Surgical Specialties adds new equity partner and CEO

Published on: 10 October, 2014


Australian-owned medical device distributor, Surgical Specialties publically announced the appointment today of Phil Nicholl as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and equity partner. As the former President, Asia Pacific for Stryker Corporation, Phil brings a combination of skill and global experience to lead the organisation in consolidating their presence in the industry. Surgical Specialties are the exclusive distributors for Wright Medical Technology, MicroPort Orthopaedics, I-Flow and a number of other leading medical device manufacturers.

In his CEO and shareholder capacity, Phil will join Doug North and Brent Stewart on the Board of Directors. Doug North said the decision to create the role of CEO was based on the company’s continued pursuit of growth and excellence as a business. “To be able to attract someone of Phil’s caliber to join our organization as both CEO and shareholder is a great endorsement for what we have achieved so far and enables us to grow to the next level.”

In accepting the appointment and taking an equity position, Phil has indicated his strong commitment and confidence in what has been achieved to date. “I’m delighted to be able to join Surgical Specialties as CEO at such an exciting stage of its growth and look forward to working with Doug and the team to build on the foundation and realize the enormous potential of this locally owned success story.”

Surgical Specialties will be exhibiting at the AOA ASM next week in Melbourne as a Gold Sponsor.

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