Our competitive advantage is the diversity of our team. With backgrounds spanning occupational therapy, aged care, oxygen therapy, mobility and nursing, it’s an unrivaled wealth and breadth of experience which is reflected in the success of each client project.
No matter their role, each member of staff brings an incredible work ethic, care and passion for helping customers find their freedom and continue enjoying life. It’s this approach that ensures Independent Living Specialists continues to lead the aged and home care industry in Australia.
Key Company Profiles
Commercial Manager & Head of Procurement
With almost a decades’ experience within the Medical Devices Equipment Provision, Jason is a wealth of knowledge across the various different market channels and product categories within the extensive Medical Equipment fields.
Some of the key categories of equipment specialisation are within the overarching Assistive Technology, Home Healthcare, Rehab, Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy & Exercise, Residential & Acute Care Facility Sectors & include all modes of product from Perishable to Non-Perishable, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Capital Equipment. With a specialisation in Procurement, Jason’s key responsibilities involve Product, Brand Development, Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing & Importing, Business Cost Structuring, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management & Vendor Relationship Management.
As Commercial Manager of ILS, Jason’s role has expanded into focus area’s in Profitability, Sustainability, Key Projects such as Government Contracts & Tenders, & Market Specialisation.
Retail Operations Manager
With over 25 years experience Adam has worked with some of the biggest fashion retailers at a National level, from fast-fashion to premium apparel, and responsible for up to 150 stores.
As the Retail Operations Manager, He is responsible for creating the most customer-centric store environment, not only within our “space”, but the greater retail industry in general.
He feels that joining the ILS family has been the most rewarding experience of his career. Each and every day, he has the opportunity to help our customers live more independently, and dramatically improve their quality of life which is truly a satisfaction that money cannot buy!
NSW Pressure Care Account Manager
Our NSW Pressure Care Account Manager / Clinical Educator. Corinne provides clinical in-services to all hospitals and facilities within NSW currently using the ILS Talley range of Pressure Care mattresses. Corinne also assists with home trials and works in consultation with Hospital staff to assist individual patients requiring Pressure Care solutions for private use.
Corinne has a background in Nursing and Allied Health Physiotherapy in excess of 11 years. Her specialities are in Aged Care and Rehabilitation. Corinne has undertaken extensive study in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and understands the complex needs of this growing demographic of patients living both within the care setting or assisted living within the community.
Operations & System Manager
Since 2011 Shrija has been an invaluable asset to the ILS team. She began her career with the company in Customer Service, through dedication and commitment became the customer service manager. Today as our Operations and Systems manager she oversees day-to-day operations in the customer service and the warehouse teams. Her main focus is ensuring quality of our calls when dealing with our valued customers to accurate product selection and dispatched from the warehouse. Shrija also heads up our IT team and is responsible for smooth operations of the business across all facets.
Operations and Logistics Manager
Having begun his career as a Medical Installer with ILS back in 2009, today Wayde is our Operations and Logistics manager. With a breath of knowledge spanning across most company operations Wayde is responsible for managing over 25 direct reports and oversees our Pressure care and Home care logistics teams, the Laundry and Servicing departments.
National Occupational Therapy and Homecare Manager
Dana's role at ILS involves supporting therapists and clinicians to prescribe equipment for their clients across a variety of community and care settings.
Empowering through training and education on assistive technology, allows her to support clients towards maximising their functional goals and in turn engagement in day to day life.
Her clinical experience includes inpatient rehabilitation and workplace/injury settings.
Bipul Udas began his professional career with Independent Living Specialists 5 years ago. He is now the head of the Accounts Department. He has completed his Master Degree in Accounting and is a member of CPA Australia. He plays a lead role in preparing financial statements, general ledge account analysis, reconciliations, monthly and year end closings, preparing fortnightly payroll of staff and managing other financial aspects of the business.
HR/Training & Development Manager
Having been with ILS since 2014 as our HR/Training & Development Manager, Roxanne is passionate about our corporate culture and focused on performance and workplace wellbeing. As a MAHRI member of the Australian HR Institute, her role at ILS is to ensure that the company’s most important asset—its human capital—are being nurtured and supported through the creation and management of programs, policies, and procedures, and by fostering a positive work environment through effective employee-employer relations.
Her functions span from payroll, recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, training and learning, labour and employee relations, as well as, organisation development.
