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Managing Director for AMSL & NZMS Managing Director for AMSL & NZMS

Dr Samy Saad

Managing Director for AMSL & NZMS

Samy has over 25 years of experience in medical devices, pharmaceutical sales and marketing in the areas of diabetes, oncology, enteral feeding, OTC business, medical and surgical devices. He brings with him a highly developed set of business experience in management, training, consultancy, distribution management and corporate social responsibility. Samy manages all functions of AMSL. This includes developing strategic business and development plans and managing their execution, as well as evaluating new products/partnership opportunities.

Division Manager Division Manager

Ruth Hughes

Division Manager

Medical Division

Ruth has a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and completed her hospital base nursing training in the late 1970’s at Greenlane Hospital. The majority of her nursing practice was with the renal dialysis service at Auckland Hospital where she was 2IC for several years. Ruth then moved into sales and management roles in the pharmaceutical and device industry before arriving at NZMS in 2002 to utilise her extensive medical background managing the growing Medical Division. 

Administration Manager Administration Manager

Judy Rolls

Administration Manager

Judy began work at NZMS many years ago when it was just her, a customer services lady and two joint Managing Directors. Her role includes overseeing the customer services and warehouse operations, financial accounts, payroll and quality assurance. There is not too much going on in the company that she doesn’t know about!  

Division Manager Division Manager

Angelique de Jong

Division Manager

Regenerative Medicine Division

Angelique has a long history of working in the medical fields of Ophthalmology and Medical Aesthetics in sales and management roles. Angelique provides support to a team of product specialists based in New Zealand and Australia and liaises with the suppliers to ensure the products are well represented and backed by ongoing training. 

Product Development Manager Product Development Manager

Amber Johnston

Product Development Manager

Regenerative Medicine Division

Amber graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Otago University and Postgraduate Marketing Diploma from the University of Auckland.  Prior to NZMS, Amber has worked in both sales and marketing roles for a number of leading pharmaceutical companies. Her role at NZMS involves full management of the skincare and vascular portfolios.

Country Manager Country Manager

Kirstin Brown

Country Manager

Diabetes Division

Diagnostic & Point of Care Division

Kirstin has an MBA and 20 years experience in the Medical Device Sector. Before joining NZMS in 2020 she worked for Cardinal Health in the APAC Mergers and Acquisitions Team, as Head of Programmes and Strategy for Australia and New Zealand. Her expertise is in new launches, strategic growth and organisational transformation.  She manages our Diabetes, Diagnostic Point of Care and Allergy Divisions.

Marketing Strategy Manager Marketing Strategy Manager

Hanin Jones

Marketing Strategy Manager

Hanin has a background in Biomedical Science and has over 12 years in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and pathology lab industries. She has a creative flare for design and leads the marketing department and strategy across Australia and New Zealand. 

Senior Marketing Specialist Senior Marketing Specialist

Katie Laing

Senior Marketing Specialist

Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Advertising. Prior to joining the NZMS team, Katie previously worked in service-related marketing roles across a variety of industries. Her current role at NZMS includes coordinating and executing advertising, marketing, and communication activities, plus management of our website and nationwide events.  

Marketing Specialist Marketing Specialist

Kennedy Little

Marketing Specialist

Kennedy graduated with a double major in Marketing and Event Management. Prior to joining the NZMS team, Kennedy has previously worked in the health care industry performing marketing and design responsibilities. Her role at NZMS involves designing marketing material and providing support to the Senior Marketing Associate. 

National Key Account Manager National Key Account Manager

Leigh-Anne Vender

National Key Account Manager

Diabetes Division

Leigh-Anne has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in both Zoology and Ecology from Victoria University of Wellington. Leigh-Anne has worked in a variety of technical sales and account management roles within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Nutrition industries and has worked for a private hospital as a Cardiac Technician. Leigh-Anne’s role at NZMS involves managing sales of the product ranges within the Diagnostics, Point of Care and Allergy portfolios, building customer relationships, offering and co-ordinating technical support and developing new business within the New Zealand market.

Territory Manager Territory Manager

Kevin Holwill

Territory Manager

Diabetes Division

Kevin graduated with a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing and completed New Zealand Nursing Council Registration in 1997. He completed his Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 2003. Prior to joining NZMS Kevin worked in various sales roles in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand.  His role at NZMS involves managing the sales of our Diabetes Portfolio into the Wellington and Lower North Island territories.   

Inside Sales Manager Inside Sales Manager

Courtney Giddens

Inside Sales Manager

Diabetes Division

Courtney is responsible for managing our Inside Sales team and our customer Loyalty and Retention Programme. Courtney has a background in Biomedical Science and has been working with NZMS for several years across our Diagnostic and Point of Care and Diabetes Division. Courtney has used her experience for building relationships and offering technical support in the Diabetes field as a Territory Manager and is excited and passionate about growing the division and improving patient outcomes through education and engagement of our leading-edge technology.

Territory Manager Territory Manager

Debbie Tuck

Territory Manager

Diabetes Division

Debbie trained and worked as a Dietitian before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies at the University of Waikato. She has worked in various sales roles within the healthcare sector including medical nutrition and diabetes. Prior to joining NZMS Debbie worked as a product specialist for Nutricia Ltd responsible for the Paediatric, Allergy and Metabolic portfolios. Her role at NZMS involves managing the sales of Diabetes products throughout the North Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Nelson/Marlborough regions.

Teritory Manager Teritory Manager

Karyne Coker

Teritory Manager

Diabetes Division

Karyne has spent more than 20 years of her career as a Registered Nurse, both in South Africa and in New Zealand. She has always had a passion for diabetes care, having grown up in a family of diabetics, and becoming a Type 1 herself a few years ago. Karyne is in awe about the range of diabetes technology available today, and is very excited to be part of a team of like-minded, passionate people.

