Pat Clear Award Winner 2016

The 2016 Pat Clear Award, has been won by Ms Zarli French, Senior Manager External Affairs at MSD.

This prestigious award is presented annually to recognise outstanding contributions by those who work in the Australian medicines industry.

Ms French has been working at MSD for 30 years. She is well known for her outstanding achievements in best practice collaboration with health advocacy organisations.

Medicines Australia Chairman, Mr Wes Cook, said Ms French is an outstanding recipient for the award.

“Zarli is a particularly valuable employee within the industry because of her commitment to ensuring the patient voice is always put first,” Mr Cook said.

“She has a passionate belief in the social value of the work she does at MSD as part of the Australian Pharmaceutical Industry,” he said.

Throughout her career at MSD, Ms French has managed a range of corporate communication and stakeholder liaison roles. Over that time she has developed an in-depth understanding of the issues confronting health consumers.

Ms French has served on a number of Medicines Australia committees, including most recently the Working Together Guide Review Committee. The guide provides health consumers organisations and pharmaceutical companies with a roadmap than can help to achieve the best outcomes for health consumers, carers and families.

The Pat Clear award was founded in 2002 to honour the substantial contribution Mr Clear made to Australia during his distinguished career in the innovative medicines industry.

“Like Pat Clear, Zarli French is demonstrating the important role for all of us within the industry in building a healthy, cohesive community,” Mr Cook said.


James Boyce
Phone: 0423 239 265