Divisional Head – ILS Direct
With nearly 20 years of health care experience under his belt, Doug shares his knowledge and skills with Allied Health Professionals and Care Providers operating throughout Northern NSW. Having held numerous Senior Sales and Marketing positions within the Pharmaceutical industry, Doug joined ILS in 2016 to open up the new ILS Ballina branch, as well as taking the reins with the ILS Port Macquarie store. Doug prides himself on delivering bespoke solutions for all, including Care Providers, Public/Private Hospitals, Allied Health Professionals and the General Public.
The ILS Group
For more than a decade, ILS has won recognition as a company synonymous with delivering solutions, innovation and customer satisfaction. An Australian company founded in 2004; today ILS has thirteen New South Wales. Queensland and South Australia showroom facilities and operates three interstate offices. As an Australian owned company, ILS proudly employs 150+ staff who collectively work to ensure each customer is always attended to with absolute professionalism and attention to detail.
Today the ILS Group represents four key brands that provide a collection of essential products and services to the Home Care and Hospital markets. These include wound therapy pressure relieving devices, respiratory and oxygen concentration, scripted specialised seating systems and home care hospital equipment together with other medical items.
The ILS Group is a trusted Australia-wide organisation that believes in a “Customer First” approach to all aspects of business, ILS continues to meet the varied needs of its customers through its comprehensive range of services.
Independent Living Specialists guarantee that absolute reliability is provided to you in every ILS product, every time. For the past twelve years ILS has grown to be one of Australia’s largest hospital and home-care equipment suppliers. Our knowledgeable, well trained staff ensure that each product fits perfectly, to assist our patients to lead a more fulfilled and independent life.
ILS Pressure Care are proudly partnered with Talley UK and have been the exclusive Australian distributor of the Talley Pressure Care mattress range since 2007. Talley mattresses feature specialised cell design and a robust quality for the prevention of pressure ulcers. ILS Pressure Care is proudly represented on six Australian state contracts.
ILS Rehab is a leading Australian provider of mobility and seating equipment, specialising in scripted power and manual wheelchairs. ILS Rehab are the exclusive Australian agent of the PRM custom moulded seating system and strive to provide an uncompromising level of service to our clients, which include wheelchair users as well as therapists and carers.
Oxygen Solutions are medical grade oxygen therapy specialists and offer a range of home oxygen solutions including portable and floor standing systems. ILS Oxygen Solutions is the official distributor of the Inogen One, the world’s most popular portable oxygen concentrator and the professional choice for mobile oxygen therapy.
At Independent Living Specialists (ILS) we pride ourselves on employing Occupational Therapist’s (OT’s), who specialise in assistive technology and equipment prescription.
ILS Occupational Therapists
I am your National Occupational Therapy and Homecare Manager.
My role at ILS involves supporting therapists and clinicians to prescribe equipment for their clients across a variety of community and care settings.
Empowering through training and education on assistive technology, allows me to support clients towards maximising their functional goals and in turn engagement in day to day life.
My clinical experience includes inpatient rehabilitation and workplace/injury settings.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Account Manager.(Randwick & Kogarah Stores)
As an Occupational Therapist, I strive to assist people in regaining or maximising their independence with meaningful activities. My role at ILS involves providing education and clinical recommendations to prescribing clinicians, individuals and their families in order to reach their unique goals. My background as an OT includes experience in an orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation setting.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Account Manager. (Campbelltown, Wentworthville, Castle Hill Stores)
My role with ILS is a dynamic and diverse use of my skill set as an Occupational Therapist. My aim is to educate, empower and consult therapists, clinicians and individuals with selecting the right equipment and service to maximise their independence and achieve their goals daily. My background as an OT includes work in both the rehabilitation and paediatrics sectors.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Account Manager. (RNSH – St. Leonards & Lane Cove Stores)
As an Occupational Therapist, I have the privilege to make a positive difference to a person’s life by facilitating independence, improving safety and enabling maximum function. My experience in both acute and community settings includes a strong focus on physical rehabilitation. I’m a strong advocate for empowerment. I aim to provide sound information, choice and expert advice to enable the client, families/carers and clinician to make the right choices and achieve the best outcome. I believe in delivering an excellent service.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Account Manager.(Upper Northern Region)
My role as an Occupational Therapist at ILS is to empower and support clients in reaching maximum function and independence within the home and community environments. I provide education and expertise in equipment and assistive technology to individuals, families and prescribing clinicians. My background includes work within paediatrics and work rehabilitation.
