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Medicines Australia appoints new Head of Government Relations

Health Industry Hub | August 2, 2022 |
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Pharma News: Medicines Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Morgan as the organisation’s new Head of Government Relations.

Gail has worked in and around government for her whole career, with the last 15 years spent consulting in government relations, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications.

Medicines Australia CEO, Elizabeth de Somer, said Gail has experience as a political adviser, a public servant, and in the private sector.

“On behalf of all at Medicines Australia, I welcome Gail Morgan as the new Head of Government Relations from 15 August,” Ms de Somer said.

“Gail has a proven record of working constructively with governments and industry to find common ground and solutions. She joins us at an important time as the new Albanese Government sets its agenda, which already features health as a top priority.

“Gail has a passion for the medicines industry, with experience right across the value chain spanning science, research, clinical trials, commercialisation, manufacturing, reimbursement – all of which contribute to the health of Australians.

“Medicines Australia has already established a strong, productive relationship with Health Minister Butler and other Ministers.

“With Gail at the helm of our Government Relations, Medicines Australia will work with the Government on key reforms such as the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Review and the National Medicines Policy Review to ensure Australians are getting the innovative medicines they need, when they need them,” Ms de Somer said.


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