2024 ASO Skills Expo Presenter Bios

A/Prof Ashish Agar | Vice President, Australian Society of Ophthalmologists

Ashish is a glaucoma consultant and surgeon at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Eye Hospitals, and is a Partner with Marsden Eye Specialists in Sydney. He is also a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales was Fellowship trained in Oxford.

Hailing from regional NSW, Ashish is committed to ensuring medical eye care is not limited by geography. Ashish plays a pivotal role with the Outback Eye Service and is the Director of the Ophthalmology Service at Broken Hill Hospital. Ashish is Co-Chair and New South Wales lead of the IRIS Program and is Chair of the RANZCO Indigenous Committee.

Find Ashish on social media:

LinkedIn: A/Prof Ashish Agar

Joanne Bezzina | Pilates Practitioner

Joanne Bezzina is a dynamic and dedicated Pilates practitioner with over 20 years of experience, who is recognised internationally and was the winner of the Pilates Anytime instructor competition.

She is the owner of Sydney Pilates studio, Pilates On George. Her teaching blends traditional and contemporary methods, emphasising clear communication, humour, and client empowerment.

Committed to continuous learning, her primary goal is to inspire and empower clients, ensuring they leave each session happier, more relaxed, and stronger.

Find Joanne on social media:

LinkedIn: Pilates on George | Instagram: @joannebezzinapilates

Jarrod Bramble | Managing Partner, Cutcher & Neale

With a continued niche focus of working with medical practitioners, Jarrod’s expertise has enabled him to guide many of his clients from the initial stages of wealth creation as Doctors in Training, right through to wealth protection, planning and retirement strategies.

His passion for helping practitioners to improve their performance through sound financial management has led to the development of WealthStart and Australian Medical Benchmarks, which are all aimed to assist medical professionals and practices reach their financial, business and investment goals sooner.

Find Jarrod on social media:

LinkedIn: Jarrod Bramble 

Lisa Brandon | Manager, Cases & Investigations (Solicitor) at MDA National

Lisa graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree and was immediately drawn to work in the public service. Following two years at the Crown Solicitor’s Office, Lisa’s interests were piqued when a position at the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission became available. 

She commenced her employment with the Commission in 2010, and worked there for the next thirteen years, building her career and expertise in health care regulation. A career highlight was managing a team in the Investigation Division, combining her passion for investigative casework, and enjoying the opportunities presented by the leadership role. 

In June 2023, Lisa commenced employment at MDA National as a Manager, Cases and Advisory Services. In this role she provides assistance and advice to medical practitioners with respect to coronial and other investigations, complaints, privacy issues, disciplinary matters, and claims, and supports her team in the execution of these functions.

Stuart Budd | Head of Strategic Account Management, Inservio

Stuart has worked in the Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical industry for over 22 years and at Inservio since 2021.

Inservio is a patient service provider well known in Ophthalmology and other therapy areas, where Stuart supports and manages the field team who assist in delivering those services.

Stuart is passionate about supporting improvements in patient outcomes and has a background as a Registered Nurse.

The Inservio team all understand that delivering best in class health services requires constant innovation, including digital health. By closely listening to the feedback of patients, specialists and clinics, Stuart ensures their needs continue to be met through Inservio’s service offerings. 

Tsu Shan Chambers | Optometrist • Film Actor, Writer, Producer

Tsu Shan Chambers is an Optometrist turned Actor/Writer/Producer who is passionate about bringing awareness to the issues that matter through telling provoking stories.

She was elected to the Screen Producers Australia (S.P.A) Council, recognised on the Inside Film (IF) Magazine’s Rising Talent List 2023, and was included in the inaugural AA122 list recognising Asian Australians who have had the most impact on Australian culture. Tsu Shan was also awarded the Charlies Grant Residency with 
Australians in Film in 2021.  

Tsu Shan holds a Graduate Certificate in Creative Producing at Australian Film and Television Radio School (AFTRS) and a Master in Public Health.

