Leon Hoare is the managing director of Lohmann & Rauscher (Australia and New Zealand), a privately-owned multinational medical device company. He was managing director of Smith & Nephew (Aus/NZ) until the end of 2015, one of Smith & Nephew’s largest global subsidiaries outside the US. He served as president of Smith & Nephew’s Asia-Pacific Advanced Wound Management (AWM) business for five years and was a member of the Global Executive Management for the AWM Division. In his 24 years with Smith & Nephew, Mr Hoare held roles in marketing, divisional and general management. Mr Hoare’s career also includes a senior role at Bristol-Myers Squibb in surgical products and vice chair of Australia’s peak medical device body, Medical Technology Association of Australia.