TEN’s Shark Tank line-up is changing for 2016 with Real estate entrepreneur John McGrath stepping down due to business commitments.
In his place will be Dr. Glen Richards, veterinary surgeon and founder and former CEO of pet care company, Greencross. The company is worth an estimated $700 million, oeprating more than 130 veterinary hospitals in Australia, New Zealand and China and with more than 200 stores operating as Petbarn and City Farmers in Australia and Animates in New Zealand.
He will join returning Sharks Janine Allis (Boost Juice), Andrew Banks (Talent2), Steve Baxter (internet pioneer) and Naomi Simson (RedBalloon).
“I’m looking forward to joining my fellow illustrious Sharks in what will no doubt be a fun and challenging experience,” he said.
“Shark Tank is a great opportunity to mentor, to inspire and to be inspired by some great Australian entrepreneurs and hopefully support their journey through investment and advice.”
Executive Producer Paul Leadon, said: “Network TEN is delighted to welcome Dr. Glen Richards to the Shark Tank.
“With his experience in retail and health care – both animal and human – Glen’s skill set will be a great addition to the Tank and a perfect complement to the other Sharks. And as we all know, Network TEN just loves a vet.”
Season Two begins filming this week.