She has also been a Queensland finalist in the Telstra Business Awards, won the Sunshine Coast Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award, and was on the front cover of Profile Magazine. In 2003, she was awarded the Northern Territory Young Achievers Awards 2003, Parmalat Community Service Award; 2002 Young Territorian of the Year for the Darwin Region; and was Young Australian of the Year 2002 Semi-Finalist for The Pacific Access Community Service Award.  

More recently, Tsu Shan produced the romance drama, UNSOUND, about deaf culture and pride. It won and was nominated for a range of key industry awards, including ‘Best Indie Film’ at the AACTA awards in 2020, and has obtained distribution in multiple international territories, including Netflix in ANZ and Fuse TV in the US.

In 2022, she produced SUKA, a multicultural action drama supported by Screen NSW that was broadcast on Channel 9 in December 2023.

Concurrently, Tsu Shan completed the feature film, MY EYES, a heart-felt family drama inspired by true events. It received VIC Screen development support and has a much anticipated worldwide release in 2024. 

Find Tsu Shan on social media:

LinkedIn: Tsu Shan Chambers | X (formerly Twitter): @tsushanchambers | Facebook: Tsu Shan Chambers 

Adele Creighton | Head of Healthcare, Macquarie Bank

Adele is a financial specialist, with over 15 years of experience working in the banking and financial services industry. Adele is the national head of healthcare for Macquarie Business Banking, leading a successful team nationally. She is passionate about sharing invaluable insights with clients to help them grow, change, capture opportunities, and realise their value, aligned with owners’ objectives.

Adele regularly presents at industry seminars and is a regular contributor to sharing Macquarie’s Healthcare Perspective, featured on Healthtech podcasts and recently hosted an international panel at the Macquarie Australia conference presenting to ASX200 and large ASX investors around the future of Healthcare. She has been at the forefront of parental leave initiatives, and with two kids of her own, has a goal to assist and facilitate parents in her team to successfully return to work, whilst being able to balance both family life and their careers.

Adele holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Sydney University, with a double major in accounting and finance, and has completed her financial planning qualification, RG146.

Find Adele on social media:

LinkedIn: Adele Creighton

Michelle De Guia | Practice Business Manager, Hunter Eye Specialists  

Michelle is a Practice and Business Manager of Hunter Street Eye Specialists based in Parramatta, NSW.

She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and majored in Orthoptics at Sydney University, graduating in 1999.

She commenced as an Orthoptist in 2000 at Laser Vision Centre & Vision Eye Institute at Chatswood, joining Hunter Street Eye Specialists in 2007 as a Senior Orthoptist.

She commenced her role as the Practice Manager for Hunter Street Eye Specialists in 2013 and continues to date managing the business.

Find Michelle on social media:

LinkedIn: Michelle De Guia

Kerry Gallagher AM | Chief Executive Officer, Australian Society of Ophthalmologists

Kerry is a respected medico-political adviser and government relations expert.

He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Medical Association Queensland and as Secretary General to Australian Medical Association.

In 2008, Kerry was awarded the Australian Medical Association President’s Award for “outstanding contribution towards fostering the objectives of the AMA”.

Kerry is a recognised builder and leader of result-focused teams, with more than 30 years’ experience as a manager of successful and respected organisations, in particular within the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Kerry has been awarded an Order of Australia medal for his efforts in the ADF.

Find Kerry on social media:

LinkedIn: Kerry Gallagher

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC | General Medical Practitioner

Mukesh is a General Medical Practitioner in Altona North in the West of Melbourne, Victoria in a group teaching and training practice where he has worked since 1991.

He is an Enterprise Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne, sits on the Board of Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) and co-chairs its Primary Care Committee.

He has chaired the AMA Victoria Council until 2024, was formerly President (2001–2003) and Vice President of that organisation (1998–2001), as well as being the President of the National AMA from 2005–2007.

As Chair of Council of the World Medial Association, Mukesh was responsible for the international representation of the medical profession. 

Mukesh is a passionate advocate for the use of technology in the health sector and has advised internationally, nationally and locally on heath matters. He was a Commissioner to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, National Clinical and Head of Clinical Leadership, Clinical Safety and Stakeholder Management in the National eHealth transition Authority, and formerly Chair of the AIHW.

