Stuart Giles was a driving force behind the establishment of Icon Group. As the owner of Epic Pharmacy, he believed it was possible to bring together cancer treatment, pharmacy and compounding services to deliver a more integrated approach to care, close to home for patients.
Beyond Icon’s Australian base, Stuart was an early advocate of the Group’s global potential. He payed an active role in the Group’s expansion into Singapore and the wider ASEAN region, while overseeing growth into Hong Kong and China.
Motivated by his commitment to preserving and strengthening Icon Group’s unique, entrepreneurial culture, Stuart established the Icon Group Founders Forum in 2018. This program is dedicated to fostering leadership talent and ensuring the cultural legacy of the Icon Founders continues to shape the Group’s future.
Stuart’s energetic and innovative approach has delivered significant commercial success and expanded the boundaries of healthcare. He has been publicly recognised for his commercial expertise in forums including the 2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year where he was named a Regional Winner and National Finalist and Monash University’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement in 2019.
A pharmacist by background, Stuart and his wife, Cathie Reid, own and operate a network of Epic pharmacies around Australia, to which Icon Group provides management services.
Stuart is passionate about contributing to the community and served on the Board of Directors for the AEIOU Foundation for children with autism. He supported medical research as a Founding Platinum Sponsor of the Gallipoli Research Foundation, before he and Cathie launched the Epic Good Foundation in 2015.