1st Group Ltd (ASX:1ST) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 9th June 2015. Formerly known as 1st Available Ltd.
1st Group is building a trusted digital community and supported platforms 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 completed the acquisition of 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 portal as MyHealth1st.
By March 2020, the company has grown to over 11,000 installed sites on its platforms and has now had over 12 million online appointments booked.
Customers who have chosen us 1st include Pharmacies, Private Practices (Doctors, Dentists, Optometrists, Allied Services, Specialists and Natural Therapists), Vets, 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 chosen1st. We are now expanding rapidly in psychology, dental and specialist markets. What we do all “starts with the first online appointment”.
The first point of contact with a consumer/patient. In late 2016, the company launched a range of additional products and services, including Self Checkin Kiosks and apps, rich patient educational content that drives advertising, Call Centre app, EasyRecalls and EasyEngage. These additional products and services solve critical business problems for our customers and enables the company to grow revenue from the existing customer base.
In the 2H of FY2020, during the height of COVID-19, the company also launched its EasyTelehealth solution and soon after its MyHealthPayments solution for Telehealth consults. The MyHealthPayments solution integrates the Medipass payment platform into MyHealth1st.
Managing Director & CEO
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 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.
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 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.