Sirtex appoints new CEO of Americas operation

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Sirtex Medical (ASX:SRX) has announced that Mr Kevin Richardson has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer, Americas, effective 1 July 2016.

Mr Richardson currently serves as the General Manager and Vice President for North America at Sirtex Medical, a role he has held for the past six years. He is also a Member of the US Executive Committee.

"Kevin brings both significant and direct senior management and leadership experience to the Americas business, having been responsible for overall sales, market development, customer service and health economics at Sirtex Medical," said the company.

Prior to joining Sirtex Medical, Mr Richardson held Senior Director roles in Sales and Marketing at St Jude Medical and was a Global Marketing Director at Boston Scientific.

“We are delighted Kevin has accepted the CEO role for our important Americas region," said Mr Gilman Wong, CEO of Sirtex Medical. "We conducted a very thorough and comprehensive executive search process that identified a number of high calibre external and internal candidates. However, with over 20 years of medical device experience gained at both Sirtex and at other large device companies, coupled with his strong people and leadership skills, Kevin was a standout candidate for the role. I am very confident that with Kevin’s strategic approach to our business and under his organisational leadership, the Americas will continue to be a very important growth region for Sirtex Medical moving forward.”