"We're proud to be working with so many dedicated people across the entire spectrum of healthcare; and it's very rewarding because we're all working together to enhance lives."
In 1997 I founded the recruitment firm, Pharmaceutical Professionals, specialising in the pharmaceutical sector; and over the years the company has expanded and is today a large and diversified healthcare recruitment company - Healthcare Professionals Group (HPG).
As Managing Director my responsibilities include driving the company’s strategy and direction with a vision to “Be a large and diversified healthcare recruitment firm, so that the lives and well-being of patients and communities are enhanced”.
Building broader and deeper candidate and employer relationships across healthcare.
Identifying and assessing business opportunities.
Implementing improved business processes for greater operational efficiencies.
Acquiring and developing recruitment talent for the healthcare sector.
Aligning financial resources to business growth initiatives.
I originally studied and practiced medicine in New Zealand and later worked at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. During this time I gained rotational ward experience in emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, geriatrics, obstetrics and gynaceology, oncology, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and surgical oncology.
I’ve worked for multinational pharmaceutical organisations in Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom where I gained wide experience across a number of therapeutic areas, including infectious diseases, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and was involved with clinical trial management, strategic planning, business process re-engineering and change management initiatives.
My academic qualifications include: Bachelor of Human Biology; Masters of Human Biology (First Class Honours); Doctorate of Philosophy (in cardiovascular pathology); Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; and Masters of Business Administration.
My passion is to grow the business so that the lives and well-being of patients and communities are enhanced. We will do this organically, through partnerships and through acquisitions; and this will result in a large workforce focused on healthcare recruitment, and a scalable business platform from which to realize additional opportunities.