Medicines Australia welcomes new AMA chief

Medicines Australia (MA) congratulates the AMA on the appointment of Dr Michael Schaper as its next Secretary General.  Dr Schaper has extensive background and experience in business, government, and academia – most recently as Deputy Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Interim CEO of MA, Mrs Elizabeth de Somer said, “Medicines Australia and the AMA have a long and constructive history of collaboration. I look forward to working with Dr Schaper to continue and strengthen this.”

“Dr Schaper’s knowledge of the machinations of Government, and of the business environment mean he is well placed to represent the needs of AMA members and lead the organisation through the next important stage in the political cycle,” Mrs de Somer said.

MA also recognises the outstanding contribution of Anne Trimmer who has led the AMA for the past 5 years.

“Ms Trimmer has been responsible for some remarkable achievements and has provided strong, stable leadership of the AMA.

Mrs de Somer also said, “Under Anne’s direction, the AMA has worked with Medicines Australia and the wider industry to set the agenda on many important issues such as reforms to the Medicare Rebate, the education of medical practitioners and private health care reform.”

“I wish Anne success in her future endeavours,” said Mrs de Somer.



Natalie Wimmer
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