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Össur Australia Family

Introducing the people that work behind the scenes in our Össur Australia offices. Our group of highly skilled individuals form our Össur family and work together to deliver a customer service experience unlike any other at every customer touch point.

Meet our Sydney Team

 

Meet our Melbourne Team

Rod Cooper Regional Director

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
That we have the ability to supply a device that helps people.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Victoria and have moved in a total radius of about 10km since

How long have you worked at Össur?
10 years

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere by the beach especially if you can camp there –Barwon Heads and Wilsons Prom are a couple of favorites.

 

Name something you can’t live without
  • Being active (might be undiagnosed ADHD)

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
That we value and reward hard work but also have the chance to have some fun

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Smile at my wife and think about the great day ahead.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I love everyone’s commitment and enthusiasm

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My father – always looks for the good in people and has incredible patience.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Playing sport, having a beer with friends or working in the garden.


Melissa Rickard Customer Care and Customer Service Manager

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Hearing from the customers all the positive outcomes from their patient’s success using our products.

Where were you born?
Melbourne - the most livable city

How long have you worked at Össur?
I started January 2015

What is your ideal holiday location?
Somewhere new to explore. Safari tour in Africa is definitely on the bucket list.

Name two things you can’t live without
- My Family
- A coffee, to kick off the day

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
An amazing company that works towards making each and every customer happy. Providing great customer service and clinical assistance when required.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check on my son and hope he is still sleeping - something he is not very good at.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
It is like having a second family to go too. The environment we have a great relaxed environment in the office. It is always an enjoyable place to be.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Dad. He has always been by side and supporting me with everything I do.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Hanging out with my partner and our 2 boys.


Simone Pamamull Customer Service Team Leader

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Knowing that we are helping to improving the everyday life of people.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since June 2015

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere sunny.

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • Chocolate
  • My family (notice which one I wrote first!)

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
What we do for the community and the people we work with.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Open my eyes- is this a trick question?!

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Feeling like “part of the family”.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My mum.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Spending time with my family and friends, gardening and Taxi Driver for my daughter!


Sandy Scott Customer Service Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
The fact that these products enhance people’s lives.

Where were you born?
Box Hill Hospital

How long have you worked at Össur?
1 month

What is your ideal holiday location?
ANYWERE…I don’t take enough holidays!

Name two things you can’t live without
My children and my dogs

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
They are TOP of their field and passionate about their products.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Put the kettle on… I have to have my morning coffee.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
We always have a great time as a team and I love working for a company that are continually aiming to improve the lives of others.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Dad. He is 80 years old and was a firefighter his whole life. He is now unfortunately on 24hr oxygen because of this but never complains. He is such a trooper.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to cook. I experiment all the time, although it doesn’t always work out. My kids hate it when I’m in experimental mode.


Marcia Fleming Customer Service Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
The variety and depth of how much knowledge I can aspire to know and develop within my role.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
March 2019.

What is your ideal holiday location?
As long as I’m with family and friends it can be anywhere.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family and good friends.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The team working together to achieve results and working towards a common goal.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Fall into the shower, followed by a cup of tea.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Their continued enthusiasm with tasks undertaken.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Mum, her strength of character and determination in adversity.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Gardening and sport, along with family time. Meal time is always an adventure to find out what our girls have actually been up to (or rather what they are prepared to tell us!). They are a ‘captive’ audience at the table 😊 My kids hate it when I’m in experimental mode.


David Boal Clinical Support Specialist - Customer Care

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Helping people who need assistance to stay active, mobile and enjoy their life.

Where were you born?
Korumburra, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
3 weeks.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Caribbean Islands or Tulum, Mexico

Name two things you can’t live without
- A good pair of running shoes
- Salt and Vinegar chips

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Ability to place the right people in the right position/roles and support them to reach their goals.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check on my son.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Inclusive team, working together with one purpose.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My father.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Running and playing with my son.


Meredith Booth National Sales Manager

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved in orthotics?
Improving the quality of and making a difference in people’s lives.

Where were you born?
Sydney.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since 2008.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Fiji.

Name two things you can’t live without.
My two Cavalier puppies and husband... and sailing.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
A company full of opportunities for its employees; focussed in improving the quality of life in peoples lives and a fun place to work.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Get puppy hugs... and coffee.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Whilst being deadly serious about getting the job done... it’s a FUN place to work and my colleagues are amazing!

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Jessica Watson – a young person who set a goal to sail around the world solo, overcame all the obstacles and achieved that goal with style.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Sailing and gardening time with my two Cavaliers and husband.


Simon Boyd Regional Sales Manager & Medical Sales Specialist - WA

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved in orthotics?
The patient outcomes with our products.

Where were you born?
Stawell, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since 2014.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Warm places.

Name two things you can’t live without.
Air and food. Family and friends.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The way the company and staff go the extra mile to get good outcomes for their clients.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Open the blinds.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Enjoy that staff and management are all trying to achieve the same goals, patient outcomes.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Muhammad Ali. He believed and conquered all his goals.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with the family and watching my kids play sport.


