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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

Simon Boyd Sales Representative

 

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.


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.


Mairead Nolan Sales Representative

 

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.


Megan Baker Customer Service Representative

 

Where were you born?
Melbourne.

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

What is your ideal holiday location?
Cancun, Mexico.

Name two things you can’t live without.
My lovely partner and animals.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The people and the work environment.

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?
Everyone is so helpful and friendly.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Mother as she is extremely caring and generous, always puts others first.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with family and friends.


Sam Hollis Medical Sales Specialist

 

Where were you born?
Adelaide, South Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
2 weeks.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Whitsundays.

Name two things you can’t live without.
Food, water.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The warm, welcoming culture amongst staff across Australia.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Go for a run.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Working in a friendly environment, all with the common goal to drive the business forward.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Dad. Incredibly hard worker who still manages to find time to be fantastic father as well as great friend.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Keeping up to date with all things sports: namely AFL, NBA, MLB, NFL and Premier League.


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.


Amardeep Singh Warehouse Assistant

 

Where were you born?
Punjab, India.

How long have you worked at Össur?
I started 26 February 2018.

What is your ideal holiday location?
US, SPAIN.

Name two things you can’t live without.
My wife and my dog.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
How they improve people’s life day to day.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Smile at my wife and turn off my alarm.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The Össur Team is very helpful, friendly and full of motivation.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
Nick Santonastasso. When I’m having bad day, I watch Nick’s videos. He inspires others. He never gives up.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Road Tripping and Playing Badminton.


Tim Amor Sales Representative

 

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.


Beukes Bornman Sales Representative

 

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.


Charl Botha Sales Representative

 

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.


Caleb Miriklis Warehouse Assistant

 

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.


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.


Manish Zachariah Sales Representative

 

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.


Jake Rickard Warehouse Assistant

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
I enjoy learning about the different applications of the variety of bracing equipment that we stock, and it's interesting to know that there is a different brace for almost every slightly different problem.

Where were you born?
I was born in Berwick, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
I've been with Ossur for about 14 months

What is your ideal holiday location?
I would love to go to Japan at some point in the future, as I'm very interested in Japanese culture.

Name two things you can’t live without
My phone and my computer.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
I haven't been with Ossur for very long, but I noticed almost immediately how nice of a workplace it is to exist in. Everyone is beyond nice, and the company as a whole just seems to genuinely care about it's employees, which is something I can save I haven't had before.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Think about going back to bed.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I enjoy the banter I have between most of the staff members, and how we can enjoy ourselves while still getting everything we need to done.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
The person I admire the most is my best mate Sam. Sam started out in a pretty bad position with a terrible life environment with his family, and has had to claw his way up to get pretty much everything he has. It hasn't been easy for him, but I admire him for the immense drive that he has had to get to this point in his life.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy playing games on my computer with my friends, watching anime, and catching up with mates.

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.


David Boal Clinical Support Specialist

 

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.


Sarah O'Callaghan Sales Representative

 

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.


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 .


Rod Cooper Managing 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 Ossur 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.


Chris Wallis Sales Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Helping people make the most of their situation.

Where were you born?
Ballarat in Victoria

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since September 2009

What is your ideal holiday location?
For a relaxing holiday, I love Noosa. It is only a couple of hours drive away, but it feels far enough away to have gone somewhere without spending too much time travelling. Once there, you can park the car and not get back in it until you head home.

For somewhere a little faster paced, Hong Kong or New York.

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • My family and friends
  • Coffee

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Össur’s unwavering commitment to improving people’s lives.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check the time.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
The people. We have such an amazing team, all of whom are dedicated to supporting our clinical customers and ultimately, the end users of our products.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
I cannot narrow it down to one person. I admire those people who put others before themselves.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Spending time with family and friends, relaxing, eating, cycling and playing golf (or at least trying to).


Hannah Buultjens Medical Sales Specialist

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
I get to meet people on a daily basis who work in the industry to help patients achieve a better quality of life. It is really satisfying to know I help this to happen.

Where were you born?
Auckland, New Zealand

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since 2011

What is your ideal holiday location?
Queenstown

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • My Chihuahua Yoda
  • A comfy bed

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The people

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Give my dog a cuddle

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
The team have become my friends. There’s always a laugh somewhere around the office, and so many great memories of things we have done together.

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

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Planning my next holiday adventures.


Simone Pamamull Customer Service Representative

 

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 Ossur 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!