Kelly Makarounas-Kirchmann

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Biography

Kelly Makarounas-Kirchmann is an economist with more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her breadth of knowledge covers all facets of the reimbursement process and her skill base lies in developing, conducting, communicating and implementing reimbursement and pricing strategies. This also incorporates the many facets of market access and commercialisation.

The role of Health Economics Manager with the Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (APMA; now Medicines Australia) was her introduction into the pharmaceutical industry. In this role she represented industry at various government levels and was their representative on the Economics Working Party of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and other industry working parties, as well as, at the time, being intricately involved with policy initiatives.

Since 2002 her commitment to the area of health economics was cemented with a lecturing position at Monash, teaching students undertaking their Masters of Public Health.

The establishment of KMC Health Care in 2002 was based on the principal of ensuring delivery of service to clients utilising the expertise of highly skilled consultants. Her team's breadth of skills and knowledge has come from many years of working in the healthcare industry and the continuous updating of our knowledge.

KMC Health Care specialises in health sector issues including early product development, pharmacy, product commercialisation strategy, policy, HTA and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being