Dr Bronwyn Evans announced as new MTAA Chair
The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has announced Dr Bronwyn Evans, senior vice president of Quality & Regulatory at Cochlear Limited, as the association’s new Chair.
Dr Evans takes over the role from Simon Hearne who has stepped down as Chair to assume an overseas posting with 3M.
“I am very pleased to be taking this new role and helping implement some of the strategies we think will best serve and grow the medical technology industry,” said Dr Evans.
“Our industry will face significant challenges going forward, especially with new government directions on health care reform due to unveiled in 2010. With medical technology playing such an important part of health care today, the MTAA is working hard to make sure that the many benefits of modern health technology can be as widely accessed and realised as possible.”
Dr Evans is also on the national board of the Engineers Australia Centre for Learning and Management, is a member of the Advisory Committee for the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong, and has been appointed to the Federal Government Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council.
Previous to working at Cochlear, Dr Evans worked in a range of leadership positions at GE Healthcare in Australia and Singapore. A Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia, Dr Evans holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) (Hons I) and a PhD in Engineering from University of Wollongong.
In 2007, Engineers Australia recognised Dr Evans as one of Australia’s 25 Most Influential Women Engineers.
The MTAA is the national association representing companies in the Australian medical technology industry. The association aims to ensure that the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered to the community for a healthier Australia. www.mtaa.org.au
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