About us

We are New Zealand owned and operated. We like to reinvest in the education and advancement of all our staff and those we work with in the hospital system – from the sterilization departments, to nurses, surgeons and management.

Ben Willis

Founder and director

Ben completed a BHSc in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology, after which he played professional rugby for many years in Europe. While there, Ben completed a PGDip in sports medicine from Otago University.

A brief stint practising as a physiotherapist preceded entry to the orthopaedic industry, where he immediately loved the challenge, transformative aspects, and  contribution in an industry he is passionate about.

Having an entrepreneurial spirit, Ben then set up ORB Medical which continues to develop the relationship between industry, suppliers, hospitals and doctors – all with the final well-being and successful outcome of the patient at the heart of the business.

He is very proud of and grateful for the ORB team

Outside of work, Ben loves to spend time with his family, wife Clara, and their 5 beautiful daughters.

Sarah Handley

Head of Sales

Sarah completed her double bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Physical Education at Otago University.

She has worked in the NZ health and fitness industry, and finance in the UK, before returning to NZ and discovering the medical industry.   Sarah has enjoyed working in many areas within this industry including: management, sales, and marketing for over 10 years.   She is stimulated by the fact ORB Medical can source cutting edge technology and devices from anywhere in the world, bring them to the NZ orthopaedic industry and ultimately benefit the NZ public.

Bede Skinner

Sales and Clinical Support

Bede has a background in Pharmacy & completed his bachelor’s degree in Otago.

Bede has been immersed in the orthopaedic world for over two years and is loving being an integral part of the medical team. He prides himself on bringing excellence to the role and contributing to making the orthopaedic field better for everyone involved.
Outside of work Bede’s passions include acting and occasionally you may see him in a cameo appearance on screen.

Lily Ashby

National Clinical Specialist

Lily completed her bachelor of nursing at Massey University Wellington. She worked at Starship Hospital in the operating rooms for four years, in the spine and orthopaedic team.

Lily then spent two years working for a medical device company in the spine division, before departing on an overseas experience through Europe in a camper van and living in Vancouver Canada.

In 2018 Lily returned to Auckland and gained a clinical support specialist and sales position at ORB medical focusing on Orthopaedic Paediatric deformities and trauma.

Bobbie Henderson

Administrator/Logistics

Bobbie is an administrator who has a “can do” attitude which is ideal for our small team.   Bobbie has worked in New Zealand, London and The Netherlands, mainly in the Building and Finance industries with 30 years P.A. and office management experience.

Bobbie has been with Orb Medical for three years, efficiently taking care of the administration and logistics, and lives up to her moniker ‘Modern Girl Friday’.