Public Affairs Committee


To advocate for the MedTech industry with relevant stakeholders across the key areas in healthcare policy, reimbursement, regulatory, industry development and sustainability. The Committee provides oversight of Reimbursement, Industry Policy subcommittees for coordinated and aligned strategies and communications.  


  1. Oversee the execution of the Advocacy Strategy and its activities, including active stakeholder engagement to promote the policy priorities of the industry and the strategic issues identified by the subcommittees, 
  2. Provide strategic counsel and shared intelligence, and 
  3. Support the amplification of advocacy content through direct engagement. 

MTAA Lead: Matthew Versi, Senior Manager, Public Affairs & Advocacy

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Susan Martin (Chair and Board Director)Managing DirectorJohnson & Johnson Medical
Chris Szeleczky (Board Director)GM Service & Operations ANZOlympus
Kate King (Chair of IPC)Senior Government Affairs SpecialistJohnson & Johnson Medical
Mahesh Datar (Chair of RAC)Snr Manager, Regulatory AffairsMedtronic
Michael SimmondsDirector, Health Economics & Government AffairsBoston Scientific
Robyn ChuDirector of Market Access, Policy, CSR, and CommunicationsAlcon
Michael ReynoldsDirector Healthcare Economics & AdvocacyBiotronik
Fraser CleaveGeneral Manager, Orthopaedics & Theatre CapitalLifeHealthcare
Polo Guilbert-WrightDirector of Government Affairs ANZEdwards Lifesciences
Justin KeenanRegional Manager AUS/NZCook Medical
James DoyleSenior Director - Commercial & Public AffairsStryker
Alison CroswellerSenior Director - Government Affairs and PolicyJohnson & Johnson Medical
Kate KingSenior Government Affairs SpecialistMedtronic
Liz CarnabuciManaging DirectorMedtronic
Paul DaviesDirector, Government AffairsAbbott Medical 
Christian GabrielManaging DirectorB. Braun 
Mark TaffaDirectorHorten Medical
Jesse BraunbergerHealth Economics and Customer Outcomes ManagerBard 
Jack LancasterCEOEvolution Surgical