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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

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.

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.

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