John recently completed a 28 year career with Abbott, a diverse multinational healthcare company based out of Chicago, IL, USA. Over the last 13 years, John was the Regional Director of Australia & New Zealand for the Diagnostics business and the Abbott Management Representative and Director for the Abbott Affiliate in Australia and New Zealand. During 9 of these 13 years John was also on the board of the IVD industry body, Pathology Technology Australia (PTA).
John was instrumental in the establishing Pathology Awareness Australia (PAA) and has been the chairperson for the last 10 years. PAA represents over 95% of all stakeholders in Pathology in Australia with a role of raising the awareness of the value of pathology with the general-public and other healthcare professionals. PAA was a founding member of the Continuity of Care Collaboration – a collaboration that includes over 40 patient & healthcare consumer organisations along with industry and HCP’s.