Company Introduction

Paragon Care Limited is a Melbourne based, listed company with the ASX (PGC), which has progressively acquired businesses in the healthcare sector. It is a leading provider of medical equipment, devices and consumables for the Australian and New Zealand healthcare market. By combining a series of strategic acquisitions of class leading companies, Paragon Care has positioned itself to provide end to end solutions including equipment and consumable solutions for acute, aged, primary, community and hospital care. The healthcare industry is amongst the highest growing markets due to the ageing of the population, increasing consumer expectations and increased government spending.

Paragon Care has acquired eleven businesses over the past seven years, each one a leading provider of innovative healthcare and medical equipment. The businesses are:

  • AxisHealth
  • Designs For Vision
  • Electro Medical Group
  • GM Medical
  • Iona Medical
  • LR Instruments
  • Meditron
  • Midas Software Solutions
  • Rapini
  • Richards Medical
  • Scanmedics
  • Western Biomedical

With an extensive product range that combines Australian design, local manufacturing and market leading global brands, Paragon Care can provide solutions for bedding, bedding furniture, emergency trolleys, medical carts, stainless steel medical equipment, storage systems, material handling products, surgical instruments, clinical refrigerators, lifting systems, newborn hearing screening, diagnostic and intraoperative ultrasound, dermatologic and cosmetic medicine, temperature management solutions, air management and a range of consumable medical product needs.

Our brands are all well known throughout the healthcare industry and are now growing together as one organisation offering a peerless range of high quality products and services. Familiar people within these businesses have given strength to the synergies that flow from Paragon Care Group.

Meet the Board

  • Mr Shane Tanner
    Chairman
    Shane Tanner is an experienced and accomplished professional within the Australian Healthcare sector. He has been responsible for and orchestrated a number of acquisitions (both small and large) as well as helped establish a number of significant businesses where he has been deeply involved in both the growth and management up-skilling of these businesses. Shane has considerable public company experience at senior executive and board level.
  • Mr Mark Simari
    Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
    Mark Simari brings a wealth of corporate and management experience to the Paragon Care team. He has been responsible for a number of successful company re-births as well as the integration of several acquisitions applying his strong business acumen and hands on management philosophy.
  • Mr Michael Newton
    Non-Executive Director
    Michael Newton is an experienced operator specialising in the industrial chemical sector with a long history in various executive roles with both Unilever and ICL PLC where he worked across Europe, Asia, U.S. and Australia. Mike has successfully managed major diversification programs and exceptional business growth during his role at Symex Holdings.
  • Mr Brett Cheong
    Executive Director
    Brett Cheong brings a wealth of experience with over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, spanning from owner/founder to sales management to directorship where he has played an instrumental role in growing businesses where he has had both direct and indirect ownership.
  • Mr Michael Rice
    Alternate Director/Chief Operating Officer
    Michael Rice is the Founder and Managing Director of GM Medical. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the Healthcare sector involved in high level sales with key clients, and an extensive involvement with manufacturing and product development.
  • Mr Geoffrey Sam OAM
    Non-Executive Director
    Geoffrey Sam has a distinguished career in the Australian health sector. He was a co-founder and until April 2016 Executive Chairman of Healthecare, a private hospital group comprising 17 hospitals and a community nursing business throughout Australia. He has held senior roles with profit and not-for-profit hospital groups, including serving as the CEO and MD of ASX-listed Nova Health Limited and as the CEO of the Adelaide Community Health Alliance. Geoff has held previous NED positions on listed companies including Hutchinson Childcare , Money 3 and currently CML Group Ltd. His special areas of expertise include corporate strategic positioning and corporate governance.