In recognition of the growth of the organisation worldwide, Dental Protection recently announced a new international structure led by Allison Newell, Executive Director International. The new team will work to ensure the best products and services are developed for members worldwide. To support the new structure Dental Protection is delighted to announce that Rebecca Imrie has been appointed as Regional General Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Rebecca will be based in the region supported by teams in Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington. She will oversee the strategic development, alignment and delivery of the business for our dental members. Rebecca has worked for the MPS Group, of which Dental Protection is part, for 6 years, and prior to that was with the Trans-Tasman law firm DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) for 13 years in senior financial and operational roles. Rebecca’s appointment will support future growth and the continued development of member benefits for Dental Protection members in Australia and New Zealand.
Rebecca will be supported by James Foster, Head of Dental Services Australia, and New Zealand who will provide professional leadership to the teams in Brisbane and Melbourne
It is with sadness and a great deal of thanks that Dental Protection says farewell to Ken Parker, who is stepping down from the role as operations manager at Dental Protection at the end of March. Many members will know Ken from his excellent work over the last 16 years, both in the office and out on the road at our seminars and events.
He was at the heart of Dental Protection’s expansion in Australia and making it the organisation it is today. In his time with us, Ken has been devoted to the membership, always willing to help with a smile and a warm greeting. Dental Protection wish him all the very best in his retirement and acknowledge his unerring contribution to our success.
Ken said: “I take great pride in the results achieved and seeing the commitment and dedication shown by the Australian team whenever they provide education, support and assistance. With the formation of an International Division for MPS/DPL and the very recent announcement of the formation of the Australia/New Zealand hub, it is a perfect opportunity for me to hand on the baton.”