who we are

About 1stGroup

1st Group Ltd (ASX:1ST) is the digital health group building Australia's leading health services marketplace, MyHealth1st.com.au, Australia's online pet service marketplace PetYeti and corporate and government solutions platform GoBookings.com

1st Group trusted digital platforms are where health providers and patients connect 1st.

We improve lives by connecting consumers to a variety of healthcare services and information anytime, anywhere, so they can get well sooner and stay well longer.

The company acquired GoBookings, Clinic Connect and DocAppointments in 2015, in 2016 launched a new brand, PetYeti, to support the pet services space and in 2017 rebranded and renamed its original 1stAvailable healthcare marketplace as MyHealth1st.

By mid 2021, the company has grown to over 11,500 installed sites on its platforms and has had over 14 million online appointments booked.

Customers we work with include Pharmacies, Private Practices (Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, Allied Services, Specialists and Natural Therapists), Vets, Hospitals, Corporates and Government agencies (local, state and federal). We are the market leader in Pharmacy and Optometry — over 60% of all pharmacies and independent optometrists have chosen 1stGroup. We are now expanding rapidly in psychology, dental and specialist markets. What we do all “starts with the first online appointment”.

our team

Board of directors

Klaus Bartosch
Managing Director, CEO & Co-Founder

Klaus Bartosch

Klaus is an experienced company executive in both ASX listed and private companies and brings extensive expertise in the development and operation of large consumer focused online booking engines, websites and aggregators. Klaus has been instrumental in the development of the company strategy and the formation of the board and executive team together with co-founder and dentist, Dr Rick Luu.

Klaus is also a board member of Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA), an independent not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting and representing those affected by melanoma.

Klaus was formerly Sales and Marketing Director for the then publically listed Hostworks where he helped increase shareholder value by over 400% in just 4 years prior to it being acquired by Macquarie Group in 2007 for approximately $69 million. During his tenure at Hostworks, the company was responsible for the management of the online systems for many leading online brands including Wotif.com, Seek.com, Carsales.com.au, Realestate.com.au, Graysonline.com, Ticketek.com, SBS.com.au, ninemsn.com.au, and Ten.com.au.

Klaus is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.
Stephe Wilks
Chair

Mr Stephe Wilks

Stephe is a highly experienced company director with roles in several public and ASX-listed companies, particularly in the technology sector.  He is currently Non-Executive Director of Interactive, Salus Aviation and BluGlass while former board roles include independent chair of Speedcast and Brainchip Holdings, and independent director of Dubber, DataDot, ServiceStream and Bulletproof Group.  Stephe is a qualified lawyer (Gilbert & Tobin) and has a long career in the telecommunications sector including Director, Regulatory and Public Affairs at Optus and Regulatory Director, BT Asia Pacific.
Magali Azema-Barac
Non-Executive Director

Magali Azema-Barac

Magali is a highly analytical global executive with expertise in finance and technology. She has delivered strong performance through vigorous and open collaborative exchanges with her peers, having worked in a range of organisations such as PineBridge Investments, AIG, Citibank and Warburg. Magali is a graduate of the AICD, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University College London and a Masters in Robotics & Computer Science from University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
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