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TOM HOGAN

TOM HOGAN

TOM HOGAN

Tom has 12 years of industry experience in retail management, local manufacturing (from product concept to production), distribution, warehousing and logistics. Tom is passionate about innovative assistive technology equipment that provides more options and solutions for people living with disability.
Being located in regional Victoria has given him an in-depth understanding of issues facing ATSA’s regional and rural members.

Tom’s vision is for ATSA to continuously engage with the industry to collectively strive to uphold excellence in the supply of quality and innovative assistive technology equipment to meet the needs of people living with disability.

Alexandria EvansTOM HOGAN
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NIKOLAS WITCOMBE

NIKOLAS WITCOMBE

NIKOLAS WITCOMBE

Nik started work in the AT industry with Blue Badge Insurance in 2013 overseeing the launch of both it’s mobility equipment and car insurance products. The car insurance product won the 2017 ATSA Independent Living Expo Best New Product Award  and is specifically designed for disability converted vehicles and vehicle that regularly uses a disability parking permit.

Previously Nik worked in a general management, sales and marketing roles in Australia with Virgin Money, Pepsico, Mars and Unilever. Nik also spent 10 years working the global drinks business, Diageo in Australia, the UK and the Philippines.

Nik is looking forward to assisting ATSA in raising its profile and impact on and for the industry.

Alexandria EvansNIKOLAS WITCOMBE
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CRAIG SLATTERY

CRAIG SLATTERY

 

CRAIG SLATTERY

Craig has been working in the AT industry for the last 35+ years.

Currently working for Para Mobility as the Operations Manager, and has had extensive experience at all business levels from starting out in the 1980’s repairing, building and customising wheelchairs, through to Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain through to Senior Management team contribution, across global countries. This is his first year on the Board of ATSA.

Craig understands there are important local/global challenges to providing AT equipment and recognises the need for a voice in an ever changing environment, and is enthusiastic to providing solutions to members and clients

Alexandria EvansCRAIG SLATTERY
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GEORGE AJAKA

GEORGE AJAKA

GEORGE AJAKA

George has been working in the AT industry for 17 years and have a background in Occupational Therapy.

Currently he works for GTK as the General Manager but have also held the positions of clinical educator, AT consultant and therapist. This is his first year as a committee member of ATSA.

George’s aspiration for ATSA is to see it have an Oceanic presence as the industry spokesperson whilst overseeing innovation, clinical excellence and security for small business.

Alexandria EvansGEORGE AJAKA
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CHRIS JONES

CHRIS JONES

CHRIS JONES

Chris Jones is the General Manager of Peak Care Equipment, a network of 44 independently owned AT businesses consisting of over 70 stores and more than 600 staff.

He has been in this role for 4.5 years and prior to that had careers in banking and healthcare. Coming from outside the AT industry, George brings to ATSA a different perspective and other industry experience; particularly in relation to managing stakeholder relationships. His aspiration is that the ATSA standards are recognised as the industry standards that all AT providers subscribe to. ATSA will lead the way in industry accreditation and will be nationally recognised for that.

Alexandria EvansCHRIS JONES
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GEOFF PURTILL

GEOFF PURTILL

GEOFF PURTILL

Geoff has been working in the AT industry for almost 8 years and have a background in sales, marketing and general management.

Currently he works for Invacare. Geoff was the Vice President of ATSA in 2015/16, and was voted in as President in 2017 and again in 2018 and he has been on the committee for 5 years. Geoff’s aspiration for ATSA, is to be a voice of the industry and to provide value added services to all members.

Alexandria EvansGEOFF PURTILL
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