach ensures she forms strong relationships quickly and builds trust with stakeholders.
Sarah regularly advises businesses on risk management and mitigation. She has acted in a wide range of commercial litigation matters including claims for breach of director’s duties, shareholder remedies and exit strategies, construction and general property claims, defamation, claims for professional and general negligence and consumer protection actions including claims for misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts and the sale of goods. She is also experienced in business succession, particularly in the context of family businesses, with a view to resolving or avoiding disputes down the track. A further key area of Sarah’s practice is in the resolution of disputes surrounding wills, trusts and estate matters where she has acted in a broad range of disputed testamentary actions, including contested wills, will reconstruction applications, trust claims, intestacy matters, contested applications for letters of administration and claims for inheritance.
Sarah has sat on a number of committees and not-for-profit boards including Motor Neurone Disease Association of SA, Australia Day Council of SA and the National Council of Women SA.
She is currently a member of the Australia Day Council of SA’s Governance Committee and the Law Society’s Succession and Elder Law Committee.
Gregg Harris was most recently the South Australia General Manager for NAB.
The role oversaw the entire South Australian retail and business banking divisions which included more than 850 employees, 280,000 customer relationships and over $20 billion in outstanding’s, plus encompassing the Northern Territory, North-western Australia and Western NSW retail banking teams.
Gregg was the Chair of the SA/NT State Leadership council which brought all NAB, JB Were & MLC business leaders together and ensured the 850 plus staff had a state voice committed to supporting the broader SA/NT community, including both bank and non-NAB customers, through government/industry lobbying, sponsorship, and corporate volunteering.
Furthermore, Gregg was a member of both the NAB Retail and Business National Leadership teams, sponsor of the NT Local Leadership Council, Chair of Retail’s National Emergency Crisis team, Sponsor of the national service and sales approach and led NAB’s indigenous and remote community work post the Royal Commission. He also represented NAB in all political engagements surrounding the State legislation for Bank Tax in SA in 2017
In 2016, Gregg was recognised with the NAB CEO award for outstanding leadership during the implementation of a billion-dollar origination platform whilst leading company high customer satisfaction results.
Gregg is a passionate people leader. He recognises that employees are the business’ biggest asset and is committed to investing in their development to ensure they live successful and fulfilling careers. He has always delivered direct employee engagement scores in the global top quartile.
Gregg has nearly 25 years’ experience as a banking industry professional with exposure to the South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania markets. He started his career in a branch as a bank teller and progressed through a range of executive and senior management roles with NAB, and previously Commonwealth Bank and the former Trust Bank.
Gregg left NAB following a restructure in July 2019, after almost 12 years. Gregg has recently completed his Master of Business Administration degree and worked closely as an advisor to Kaged Lions – a not for profit charity focusing on men’s mental health and reducing men’s suicide rates. He is currently studying a diploma in Transition Coaching and Executive Coaching.
Gregg Recently completed a diploma in professional coaching, is a board member of The Helix Group and Chairperson of the Helix Group Investment committee advisory board. In a part time role, he is also CEO, Co-owner, and Deputy Chair of the Adelaide Hills Bucks, a privately owned cricket franchise, that competes in the Adelaide Premier League.
Gregg is married and has four children ranging from teenage to infant years. He has a deep passion for coaching & developing people which led him to commencing his own business – TurningPoint Career, Coaching & Consultancy in 2020.
James is a Rehabilitation Physician and clinical leader in Paediatric Rehabilitation for children and young people. James has clinical, strategic development and health management experience from roles in Australia, UK and Canada, with proven high-level clinical leadership skills through the establishment of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service in Melbourne, and expansion of Paediatric Rehabilitation Services in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Most recently, James oversaw the establishment of the award-winning Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, which provides a unique Rehabilitation service for young people with traumatic brain injury in South Australia. He is the Past President of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine*, one of the three founding academies in the world of the International Alliance of Academies of Child Disability.
James has expertise in the management of cerebral palsy and associated developmental and acquired conditions of childhood, including paediatric brain injury, ensuring a busy clinical practice which covers a range of inpatient, outpatient and procedural roles. James has proven experience in medical leadership, including Clinical Governance, for a medium-sized health network, and the successful implementation of key change projects, leading to a unique skill set among peers in the field. James is committed to a future of greater value and improvement in women’s and children’s healthcare services, and an equitable and informed world for children and young people with disabilities.
*The Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine is a leading organisation focused on providing professional education on, and raising broader awareness about childhood disabilities
Nick cut his teeth in sales, marketing, event management and PR in the F1 racing industry across Europe and later in the Australian boutique wine industry. He then established a successful independent branding and communication agency in 2003. Exiting the agency in 2011, from there Nick formed an incredibly strong working relationship with Brad Moran as they commercialised an ecommerce platform business internationally.
