Baxter Healthcare announces new general manager

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Baxter Healthcare has announced the appointment of Brendan Cummins as its new general manager for Australia and New Zealand. 

Mr Cummins, who has served as the company's director of compounding and anaesthesia for Australia and New Zealand since 2018, will lead Baxter Healthcare’s business in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Cummins will report to the president of Asia Pacific, Steve Flynn, who he succeeds Mr Flynn who served as general manager since 2015. 

Mr Cummins said, “I am proud to take up the role of General Manager for Australia and New Zealand at a time when there is increasing focus on local medical manufacturing, supply chain resilience and innovation in healthcare. 

“It is a privilege to lead such a diverse and inclusive group of employees who maintain an unwavering commitment to Our Mission to Save and Sustain Lives. 

“As one of the largest diversified healthcare companies in Australia and New Zealand, Baxter Healthcare continues to unlock new opportunities to improve patient outcomes and further the value we deliver to our customers and stakeholders.” 

Mr Cummins has more than 19 years of experience working in the healthcare industry including 15 years with Baxter Healthcare.

Mr Flynn said, “We are pleased to appoint such an experienced and highly-regarded leader in Brendan Cummins to the role of General Manager for our Australia and New Zealand business. 

“Brendan has been an outstanding leader within our organisation and a trusted partner to our customers and stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand. His focus on digital innovation, commercial strategy and cross-functional collaboration have been integral to our industry leading performance and expansion into new areas of care. 

“We look forward to our continued commitment to operational excellence, innovation and digital transformation under Brendan’s leadership.”