William Mitchinson Clinical Sales & Support Specialist - WA

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved in orthotics?
Patient outcomes. There is nothing better than helping someone return to a pain free fuller life.

Where were you born?
Glasgow, Scotland.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since November 2018.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Something different – Climbing Mount Everest or Sailing in a long-distance race, Fremantle to Bali race is very high up on my bucket list.

Name two things you can’t live without.
My family’s love and support.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Their innovation, passion, never give up attitude and ethics/beliefs.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Shower and get cuddles from my girls.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I’ve enjoyed the great diversity within the team, they are a very warm and welcoming team.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
This is such a hard question, there are so many. Stephen Hawking is very high up there – He never gave up, he showed the world not to underestimate anyone.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with family and friends, sailing, holidays and watching football (the World Game).


Charl Botha Regional Sales Manager - QLD

 

Where were you born?
Worcester, South Africa.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since October 2017.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Cape Town, South Africa. The beauty of Table Mountain and the sea with the wine districts in the background. Such a great place.

Name two things you can’t live without
Coffee and sleep.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
They strive to be the best at what they do and that is bracing and patient satisfaction.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Make a cup of coffee.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I really enjoy seeing the joy in people’s eyes when they receive their orthosis and their quality of life is improved. It makes me happy to help people, the job satisfaction is really amazing.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My wife. She is the joy in my life and makes me laugh.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I really like cycling and gardening.


Mairead Nolan Clinical Sales & Support Specialist - QLD

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved in orthotics?
Helping people – if I can provide/ fit a brace that helps someone, so they can get on with their lives, in less pain than before, then I’m happy.

Where were you born?
Wexford, Ireland.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since May 2018.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Ireland - going home to see my family & my friends.

Name two things you can’t live without.
Skype & Viber – I get to see and chat to my family friends and to the best of my ability, I get see my little nephews grow up without missing out as much 😊

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
That they make a difference to people’s lives with their braces!

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I scroll through my cousins WhatsApp group messages and look back on the all messages that have popped up, while I have been sleeping and try & make sense of what’s going on!

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The people – everyone is friendly and supportive of each other.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My husband – he’s the funniest person I’ve ever met.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Camping & exploring the forests of QLD (I just tried damper for the first time recently!). I volunteer at a cat rescue most Sunday afternoon’s.


Sarah O'Callaghan Territory Manager - NZ & Medical Sales Specialist - VIC & NZ

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Being involved in the process of helping improve a patients quality of life. Also, the ever-changing nature of the industry creates challenges and continuous learning.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Two months

What is your ideal holiday location?
It's too difficult to pick one place. I am happy to travel absolutely anywhere in the world. I love experiencing new places, cuisines and cultures.

Name two things you can’t live without
-Cheese
-My dog Baloo :)

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Össur's truely passionate about their products and improving people's quality of life.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Give Baloo a cuddle and then feed him (he's always hungry!).

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The positive, supportive and fun environment.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My beautiful mum.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Going on road trips, snowboarding and afternoons spent with friends, wine and an enormous cheese platter.


Tim Amor Regional Sales Manager - VIC

 

Where were you born?
Portland, in the South West of Victoria. My dad often asks me if I was born in a tent though so maybe they didn’t have hospitals there in the early 90’s.

How long have you worked at Össur?
In my time at Ossur there have been 4 different Prime Ministers, 6 new iPhones released with 12 iOS updates. So, 18months.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Hawaii, although I’ve never been. I have had someone promise me a trip in the near future though, so I am looking forward to that.

Name two things you can’t live without
Literally, oxygen and water. Less literally, exercise and friends.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The strong focus on customers and patients means everyone within the company is on the same page and working towards a common purpose which generates a good atmosphere. We also have free cashews in the tea room which is a major win.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Wonder why I stayed up so late the night before.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The great people and hearing Dave Boal’s silky-smooth baritone phone voice when in the office.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Elon Musk would be at the top of my list. He has an incredible vision which extends beyond making himself rich and powerful. His achievements will go large distances to creating better, cleaner environments and cities and hopefully to allow us to become an interplanetary species.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Watching Richmond win premiership after premiership, playing football, basketball and cooking.


Kiri Wills Clinical Sales & Support Specialist - VIC

 

Where were you born?
Brisbane.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since January 2019.

What is your ideal holiday location?
New York City.

Name two things you can’t live without
My kids and Wally my sausage dog.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
That its such a highly respected company in the P&O world and Ossur wants to produce the best possible products and outcomes for the patients.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Hit the snooze button.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The working environment. It feels like a big family and everyone is so supportive and encouraging of one another.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Nana. She was a nurse during the war and battled with breast cancer while raising 5 young kids on a rural farm. She was one strong lady!

