Maurice Ben-Mayor has more than 20 years of experience in the Medical Technology sector. He is president for Stryker SouthPacific, a position he has held since 2015. Prior to this, Maurice spent seven years serving in a number of director roles within Stryker’s sales and marketing divisions. Maurice originally joined Stryker as a marketing manager in 2003. Prior to Stryker, Maurice worked as a sales representative for medical devices company, Synthes.
Maurice is passionate about innovative technology, developing people and building high-performing cultures. Maurice holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and an MBA, both from The University of New South Wales. He is also a current board member of the Medical Technology Association of Australia.
Melinda Munns joined the pharmaceutical industry over 20 years ago after completing a PhD in Pharmacology in Melbourne Australia and a Post Doctorate Research Fellowship in London. Melinda worked at the Global Headquarters of Ipsen in London as a manager in their global clinical research program after which she took the opportunity to assist with the opening of the Australian subsidiary, leading clinical and medical projects. This led to a total tenure of 11 years with Ipsen. Subsequently, she joined Sanofi to manage an MSL team across 5 therapeutic areas. Melinda then took an unusual step to extend her managerial and operational skills by taking a role as a GM for an IT start-up company followed by a role as Global COO for a HR software company. During this time she completed her MBA. The need to make a difference for patients, led her back to pharma where she has thoroughly enjoyed the role as Associate Medical Director, Integrated Oncology followed by a promotion to Medical Director, Australia and New Zealand at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
With 20-years of experience in Orthopaedic Medical Devices, Kim Prendergast currently leads the Johnson & Johnson DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Business Unit in Australia.
With skills spanning across sales and marketing and Bachelor of Arts (Communication) from Griffith University, Kim has been the strategic lead on a number of commercialisation, acquisition and integration projects.
Her extensive relationships in the medical device industry combined with technical experience and communications skills, enable Kim to take a collaborative approach to creating, planning and implementing opportunities for growth.
Having progressed into leadership from within a traditionally male dominated sector, Kim is a strong proponent that recognising, welcoming and cultivating the unique strengths of individuals is our most valuable competitive advantage.
Helen is an experienced business leader consistently creating a strong team culture that inspires the organisation to achieve profitable results and impressive business growth in times of rapid change.
With demonstrated success in driving business objectives, Helen has earned a reputation as a “hands on” coach with a passion for people, maximising individual competencies to deliver optimal results.
Helen has extensive therapeutic knowledge, marketing and sales effectiveness, coaching experience and a flair for innovative problem solving with a leadership style that builds high performance teams.
Mary Beth Brinson is the Global Head of Clinical Affairs for Cochlear Limited. She leads a team of researchers around the globe and is responsible for developing the strategies for clinical evidence and execution of clinical studies.
Dr. Brinson practiced and taught clinical audiology for many years prior to joining Cochlear. Her clinical areas of expertise include cochlear implants, electrophysiology and pediatric audiology. In addition, Dr. Brinson was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Louisville, USA. She is currently Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University.
Dr. Brinson has worked for Cochlear Limited for twelve years and was formerly the Head of Quality, Clinical Affairs and Regulatory Services for Cochlear Limited – Asia Pacific.
In addition to her doctorate, she also holds an MBA from Rutgers University in the USA.
KT & Associates
With a global career of more than 20 years as a Management Consultant and Global Learning Leader, Kathryn Thomas specialises in unlocking performance for people and their organisations. Kathryn has previously worked as an HR Senior Consultant for PWC and held global and Asia Pacific Leadership roles during her 14 year career with IBM Global Business Services. Kathryn also had responsibility for driving the transformational change programs for the Asia Pacific IBM Executive Leadership team 2015-2016, focusing on influencing through high impact and compelling communication practices.
Gender Gap Gone
Cath is an Executive Coach with over 15 years’ experience in organisational and professional development. Cath has consulted to over 350 brands globally, including both public and private sector. Cath has coached over 5000 individuals and addressed over 25,000 through workshops and conferences, using the latest research and practical frameworks to inspire action.
Cath’s greatest strength is helping people to gain greater leverage from the messages they tell themselves and those they tell others.
What is Leadership?
Katharine McLennan is an executive psychotherapist for the corporate sector, focused on learning to cope with anxiety, depression, addiction, and terminal illnesses. Her 30-year career spans corporate strategy, operations, talent/leadership development and self transformation. Katharine has held HR Director roles with Cochlear and Commonwealth Bank and has led leadership development and strategy initiatives across the ASX 50 in her roles with Heidrick & Struggles, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz & Co.. In addition, Katharine led the operational planning for the 40 competition venues of the Sydney Olympic Games between 1996 and 2000. She holds an MBA from Stanford, an MA in Political Science from UNSW, and a BS from Duke University, where she focused on psychoneuroendocrinology and the history of experiential education.
Roche Diabetes Care Australia
A senior leader with 25 years’ experience in New Zealand, China and Australia, encompassing pharmaceuticals, medical and dental devices, health information systems, and community care.
As Managing Director of Roche Diabetes Care Australia, Jane is leading the organisation through business model transformation that ensures the person with diabetes is at the centre, and includes disruptive use of technology.