Cochlear, in an ASX announcement this week, said Ray Jarman’s new role is effective from 13 February. He replaces outgoing company secretary Neville Mitchell.
“Mr Jarman has been Cochlear’s group general counsel since 2008 and has significant experience in corporate governance and legal compliance matters,” the company said.
Cochlear has been providing hearing device implants for more than 30 years. In its latest annual report, the company cites World Health Organisation (WHO) figures that say 360 million people around the world have a disabling hearing loss. The WHO estimated that only about 5 per cent of this global market use Cochlear’s products.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Jarman previously worked as general counsel at OneSteel Limited from 2000 to 2008.
His new responsibilities as company secretary of Cochlear include communications with the ASX about listing rules matters.