In 2011, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia, and in 2018, a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for “eminent service to medical governance, administration, and technology, and to medicine, through leadership roles with a range of organisations, to education and the not-for-profit sector, and to the community of Western Melbourne".

His rapid response to COVID-19 by mounting local responses to the pandemic, including testing and vaccination, saw Mukesh advocate for his profession and community at the highest levels earning the Hobsons Bay Citizen of the year award in 2021.

He continues on the board of Brain Injury Australia, and the Australian General Practice Alliance (AGPA) in the Victorian Government’s GP Advisory Group. 

Donna Glenn | Business Manager, Gordon Eye Surgery

Donna's current role has seen her manage a large multi-site ophthalmic private practice for more than 16 years after a career as an orthoptist and also co-owning her own accreditation and quality improvement consulting company. 

Throughout her career, she has worked with industry peak bodies, is currently a NSW State representative for the Australian Association of Practice Managers, and is also the Chair of the RANZCO Professional Standards Committee. 

Find Donna on social media:

LinkedIn: Donna Glenn

Dr Graham Hay-Smith | Ophthalmologist 

Graham is currently a high-volume cataract and general ophthalmic surgeon with special interests in medical retina, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is the CEO of the Moreton Eye Group and the Moreton Day Hospital.

Dr Graham Hay-Smith read Human Sciences at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford before studying Medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London. His basic surgical training was completed at St Thomas’ Hospital, and his registrar training at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He did a fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at the Western Eye Hospital and The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and was a research fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, and in Tema, Ghana.

Graham has authored 21 peer-reviewed papers and international posters and presentations. He has also been a principle investigator on several national and international trials and participated in trials of innovative surgical devices.

He has been on several RANZCO committees, and currently sits on the scientific committee. 

Prior to studying medicine, he was a stockbroker and an investment banker for five years. As a junior doctor, he was elected as a Councillor in the London Borough of Islington. Graham also served in the British Army reserve for 27 years before migrating to Australia and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

In his spare time he enjoys old cars, competitive sailing — both inshore and offshore — and walking. He is married to the amazing Peggy, and has three wonderful children.

Dr John Kennedy | Chair, Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation

Dr John Kennedy is a senior ophthalmic surgeon and former head of the department of ophthalmology at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney. His private rooms are in St Vincents Clinic, specialising in cataract surgery. John is also a past chairman of the NSW branch of RANZCO.

Since May 2018 he has been the inaugural chairman of ANZEF, with a desire to promote philanthropy as one of our college’s core principles.

Brendan 'Japangardi' Kerin | Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)

Brendan is a proud Aboriginal man whose cultural connections and two tribes are the Arrernte in Alice Springs, Northern Territory; and Barkindji, which covers the area from Lake Mungo all the way along the Murray River to Wilcannia.

His skin name is Japangardi.

Brendan is a talented artist, musician, storyteller and dancer. As an artist, Brendan again brings to life Dreamtime stories through the style of iconography or dot art.

Brendan is passionate and advocates for the environment and is a promoter of cross-cultural understanding.

He uses his traditional knowledge of the bush and Aboriginal culture to educate other Australians and international visitors alike.

Brendan was one of the original Discovery Rangers teaching culture, traditional bush medicines, and bush food when conducting tours around greater Sydney region and on Sydney harbour.

Not only is Brendan a talented artist, but an accomplished Yidaki player, performing for over twenty years both in educational settings and festivals. He passionately trains and coaches Aboriginal youth in culture and performance.

As a yidaki (didgeridoo) player Brendan brings to life Dreamtime stories and native animals. He gives a full interpretation of the yidaki, songs and the complexity of playing.

Brendan is a recognised and respected yidaki player amongst both non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal communities.

He has performed with both local artists James Morrison and Tommy Emmanuel, and international artists such as The Fugees, and Lauryn Hill.

Yidaki Didj & Dance and Descendance are just a few dance troupes that Brendan has performed with here and around the world.

Everyday Brendan lives and breathes his traditions and culture.

