Who We Are

About Us

At LifeHealthcare we bring Australian and New Zealand healthcare professionals innovative medical devices by partnering with world class companies who share our vision for innovation and making a real difference to people’s lives.   Together with our partners all over the world, our people work closely with healthcare professionals to ensure the highest standards of patient care.

LifeHealthcare was formed in 2006 with the vision to create a leading Australian and New Zealand Medical Device company that is capable of delivering the best technologies through…

Our Leaders

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Matt Muscio

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Leah Burns

General Manager People & Culture

Fraser Cleave

General Manager Orthopaedics, Operating Room Capital & Robotics

Adham Kabbara

Division Manager Endovascular & Respiratory Technologies

Jarek Kowalczyk

General Manager Marketing

Kristine James

General Manager Corporate Development

Meg Summerton

General Manager Finance

Paul Petherbridge

General Manager Spine

Tom MacFarlane

General Manager Surgical Technologies

Dean Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Matt was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2015. Prior to this appointment, Matt held the position of Chief Operating Officer with LifeHealthcare from 2013, responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and commercial operations, playing a key role in LifeHealthcare’s IPO in December 2013.

Prior to LifeHealthcare, Matt spent 13 years working with Johnson & Johnson Medical’s orthopaedic business DePuy Synthes, leading their Spine and Neurosurgical divisions.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Business (International Business) from Queensland University of Technology and a post graduate degree in Management from Melbourne Business School.

Leah recently joined LifeHealthcare as General Manager, People and Culture, bringing with her over ten years of Leadership and Human Resource experience in both local and global roles. Prior to joining LifeHealthcare, Leah’s most recent experience was with a global wine company where she focussed on organisational development and strategic HR.

Leah holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Human Resources) from The University of Sunshine Coast, QLD and a Bachelor Commerce, (Accounting and Business Law) from Flinders University of South Australia

Fraser joined LifeHealthcare in 2013.  He has over 16 years of logistics, sales and marketing experience in the orthopaedics industry.

Fraser previously held positions within Johnson & Johnson/DePuy at Global, Regional European and most recently local Australian levels.  For three years, Fraser was Group Manager of DePuySynthes Australia and New Zealand Sports Medicine, Extremities and Trauma businesses.  Fraser was part of the DePuySynthes Knee Worldwide Team prior to relocation to Australia.

Fraser holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Hons) from Napier University, Edinburgh.

Adham recently joined LifeHealthcare in 2015 after LHC’s acquisition of Medical Vision Australia Cardiology & Thoracic having served as the Managing Director of Medical Vision Australia for 3 years.

Prior to that, Adham held several positions within MVA over a 7 year period, including Senior Biomedical Engineer, Senior Product Specialist, and National Sales Manager.

Adham has worked in the fields of Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine for over 10 years, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences), a Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) with Hons. from Flinders University in SA, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Masters in Management from the IGSB (International Graduate School of Business – University of South Australia).

Jarek joined LifeHealthcare as General Manager for Marketing in 2013 from DePuySynthes Spine.  He held various senior sales and product managerial positions within that organisation over 12 years.  Prior to this, Jarek held product and industrial engineering roles in organisations such as Surgical Innovations, Honeywell, Pacific Dunlop and Johnson & Johnson.

Jarek holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Technology Sydney, and his experience includes medical equipment, industrial technology and FMCG.  Present remit includes company and division positioning, market orientation and all aspects of product launch.

Kristine joined LifeHealthcare in 2014 as General Manager Commercial Services and was appointed to General Manager Corporate Development in 2016 responsible for investor relations and strategic projects.

Prior to LifeHealthcare Kristine was General Manager Strategy and Planning for United Group Limited and Assistant Director within Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers focussing on mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring across a number of industries including healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, industrials, construction and consumer goods.

Kristine holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the Australian National University is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Meg joined LifeHealthcare as Group Commercial Manager prior to undertaking the GM Finance role in 2017.  Preceding LifeHealthcare, Meg spent 6 years in senior finance roles at I-MED Radiology and 10 years in large financial services companies including AMP Limited and Challenger Financial Services Limited.

Meg is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology.

 Paul Petherbridge was appointed General Manager of Spine in January 2015.  Prior to this, he served as Account Executive in NSW and has been with LifeHealthcare since October 2010.

Prior to LifeHealthcare, Paul worked with Austspine launching K2M into the Australian market and has worked with numerous other US based spine firms including Biomet EBI, Abbott Spine and Medicrea in distribution models over the past 12 years.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney.

Tom has been a General Manager for the Surgical Technologies Division at LifeHealthcare since 2012, with previous experience in the medical device sales industry relating to sales management, contracts management, marketing and supplier management.

Tom has held positions including Business unit Manager, Clinical Sales Manager (Asia Pacific) and Regional Sales manager for medical device companies within the fields of orthopaedic, interventional, general, vascular, gynaecology and neurosurgical treatment specialities.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) from the Queensland University of Technology.