Taking all their experience and learnings from this first tech start up Nick and Brad founded and launched multi award winning CitrusAd in 2017, which went on to become a truly inspiring Australian technology success story. CitrusAd due to its ground-breaking technology, disrupted and is still regarded as the world’s leading ecommerce ad serving technology in retail media. CitrusAd powered across the globe, being utilised by some of the world’s leading retailers and brands to become a $205m tech business spanning across 35 countries. CitrusAd in less than 4 years from its launch was successfully acquired by publicly listed, French powerhouse Publicis Groupe providing CitrusAd’s initial shareholders with an amazing 60 times return on their initial investments.
Nick lives and breathes disruptive, innovative, globally scalable start-ups, whether it’s investors, staff, product, sales or marketing he’s been at the coal face of being a founder, he’s made the mistakes, got the scars and success to prove it.
Andrew is the Executive Director – IMT Australia Group.
Property Development and Offsite Building Techniques, Andrew has been involved in the manufacturing and construction industry for over 25 years.
In addition to Australia, Andrew has successfully invested and constructed internationally in China, New Zealand, Malaysia and Canada.
Andrew is the original founder and inventor of a “Modular” building system that was patented in 2008 for high-rise structures and awarded with an Oztrade grant for innovation.
Andrew has also established and incorporated business in the USA, Hong Kong & South Pacific Islands. Andrew brings to the Board a high level of experience in Manufacturing and International corporate experience.
After travelling overseas for two years while in his 20s, Tom came back to Australia in 2005 and played semi-professional football with the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL. His career in accounting has been a bit of a whirlwind: He went back to University (while working for Qantas at the same time), completed the chartered accounting program, joined the team at Oreon and became a Partner by 2014.
Tom regularly meets with clients, but also assists his team members in developing their own skills and expertise so they can offer different points of contact for clients to lean on when they need help. Known for being an approachable hard worker who loves to help, Tom gets great satisfaction from helping clients and colleagues achieve results, and he says that the most enjoyable part of his job is being able to offer solutions for business owners and then seeing that advice help them achieve their own goals.
In his role as a Partner at Oreon, Tom is responsible for the admin and finance functions of the business – including reporting, funding, cash flow, forecasting, and financial systems – and overseeing his own team, which serves clients in the professional sports, agriculture, and medical industries, as well as many family-owned businesses in all sectors of the economy around Adelaide.
Tom is married, has four children, enjoys watching his children be involved in sport and does the odd bit of junior coaching. He is a keen sports fan and loves travelling with his family.
Margot started her professional career at the Suzanne Johnston Organization in Melbourne, moving
to Sony Music Entertainment as Victorian Branch Co-Ordinator for seven years. Leaving Melbourne
and the music industry behind, Margot joined husband Simon Austerberry on the family farm
located in Paradise, North Central Victoria. After embracing rural life, city life beckoned so Simon
and Margot with their young daughter, Jessica moved to Adelaide to pursue other interests.
Establishing Marlargo Wines in 2004 Margot ran the global operations exporting to over 12 countries
including 14 States in the USA & East & West coast of Canada. Margot has extensive knowledge of
the Wine Industry including compliance, product development, distribution and all the complexities
of importing and exporting, shipping and global logistics.
Marlargo Wines successfully showcased their products Nationally and Internationally, receiving
numerous awards and championships. In 2021 Margot set up 89 South Brewing which has significant
success in its short history, including the Trophy at the Sydney Royal show with best-in-class
Margot was appointed Administration Coordinator for the Australian Masters Games held in
Adelaide in 2023, utilizing various skills to head up the administration and accreditation center for
over 7000 athletes.
Margot has a proud history at Glenunga Football Club having served as Secretary, Committee
member, Team Manager and Bar Manager for the Sports and Social committee for many years and
was awarded a Life Membership for her service in 2018.
Margot and Simon now have two children, Jessica and Lachlan, plus 3 labradors.
Isoblox is a breakthrough development unlike anything in the field of impact protection.
Isoblox is a wafer-thin, highly flexible, impact-blocking material. Isoblox is engineered and lab tested to offer exceptional impact resistance without compromising flexibility or adding bulk.
Its biomechanical design is highly breathable and creates moving, form-fitting protection. Simply put, Isoblox makes products stronger, thinner, and more flexible.
Until now, protective products relied on rigid shells or thick foams to achieve impact protection. However, people move, bend and flex… rigid shells don’t… and foam alone can be too thick and bulky to offer flexible protection. Still other products, such as “stiffen on impact” gels, are too heavy and offer limited protection. Isoblox is superior protection without compromise!