Oliver Mayo | Director, Macquarie Private Bank

Oliver has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years, working in London, New York and Sydney for global banks including Macquarie, JPMorgan Chase, and Barclays Capital.

Oliver works in the award-winning Macquarie Private Bank that offers personal, business, and wealth management services and recently passed 15 years of service with Macquarie. In his role, he focuses on applying his deep institutional financial product and risk management knowledge to the challenges of high-net-wealth individuals and families. This is executed with a relentless focus on client outcomes and creating bespoke wealth management solutions across tax effective structuring, portfolio construction and asset allocation, wealth accumulation and protection, alternative investment strategies, generational wealth transfer and philanthropy.

With two daughters of his own, he's also passionate about diversity and inclusion and very proud to be a member of Macquarie’s Gender Equity Employee Network Group. We believe focusing on these issues is not only the right thing to do for our people, but it delivers better outcomes for our clients, shareholders and the wider community.

Find Oliver on social media:

LinkedIn: Oliver Mayo

Jason McHeyzer | National Director, Cosmetic Surgery and Compliance, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Jason is Ahpra’s National Director of Cosmetic Surgery and Compliance. The Cosmetic Surgery Enforcement Unit was established in response to the independent review into the regulation of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery. The unit manages all cosmetic surgery related notifications and all advertising issues related to regulated health practitioners.

Jason also leads Ahpra’s Compliance function, which is responsible for monitoring health practitioners with restrictions on their registration.

Prior to joining Ahpra, Jason was a Senior Manager at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority following multiple roles as an Air Force Officer.

Find Jason on social media:

LinkedIn: Jason McHeyzer

Stephen Milgate | Chief Executive Officer, Council of Procedural Specialists • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Stephen has worked with the Australian medical profession for over 32 years. Graduating in Economics and Financial Studies from Macquarie University, he worked in private enterprise until 1991, when he met the late Dr Bruce Shepherd AM. As a result of this meeting, Stephen was invited to be involved in a number of organisations that Dr Shepherd had created during the 1984 doctors’ dispute. In these roles, Stephen has worked closely with medical leaders across all disciplines in the defence of the independence of medicine and the development of better health policy for all Australians. 

Stephen is currently the CEO of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Council of Procedural Specialists.

Stephen is the proud recipient of the Australian Defence Medal, the Bruce Shepherd Medal, an honorary fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Surgeon General John White Medal, and is a member of the Order of Australia.

Stephen is happily married to Susan, and they reside in Arncliffe, NSW. He has four sons and three grandchildren.

Arthur Miritis | General Manager, Apellis Australia & New Zealand

Arthur Miritis is an accomplished senior biopharmaceutical leader with over 20 years of industry experience across sales, marketing business development, and strategy. This includes the invaluable experience of most recently establishing and leading two US-based companies across Australia & New Zealand.

A track record of success, Arthur’s expertise includes strategy development and execution where he has had demonstrated success at a Global, National and Regional level in commercialising first to market medicines.

He has broad experience as a company Director and Secretary in both established companies, as well as in start-ups and held positions at Sanofi Genzyme, Biogen, Abbott and BMS.

Based in Melbourne, Arthur’s passion for business sees him currently undertaking an MBA at the Australian Institute of Business. 

Belinda O'Connor | Director, Bioptic Drivers Australia

Belinda is passionate about access to independent travel for people living with vision impairment and more broadly disability. Born with significant vision impairment, Belinda was told not to ride a push bike and will never drive a car. Today she is Australia’s first bioptic motorcyclist, holds a drivers licence and is a keen cyclist. 

In 2022 Belinda was awarded the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Churchill Fellowship to identify success factors and barriers for low vision and telescopic driving. Belinda founded Bioptic Drivers Australia with three other directors to successfully advocate to ensure bioptic driving continues following the 2016 review of the medical licensing regulations.

Belinda has 20 years experience working for the Australian Government in public policy, statutory compliance and program management. Utilising this professional knowledge, Belinda is a lifelong advocate for social and political inclusion in Australia for disabled people, particularly intersectionality for women. Belinda is a member of the Disability Leadership Institute, Women with Disability ACT and a spokesperson through the Economic Media Centre. Belinda is available to bring inspiring opinions and lived experience to presentations and events.

