Date(s) - 03/08/2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Establishment Ballroom
Guest of Honour: Mr Gavin Fox-Smith
‘Toast to Medicine’ Mr Hugh Dillon;
‘Toast to Law’ Dr Penny Browne
Friday 3rd August 2018, 6.30 pm AGM, 6.45pm Pre – Dinner Drinks , 7.30 pm Dinner The Establishment Ballroom, 252 George St, Sydney
Mr Gavin Fox-Smith, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, Australia & New Zealand.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the Medical Devices industry, including 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, Gavin has an extensive background as a senior commercial and executive manager in the Asia Pacific region. Currently Chair of the Medical Devices industry body – the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) – Gavin is helping to shape industry dialogue with Government and ensure stable and beneficial policy settings for the industry, customers and patients into the future.
Gavin has a strong record of leading organisational growth, change and transformation; and is well known for his track record of developing and exporting outstanding leaders, and ensuring a truly diverse and inclusive workforce.
Gavin’s philosophy of collaboration and service extends to community. He is a passionate advocate for efforts that improve health, literacy and education, particularly for Indigenous communities.
Gavin is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Male Champions of Change (MCC) in STEM and an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia and Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC). He also leads the Macquarie Business Park Coalition bringing together local businesses – including Johnson & Johnson – to support projects aimed at improving youth literacy, school retention and readiness for work.
Hugh Dillon is an Adjunct Professor at the UNSW Law School.
He retired as a Deputy State Coroner and magistrate at the end of 2016. He was appointed a magistrate in 1996 and Deputy State Coroner in 2008 and conducted a number of high profile inquests and fire inquiries. Before his appointment as a magistrate, he practised law with the New South Wales Council of Social Service, the New South Wales Ombudsman’s Office and the Commonwealth DPP. He was a member of the National Judicial College of Australia’s Programmes Advisory Committee 2007-2017. He was a 2014 Churchill Fellow – his project being to develop ideas for raising coronial performance standards. He is co-author of Waller’s Coronial Law and Practice in New South Wales (4th ed, 2010), The Australasian Coroner’s Manual (2015) and editor of Advocacy and Judging: Selected Papers of Murray Gleeson (2017).
Dr Penny Browne (MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP, MHL). Dr Penny Browne was appointed to the Chief Medical Officer role at Avant in January 2015. The role is an advisor to the CEO and Senior Management Team on all clinical matters as well as leading the team that advocates for Avant members, to drive change in the medico legal environment.
She spends three days a week in this role at Avant and two days as a Senior Staff Specialist in General Practice at Hornsby Hospital in NSW. Through her career Penny has worked extensively in the area of General Practice education with GP registrars, junior doctors and medical students.
Penny first developed her medico-legal interest through her membership of the Medical Experts Committee at Avant in 2000. Since then she has completed a Masters in Health Law at Sydney University and worked part time as a Senior Medical Advisor supporting doctors with complaints and claims from 2008.
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