Dean joined Lifehealthcare in July 2015 as General Manager – Corporate Development, and subsequently appointed as CFO / Company Secretary in October 2015, with responsibilities covering Finance, Operations and IT for the Group.

Dean comes with over 25 years of experience in global distribution. Prior to joining Lifehealthcare, Dean was CFO/COO of Bendon Ltd (global brand retailer), CFO for Jeminex Ltd (Industrial & Safety – AMP private equity investment) and CFO for HPM Legrand (Electrical – Investec private equity investment).

Dean is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Working at Lifehealthcare

At LifeHealthcare we’re so much more than a medical device company

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We’re a growing organisation, which means things are changing all the time

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Our Jobs

Operating Room Capital

Theatre Capital Marketing Internship

Are you interested in learning about marketing outside of a University lecture? Do you like to think you’re...

Posted 17 August 2017
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Supply Chain

Supply Chain & Logistics Internship

Are you interested in learning about supply chain and logistics outside of a University lecture? Do you like...

Posted 15 August 2017
Kits & Consignment

Loan Kit Technician

Does team work and improving patient outcomes drive you to succeed? Do you like to think you’re not...

Posted 15 August 2017
Biologics, Events, Regulatory Affairs, Product Management

Biologics and Regenerative Tissue Internship

Does market research and professional development motivate you? Do you like to think you’re not your typical candidate?...

Posted 9 August 2017
Project Management Office

Project Management Internship

Does project management and professional development motivate you? Do you like to think you’re not your typical student?...

Posted 9 August 2017
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Ultrasound

Clinical Applications Specialist, Point of Care Ul...

Does building relationships with doctors and nursing staff through education, training and clinical case support drive you to...

Posted 3 August 2017

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join the team. If you can’t see a job that suits you here, please contact us with your resume and cover letter.

Our Board

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Bill Best

Chairman

Donna Staunton

Independent Non-executive Director

Heith Mackay-Cruise

Independent Non-executive Director

John Hickey

Independent Non-executive Director

Matt Muscio

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Bill has been involved in investment banking and stockbroking for over 30 years. Bill was formerly an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank for 13 years working primarily in the Equity Capital markets team. Bill is currently Chairman of Liverpool Partners and a consultant to OnMarketBookbuilds. He is also involved in several not for profit organisations being the Chair of Inala (a Rudolph Steiner organisation supporting individuals with disabilities),  a director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Chair of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund. Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Commerce in Finance from The University of New South Wales. Bill is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee for LifeHealthcare.

Donna has extensive corporate and government experience in both the public and private sectors, in listed and unlisted companies and in the not-for profit sector. Donna originally trained as a lawyer and held roles in the senior management teams of a Fortune 500 company, AMP Limited  and  CSIRO. Donna is the Managing Director of The Strategic Council, a specialist provider of strategic, government and regulatory advice to companies operating in the health sector in Australia.  Donna is also Chief Executive Officer of the Hearing Care Industry Association and the National Pharmaceutical Services Association. She is currently on the Board of the Mental Health CRC and is a member of its audit committee. Donna has served on the boards of Workcover NSW, the National Breast Cancer Centre, the Global Foundation, CSIRO Publishing and the Institute of Public Affairs. Donna holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Institute of Directors. Donna is Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee for LifeHealthcare.

Heith has been involved in the FMCG, media, education, health and technology sectors over the past 25 years. Heith is currently the independent non-executive Chair of hipages Group and Literacy Planet. He is non-executive director of Bailador Technology Investments, the national charity Vision Australia as well as the Pacific Equity Partners owned ACG Education in New Zealand. Heith is also a member of the Adara Partners Advisory Board. Heith has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of New England and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Heith is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remunerations and Nominations Committee for LifeHealthcare.

John has had over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector in Australia and Asia, having held a variety of financial, operational and group executive roles. John has had direct experience in the management of private hospitals, medical centres, pathology, radiology, nutraceuticals and pharmacy distribution businesses. John is currently Chairman of aged care company Craigcare Group Pty Ltd, a board member of Chinese private hospital group United Family Healthcare  and works as a consultant in the healthcare industry throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. He has held Chief Financial Officer roles at Healthscope, Symbion Health and Affinity Health. He has extensive mergers and acquisitions due diligence experience across various organisations where he held leadership roles. John holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for LifeHealthcare.

Matt was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2015. Prior to this appointment, Matt held the position of Chief Operating Officer with LifeHealthcare from 2013, responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and commercial operations, playing a key role in LifeHealthcare’s IPO in December 2013. Prior to LifeHealthcare, Matt spent 13 years working with Johnson & Johnson Medical’s orthopaedic business DePuy Synthes, leading their Spine and Neurosurgical divisions. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business (International Business) from Queensland University of Technology and a post graduate degree in Management from Melbourne Business School. Matt is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration and Nominations Committee for LifeHealthcare.