Find Belinda on social media:

LinkedIn: Belinda O'Connor

Divya Pahwa | Case Manager (Solicitor) at MDA National

Divya graduated in 2008 from the University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business. She spent eight years in private practice, predominantly in the field of medical negligence, and completed a Master of Health Law at the University of Sydney in 2013.

Prior to joining MDA, Divya worked at the Health Care Complaints Commission for seven years in the Investigations Division providing internal legal advice in respect of investigations.

In her role as a Medico-Legal Adviser, Divya assists members with coronial and other investigations, complaints, privacy issues, disciplinary matters and claims.

Dr Sue Pillans | Graphic Recorder

Dr Sue Pillans is a marine scientist, artist and children’s author/illustrator who specialises in creative and visual communications to help “Picture your ideas”.

As a graphic recorder, Sue draws out discussions and presentations in real-time to visually capture and convey information, ideas and concepts. Sue has worked with over 65 organisations across Australia and the South East Asian region using visual storytelling to help make the complex simple and the simple compelling.

Sue also combines her love of marine science and art to bring creativity into classrooms as her alter ego Dr Suzie Starfish.

As a children’s ‘Authorstrator’ her children’s picture books engage, educate and excite children about the wonders of the ocean. Sue’s creative thinking style and colourful nature helps to make learning visual and fun. You can see more of Sue’s visual storytelling on her website.

Find Sue on social media:

LinkedIn: Dr Sue Pillans | X (formerly Twitter): @suepillans | Instagram: @suepillans | Facebook: @drsuziestarfish

Dr Grant Raymond | President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 

Dr Grant Raymond is currently President of RANZCO following three years as RANZCO Vice-President and Treasurer.

He was a RACE examiner for ten years, a previous Chair of the SA Branch, a former chair of the Professional Conduct Committee and has extensive experience working with not-for-profit Boards.

Fellowship trained in Retina, he is a former Head of the Medical Retina Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Medical Retina Fellowship Supervisor. He has trained retinal specialists from Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, China, Spain, Russia and India.

He has been involved with voluntary aid work in Myanmar with Sight for All, in China as a visiting ophthalmologist for Lifeline Express and in Sri Lanka as an international examiner and invited lecturer. He is immediate past-President of the Royal Society for the Blind and continues on the Board.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, he is a director of Eye Consultants SA, with a sub-specialty retina practice.

In his spare time he enjoys golf, tennis and challenging bush walks.

Dr Justin Sherwin | Ophthalmologist

Dr Justin Sherwin is a Melbourne-based ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract and lens based refractive surgery. He is the Director of Peninsula Eye Centre, Mornington and also practices at Bayside Eye Specialists, Brighton East and Vista Eyes Laser Clinic, Elsternwick.

Following ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne he completed a fellowship in cataract and glaucoma surgery at Oxford Eye Hospital, UK.

He holds several postgraduate degrees including a Master of Surgery and PhD in Ophthalmic Epidemiology both from the University of Cambridge, UK and Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He is active in teaching and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. He is also a Director of Cambridge Australia Scholarships.

Find Justin on social media:

LinkedIn: Justin Sherwin

Joe Smith | Investment Adviser, Macquaire Private Bank

Joe has been working in the Australian financial services industry for 17 years.

In 2009, Joe founded an Australian-based online broker and managed the trading desk and operations until 2013.

Over the following years, Joe worked in various consulting roles with Morgan Stanley, as well as a Melbourne-based family office managing portfolios and developing investment strategies and trading infrastructure. 

Joe has been part of the Macquarie Private Bank team for the last seven years, originally joining in a quantitative analyst capacity before moving on to an investment adviser role over the past six years.

Joe specialises in advising c-suite executives, family offices and high-net-worth individuals to achieve their goals and objectives across investments, generational wealth transfer, and philanthropy.

Joe has been ranked in the Barron’s Australia’s top 100 financial adviser awards for three years in a row (2021, 2022, 2023). 