I am your Occupational Therapist/Account Manager. (Bathurst Store)
As an occupational therapist, I am always aiming to empower people to be as independent and functional as possible in their daily lives. My role at ILS allows me to support people in their natural environments to access the appropriate equipment and supports to enhance their function and independence. My background is varied, having worked in paediatrics, physical disability and slow stream rehab settings most recently.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ SA Territory Manager. (SA Adelaide Store)
I am delighted to join Independent Living Specialists (ILS) and align with the ILS vision of assisting clients in finding the “right fit” with equipment which promotes quality, independent living.
My experience as an Occupational Therapist includes clinical work in the U.K., Canada, Saudi Arabia and Australia with serious (complex) injuries and most recently in occupational rehabilitation. I have a strong background in provision of functional solutions aimed at assisting people in living their best lives.
I am your Occupational Therapist/Account Manager. (Ballina Store)
I am extremely excited about joining the ILS team here in Ballina to service the local region and the North Coast. I have worked as an Occupational Therapist in an acute, sub-acute and community setting and more recently in occupational rehabilitation. I am very passionate about equipment prescription and assistive technology to assist with maintaining or enhancing an individual’s independence, or to help a client remain in their own home. I get great satisfaction from providing a positive experience for clients as part of my service and ensuring that the service I provide is client centred. Equipment can play a vital role in allowing an individual to perform everyday tasks and activities and I look forward to assisting clients with this process.
I am your ILS Rehab Business Manager.
At ILS Rehab we specialise in Seating & Mobility. We have a dynamic & motivated team who provide a diverse range of clinical & technical knowledge ensuring positive outcomes for our customers.
As an Occupational Therapist it is great to be part of a company that is compassionate, customer centred & provides a holistic approach to their support of individuals living with a medical condition or disability.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Seating Specialist. (QLD Coorparoo Store)
It is a privilege to be providing my experience and skills here at ILS. I strongly believe in the importance of enhancing and enabling individuals to participate and engage in their daily activities. I am motivated to utilise my clinical expertise by providing optimal solutions to client’s day to day needs, as well as my specialisation in scripted mobility. I am available to complete assessments, in-home equipment trials and consultancy in order to best equip an individual to live as independently as possible.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Seating Specialist.(Sydney)
Drawing on over 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, my role within ILS Rehab is to design and fit a customised mobility and seating system to meet your individual needs. Mobility is key to achieving your functional goals, and I would be happy to assist you in finding the right solution to maximise your independence.
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Seating Specialist.(Sydney)
I am an energetic and dedicated Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with clients and their families to provide optimal functional outcomes. I have a keen interest in the seating and mobility industry and have been working in this field since before I graduated from University. I love finding creative ways to make sure every client gets the most out of their mobility product, and look good while they do it! Tell me your goals and I will make sure they come first – everything else comes second!
I am your Occupational Therapist/ Territory Manager.(VIC)
My experience is varied, but primarily focused on community based physical rehabilitation and falls prevention. I believe that providing expert information and advice for people to make informed decisions about their needs, is vital in maximising independence and safety with everyday activities.
I am your NSW Pressure Care Account Manager.
My experience is broad and has been achieved through a combination of nursing and an allied health assistant roles. Whilst nursing, I specialised in wound care and dressings and as an allied health assistant I was responsible for prescribing appropriate pressure care equipment, patient rehabilitation /mobility and providing manual handling education.
I believe that continuous staff education is key for enhancing the outcomes of individual patients. Your personal interactions with each patient can determine their experience, so an empathetic approach is beneficial during their journey to health.
I am National Pressure Care Manager.
As the National Pressure Care Manager for ILS, I specialise in pressure injury prevention and treatment through the use of pressure therapy devices. I specialise in the Talley mattress replacement systems that are on QLD, NSW and SA government contracts.
I am your QLD Homecare, Business Development Manager. (Coorparoo Store – QLD)
I am a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience. Currently working at the John Flynn Hospital in Cardiology and as a Business Development Manager for Independent Living Specialists. I completed my Coronary Care certification at Prince Charles Hospital and I have worked predominantly in the following clinical areas, coronary care, cardiac medical and Surgical.
My current role involves educating clinical staff on the set up and operation of ILS products.