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. 


Member Name



Elizabeth Carnabuci (Chair and Board Representative)Managing Director ANZMedtronic Australasia
Pat Williams (Board Representative)Vice President & Country Manager, ANZ & KoreaEdwards Lifesciences
Mark Taffa (Board Representative)DirectorHorten Medical
Daniel KildeaDirector, Government Affairs & PolicyJohnson & Johnson Medical
Gareth TrickeyDirector Government Affairs and CommunicationsBaxter Healthcare 
Justin KeenanRegional ManagerCook Australia 
Polo Guilbert-WrightDirector of Government AffairsEdwards Lifesciences
Robyn ChuHead of Market Access & PolicyAlcon Laboratories (Australia)
Beth RobertsManaging DirectorKLS Martin 
Michael ReynoldsDirector Healthcare Economics & AdvocacyBIOTRONIK Australia
Kate KingGovernment Affairs and Policy LeadMedtronic Australasia
David BrezzoBusiness Unit DirectorZimmer Biomet
Edwina SharrockSales ManagerDevice Technologies
Jane YancoSenior Manager, Market Access & Government AffairsB. Braun Australia
Clinton LubckeSenior Manager, Government AffairsStryker
Kushagra GuptaMarket Access ManagerLifeHealthcare
Michael SimmondsDirector, Health Economics & Government AffairsBoston Scientific
Paul DaviesDirector, Government AffairsAbbott Medical Australia
Kristy Hardy (Chair of RC)Director Health Economics and Market AccessJohnson & Johnson MedTech
Kirk Kikirekov (Chair of IPC)Managing DirectorProspitalia h-trak
Mahesh Datar (Chair of RA)Regulatory Affairs Senior ManagerMedtronic Australasia