Territory Manager Territory Manager

Chantal Wright

Territory Manager

Diabetes Division

Chantal is a registered nurse, graduating in South Africa in 1989. She has been a type 1 diabetic for 45 years and worked at two Diabetes related companies in both sales and education before immigrating to New Zealand in 2004. She is passionate about diabetes and excited to work with the latest technology that assists diabetics to live a healthier, more balanced lifestyle with their diabetes. She loves watching all types of sports and getting out and about with her family and dogs.

Territory Manager Territory Manager

Melanie Brixton

Territory Manager

Diabetes Division

Melanie is a comprehensive registered nurse, graduating in 1992.  Prior to joining NZMS Melanie worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years, working in numerous different therapeutic areas.  It is important to Melanie to work within the health sector and she really enjoys working with healthcare professionals.  Melanie is very excited about the opportunity to work in the Diabetes space and especially with patients managing their Diabetes on a daily basis. 

Commercial Operations Commercial Operations

Patrick Archibald

Commercial Operations

Diabetes Division

Patrick completed his Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato. He’s spent the last 10 years working in customer operations roles, with a focus on exceptional service and compassion in a high care environment. Patrick joined NZMS back in 2020. His current role involves facilitating easy access of NZMS Diabetes’s products direct to customers.

Field Sales Manager Field Sales Manager

Katie Lee

Field Sales Manager

Diabetes Division

Katie graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing. She has a comprehensive background in both public and commercial healthcare. Her career has predominantly focused on training and supporting patients and healthcare professionals within the chronic healthcare setting. Prior to joining NZMS Katie worked in a sales role managing a national renal/dialysis portfolio. Her role at NZMS involves managing the sales of diabetes products throughout the Auckland region.

Diabetes Customer Success Manager Diabetes Customer Success Manager

Jill Hutchinson

Diabetes Customer Success Manager

Diabetes Division

Jill has a diverse background ranging from PR, event management, sales and business development. Her role at NZMS in the Inside Sales team involves looking after the NZMS Diabetes Legends Loyalty Programme, and retention of both Dexcom G6 and Tandem t-slim Insulin Pump. Jill is passionate about informing people with diabetes about our leading edge technology and what a difference it  can make to their lives. She loves hearing the many wonderful stories about how Dexcom G6 is giving people with diabetes the freedom to live their life better.

Inside Sales Representative Inside Sales Representative

Jeremy Collins

Inside Sales Representative

Diabetes Division

Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Marketing at the University of Wellington. Prior to joining NZMS, he worked in customer-facing roles within the health industry. Jeremy has been a Type 1 Diabetic for 15 years and throughout this period he has seen significant change in the technology used to treat diabetes. He is passionate about the role technology can play in managing Diabetes, and he is keen to help others work towards finding treatment options that are best suited for them.

Inside Sales Representative Inside Sales Representative

Kate Roberts

Inside Sales Representative

Diabetes Division

Kate brings a wealth of experience from a career in healthcare to her current Inside Sales role. Before joining the company, her career led her from registered nurse to global clinical trials study leader and clinical trainer. Living with diabetes in the family has helped Kate to discover her raison d'être of educating and supporting people with diabetes to improve their quality of life through cutting edge technology.

Territory Manager Territory Manager

Alice Stewart

Territory Manager

Diagnostic & Point of Care Division

Alice has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Waikato. Prior to joining NZMS, Alice has worked in technical sales and business development in the high-tech industry. She has also held various roles in R&D in NZ and UK. Based in Wellington, Alice’s role at NZMS involves managing the sales of the product range within the Diagnostics and Point of Care division, building customer relationships, offering technical support and developing new business within her territory of lower North Island and South Island.

Territory Manager South Island & Lower North Island Territory Manager South Island & Lower North Island

Karen Clegg

Territory Manager South Island & Lower North Island

Medical Division

Karen is responsible for all product ranges across the Medical Division from her base in Christchurch. Her role at NZMS is backed by a strong understanding of the market, managing implementation strategy and a strong focus on education and inservice. Prior to joining NZMS, Karen was a Senior Dialysis Technician in Christchurch, followed by three years managing a large dialysis unit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Territory Manager Territory Manager

AJ Dhani

Territory Manager

Scientific Division

AJ completed his Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Marketing. After graduating, AJ worked in an in-process dairy laboratory performing microbial and chemistry-based testing for products made on-site. Prior to joining NZMS, he spent the last few years pursuing a sales career in the construction and engineering sector.

Division Manager Division Manager

Stephanie Lavill

Division Manager

Scientific Division

Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology from the University of Canterbury in 2014.  Prior to joining NZMS, Stephanie worked in a commercial laboratory testing foods, waters and environmental samples. 

Customer Services Coordinator Customer Services Coordinator

Susan Conroy

Customer Services Coordinator

Susan has worked for many years in customer services, prior to working at NZMS she was working in the banking sector. Susan has a frontline role with NZMS working as a customer services coordinator,  and sales support working closely with the warehouse on stock control.

Customer Services & Admin Assistant Customer Services & Admin Assistant

Estelle Gerrets

Customer Services & Admin Assistant

Estelle has had extensive experience working in customer services & logistics roles in New Zealand, as well as having had a nursing background both in the UK & New Zealand. Her role at NZMS involves sales support, particularly in the Diagnostic & Point of Care division, as well as customer service. 

Customer Services Customer Services

Alice Joe

Customer Services

Alice completed a BA at Waikato University and previously worked for many years at the Department of Internal Affairs and Bookabach in Customer Service roles.  Her current role at NZMS involves customer and sales support for the Diabetes division. She enjoys working in the medical field because NZMS’s products make a genuine difference to peoples’ lives.