About

About us

The MedTech Actuator was founded in 2018 by a serial MedTech entreprenuers and health policy experts who understood that MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech ventures require a bespoke acceleration model.

We connect the region’s broad ecosystem to empower founders to build the next wave of global MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech success stories.

Our Team

Dr Buzz Palmer
Dr Buzz Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Vishaal Kishore
Dr Vishaal Kishore
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
Dr Johannes Mang
Dr Johannes Mang
Chief Venture Officer
Lucia Philip
Lucia Philip
Chief Marketing Officer
Michelle Kleynhans
Michelle Kleynhans
Head of New Ventures
Kaushalya Gunatilaka
Kaushalya Gunatilaka
Head of Strategic Partnerships and Operations
Sebastian Gomez
Sebastian Gomez
Management and Finance Consultant
Nicholas Chu
Nicholas Chu
Program Officer

Some of our Industry Mentors

Ann Damien
Ann Damien
Cook Medical
Andrew Beath
Andrew Beath
Medtronic ANZ
Emma Press
Emma Press
Medtronic ANZ
Garry Dow
Garry Dow
Medtronic ANZ
Jeremy Lowe
Jeremy Lowe
Cook Medical
John Smith
John Smith
Cook Medical
Kevin Falzon
Kevin Falzon
Medtronic ANZ
Natalie Lawandi
Natalie Lawandi
Medtronic ANZ
Steve Grimmer
Steve Grimmer
Cook Medical
Tiffany Burleigh
Tiffany Burleigh
Cook Medical

Experts in Residence

Dr Johannes Mang
Dr Johannes Mang
MedTech Actuator
Elane Zelcer
Elane Zelcer
BioMelbourne Network & BioConsult
Bronwyn Le Grice
Bronwyn Le Grice
ANDHealth
Toby McSweeney
Toby McSweeney
MTASK Consulting

Workshop Facilitators

Anabela Correia
Anabela Correia
Livac
Anna Bellamy-McIntyre
Anna Bellamy-McIntyre
EY
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
EY
Caroline Popper
Caroline Popper
Popper and Company
Eddie Walker
Eddie Walker
FB Rice
Jamie Stanistreet
Jamie Stanistreet
Medtronic ANZ
Ken Walz
Ken Walz
Popper & Company
Kyall Walker
Kyall Walker
Bupa ANZ
Matt Godden
Matt Godden
Australian Healthcare Solutions
Matt Gould
Matt Gould
EY
Dr Megan Robertson
Dr Megan Robertson
St Vincent’s Health Australia
Nairy Baghdikian
Nairy Baghdikian
Cogentum
Nick Opie
Nick Opie
Synchron Inc
Rachel Hooke
Rachel Hooke
FB Rice
Wayne Jarvis
Wayne Jarvis
Coloplast