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I love exercising outdoors. Taking my dog for walks and going to the beach. I also enjoy going for brunch on weekends.


Beukes Bornman National Primary Wholesale Manager & Regional Sales Manager - NSW, ACT & SA

 

Where were you born?
South Africa.

How long have you worked at Össur?
AOT/Össur combined 5 + years.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Alaska the last real frontier - Nature.

Name two things you can’t live without
My Family and being active out doors.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Össur is a great company that really looks after their personnel in all regards.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Have a coffee.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The cohesion the camaraderie and the feeling of being part of a worldwide team.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Albert Einstein.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Adventure Bike Riding, Camping and spending time with my family.


Manish Zachariah Clinical Sales & Support Specialist - Northern NSW

 

Where were you born?
Kerala, India. This is in south of India.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Over a year now.

What is your ideal holiday location?
USA – to see all the sites. Usually holidays for me and my family is going back home to India to visit and spend time with family and friends.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family and work!

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
All these years, I’ve been practicing as a physio, so I’ve seen a lot of patients in my years. I really value the quality of the products that Össur has in the range and I am 100% confident that the clinical objectives of these products will help improve the patients’ activities. Being a physio, this is a big goal.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Grab my phone and check my emails. I am sort of addicted now.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I like the company, my colleagues.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My dad.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time with my family. My wife and I both work full time and we have 2 boys, so when we get time, we spend it together – take them out, see a movie, etc.


Sophie Lim Medical Sales Specialist - NSW

 

Where were you born?
Sydney, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
March 2019.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere that is sunny, beachy, has good food and is full of marine wildlife so I can scuba dive.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family/friends and my recreational activities i.e. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and scuba diving. Anything that keeps my mind and body active.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Everyone I have met has a positive attitude and really wants to excel in their role. I also love the company ethos in ‘life without limitations’; I think being able to do things you love doing without any limitations is essential for health and vitality.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Have a shower and a Berocca (not at the same time!).

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Everyone is motivated and works hard but can also have a laugh. The team is also very welcoming to all newcomers (such as myself) which is perfect seeing as it is always growing.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
I can’t pick one person - anyone who has overcome adversity, achieved their goals and remained humble.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, scuba diving, hiking and eating (and, at the moment, watching Game of Thrones).


Neelesh Ravikumar Medical Sales Specialist - NSW

 

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
May 2019.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Europe, I haven’t been over there for a long time and there are so many amazing countries to explore. Top of the list would be Germany, England, Croatia, Spain and Greece.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family and friends, and my Playstation 4, it’s the first thing I packed when I moved to Sydney.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The team. Everyone I’ve met has always been smiling and willing to help. The team here is motivated but also have a laugh which I love.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check my phone - I’m addicted to social media, it’s a problem I should probably address.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Whilst everyone has their own individual roles, everyone works together to achieve team targets. There has never been a moment where I’ve been afraid to ask for help, I know that everyone is willing to ensure we all succeed together. I also enjoy free coffee and ham and cheese sandwiches available in the lunchroom office, a personal favourite of mine.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My parents - They moved from Sri Lanka to Australia nearly 30 years ago, to see how hard they’ve worked to get to where they are now is inspiring.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I’m a huge sports fan. I spend most of my time watching Essendon, the Lakers and Chelsea Football Club let me down time and time again. I enjoy getting out of the house, impossible to say no to a cold beer on the weekend followed by a cheeky KFC feed.


Max May National Operations and Logistics Manager

 

Where were you born?
Wantirna, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
7 years with Össur.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere with a beach and a beer.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family and sport.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Helping people with mobility and healing.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Shower and breakfast.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Friendships, being involved in something positive.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My father.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Watching sport, supporting Carlton FC.


Caleb Miriklis Warehouse Manager

 

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
5 years.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Name two things you can’t live without
Internet & Beers.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Knowing our products help someone else make their day to day life easier.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Brush my teeth and make a coffee.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Everyone is friendly and great to get along with. Makes work an enjoyable place to be every day.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Swanny (Dane Swan)- Incredible footballer and all round great lad.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Watching the NBA or out fishing/camping etc.


Pah Ku Lar Warehouse Assistant

 

Where were you born?
Karen State.

How long have you worked at Össur?
3 years, 10 Months.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States.

Name two things you can’t live without.
Chilli and beer.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The people throughout the company are great, makes for an enjoyable workplace everyday.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Stretch and wash my face.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
People are friendly and support each other.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) – He is one of the best actor and professional wrestler.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Camping, fishing, drinking beers with the boys, movies.


Matthew Mastalerz Warehouse Assistant

 

Where were you born?
Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
I started 1 April 2019.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Japan/Europe.

Name two things you can’t live without.
My mini pigs Sandie and Hazel, and my close friends.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Everyone I work with.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Breakfast and get ready to start the day.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Good people and a good working atmosphere.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Timothy Ehklokweh (my colleague).

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Relax with my pig.