21 Nov 2023

The benefits of buying local – Victorian medtech manufacturing

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Start Date: 21 Nov 2023

Start Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Mounting Yard Bar, Moonee Valley Racecourse, Moonee Ponds


ICN Victoria presents this special event as part of the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2023 – hear from government agencies, health buyers and successful medtech manufacturers on the benefits of buying locally and what current and future procurement opportunities are available.
Take part in our facilitated networking session, connecting you to public and private health buyers and other innovative medtech suppliers.

• learn more about Victoria’s medtech manufacturing capabilities
• discover how the most successful procurement teams nationwide are meeting and exceeding local content mandates (medtech and general) by accessing our specialist services
• get advice from our expert Medtech Industry Adviser on how to scope early-stage medtech local capability
• understand how the Local Jobs First policy applies to your procurement activities
• access the new Medtech Manufacturing Capability Summary and Directory to better understand local capability and capacity
• find out more about ICN Gateway and the Victorian Management Centre (VMC)
• be in the running to win two tickets to the FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 by participating in a facilitated networking event.



Learn how ICN Victoria is supporting the Medtech sector

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Event Welcome + Housekeeping MC – Dr Craig Neylon, Medtech Industry Adviser, ICN Victoria
Introduction to ICN Victoria Craig Neylon
The role of ICN Victoria Kristan Dooley, Interim CEO, ICN Victoria
Panel session Craig Neylon – Medtech industry Adviser, ICN Victoria
Ishmeet Singh – Director Procurement Services, Northern Health
Victoria Harvey – Operations Manager, Healthguard
Jacqueline Gava – Property and Procurement Lead, University of Melbourne
Tom Atherton – CEO, Atherton
Question time Craig Neylon
Closing comments Shelley Jackson – Director, AMMC
Presentation concludes Craig Neylon
Networking commences Facilitated networking inc Medtech Booth holders
Networking and event concludes


Our speakers


Craig Neylon
Industry Adviser Medtech

ICN Victoria

Dr Craig Neylon is a health industry leader specializing in medical technologies. He obtained his PhD at the University of Melbourne and became an internationally acclaimed medical researcher with over 50 scientific publications. He worked overseas in Cambridge UK, Duke University Medical Centre North Carolina, and was an ambassador for Australian Science at the National Cardiology Institute in Moscow. Craig is highly experienced in the biotech and medical device industry having worked as product development manager at Sienna Cancer Diagnostics and project lead at Leica Biosystems. He was industry engagement manager for the health sector at RMIT University and a member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Jacqueline Gava
Property and Procurement Lead

University of Melbourne

Jacqueline is currently the Property and Procurement Lead at the University of Melbourne providing commercial, property, and procurement advise to major projects (AIID and Fishermans Bend). Jacqueline has over 18 years of procurement and supply chain experience delivering large scale and complex construction and infrastructure projects for energy, health, and education across Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Jaqueline is passionate about developing and delivering strategies that support local communities and minority groups and was recently awarded the Diversity and Inclusion project of the year for the procurement approach on AIID.

Ishmeet Singh
Director Procurement Services
Northern Health


With 20 years of extensive experience in procurement and supply chain management, Ishmeet is a seasoned professional renowned for navigating complex business challenges with a unique blend of strategic insight and commercial acumen. He has demonstrated exemplary leadership in public and private sectors, spanning industries such as health, automotive, and higher education. Adept at driving improvements in value delivery, Ishmeet possesses a strong strategic capability and business partnering skills that have proven instrumental in leading successful procurement transformations within large-scale environments, showcasing his ability to steer organizations through transformative periods seamlessly.


Victoria Harvey
Operations Manager


Victoria Harvey, Operations Manager at HealthGuard Corporation Pty. Ltd., Australia, boasts extensive expertise in biotechnical surface modification treatments. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting before joining HealthGuard® 13 years back. Recognising regulatory hurdles, Victoria pursued a Bachelor of Laws and obtained her Postgraduate Legal Diploma for admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2020. Amid the pandemic, Victoria teamed up with Melbourne University’s, Peter Doherty Institute of Immunity and Infection, achieving praised outcomes in developing anti-viral fabric treatments effective against the live human strain of SARS-CoV-2. Victoria’s leadership garnered global recognition, earning HealthGuard® international acclaim. Awarded the Global Victoria Woman’s Award 2023, Victoria’s commitment to advancing hygiene technologies reflects her dedication to enhancing global health standards.


Tom Atherton

Taking a proactive approach to problem solving is what helps Atherton’s CEO Tom Atherton ensure that we remain an organisation that genuinely cares about our customers.
His career journey began when he became an apprentice plumber with Atherton in 1990. He then went on to build his skills outside the family business. This included the project management of the Mechanical Services installations at the new Walter & Eliza Hall Institute in 2010 and time at CSL Laboratories in 2012.
Becoming CEO in January 2019, Tom enjoys the diverse challenges and rewards that come with the unique and highly specialised industry of infection control equipment and services. He believes that building strong relationships within the team and with clients is what makes Atherton the company it is today.

Shelley Jackson


Shelley is the Director of the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre (AMMC) a $20 million Victorian Government initiative that is supporting the growth of medtech manufacturing in Victoria. The AMMC is operating as a unit within the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions working with government and industry partners to deliver targeted programs to support the growth of the sector, leveraging government as a customer.
Previously Shelley led the International Health team with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission with responsibility for global trade and investment promotion of Australia’s health and medtech sectors. She held multiple leadership roles with Austrade in including as Assistant General Manager for Health, Digital Technologies and Landing Pads, State Director and as Trade Commissioner Austrade San Francisco and New York.



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