Find Joe on social media:

LinkedIn: Joe Smith

Penny Stewart | Cluster Franchise Head of Surgical Franchise & Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Alcon 

Penny is the Cluster Franchise Head for Alcon’s Surgical Franchise and Alcon Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. 

She has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare and medical devices industry, during which she has held various sales, marketing, and commercial leadership roles across diverse clinical segments with leading companies such as Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Phillips, and Roche Diagnostics. Before joining Alcon, she served as the General Manager of Abbott’s Structural Heart franchise.

Penny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and a Masters in Applied Science in Pathology and Management. She began her career as a medical scientist in pathology and has since developed extensive clinical knowledge, combined with her commercial experience, which enables her to have a deep understanding and appreciation for clinically intensive products and therapies.

At Alcon, Penny will continue to uphold the company's outstanding reputation for customer centricity and excellence in product innovation in ocular care and health.

Find Penny on social media:

LinkedIn: Penny Stewart

Dr Peter Sumich | President, Australian Society of Ophthalmologists

Peter graduated with Honours from NSW University in 1990 and after residency he worked as an accredited emergency medicine registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital. He was awarded the Australian Medal in the Emergency Medicine Primary Exam. After four years of emergency medicine, he transferred to ophthalmic surgery and later graduated from Sydney Eye Hospital.

He was awarded the Sir Norman Rose travelling scholarship and in recognition of his high level of training to an international standard, the Royal British College of Ophthalmology granted him dual registration as a specialist eye surgeon in both Britain and Australia.

Peter is now a partner at Hunter Street Eye Specialists Parramatta.

Apart from his current Presidency of the ASO, Peter also sits on the Council of Procedural Specialists. He has served on the NSW State Ophthalmic Services Committee, the AMA Hospital Services Committee and currently the Medicare Advisory Committee at RANZCO.

Find Peter on social media:

X (formerly Twitter): @presidentaso

Blake Thomas | Country Manager Australia and New Zealand, J & J Vision

Blake is passionate about improving patient outcomes and partnering with Ophthalmologists and service providers to deliver professional and clinical excellence.

As Country Manager, Blake has streamlined focus on IOL patient benefits and ease of surgical use, resulting in significant market share gains within monofocal and toric IOL segments. A renewed focus on equipment innovations has JJV placed for further impact across phaco and refractive portfolios in partnership with surgical customers. 

Historically, Blake has worked in diverse environments including with large-scale customer datasets, online channels, new technologies and center-of-excellence teams.

In additional to public and private hospitals, Blake has worked in retail and pharmacy channels across ANZ and Asia. With a passion for innovation, data and technology, Blake enjoys finding new ways to address unmet needs, and finding creative ways to improve outcomes.

Blake has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and 19 years' experience with Johnson & Johnson.

Find Blake on social media:

LinkedIn: Blake Thomas

Claire Thurwood | National Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Surgical Centres

Claire is the National Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ramsay Surgical Centres, which is the division of Ramsay Health Care that includes the day surgeries and small inpatient surgical hospitals.

Prior to this role, Claire has held multiple CEO roles at large acute private hospitals.

Claire is passionate about the shift of surgery into the ambulatory setting in Australia, and working with health professionals to innovate with regard to new models of care and progressive pathways.

Find Claire on social media:

LinkedIn: Claire Thurwood

Dr Geoff Toogood | Cardiologist  •  Founder, CrazySocks4Docs 

Geoff is a Cardiologist from Melbourne.

He founded Crazysocks4docs in 2015 to create awareness about mental health issues in doctors after his own issues.

It has evolved to a global initiative, with the aims now to create awareness, advocacy and actions.

Outside medicine, Geoff has two daughters, is a volunteer surf life saver, and masters swimmer.  

David Walker | Surgical Marketing Manager, Bausch and Lomb (Australia and New Zealand)

David is a medical device business professional who has worked in the Australian market for over 20 years, spanning multiple therapy areas.

He has worked in the areas of sales, business development, general management and marketing in both small and large organisations.

David is currently the Surgical Marketing Manager for Bausch and Lomb in Australia and New Zealand.