The best of both worlds

Pioneer provides local focus, support, service and flexibility in partnership with the best brands from across the globe.

Who we are

Bringing you the best products from across the globe , supported by the best local talent in NZ.

Pioneer Medical Group is a private medical device group, which supplies and supports; innovative, safe and efficient solutions to Orthopaedic and Neuro Surgeons, operating room teams, and patients across New Zealand.

Everything we do is about our customers, so all our values are aligned with this philosophy and absolute focus.

We started Pioneer Medical in April 2015 to make a difference. We wanted to make a difference by going back to basics of focusing on our Surgeons, Nurses and Hospitals teams and putting them first.

In essence we started this company to serve our customers, so they could treat patients better. Four years down the track and this philosophy is working well. We embrace this more than ever before. It is our compass.

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.
Mahatma Gandhi

Our values

  1. Innovation, precision and quality
  2. Global partnerships with local support
  3. Honesty and Integrity in all that we do
  4. Professionalism, passion and performance

Therapeutic areas

Spine   -  Established 2015
Focused on the treatment of all spine related surgeries.
Joints   -  Established April 2018
Providing Swiss made hip and knee replacements from the largest Orthopaedic Manufacturer in Europe – Medacta International.

Our team

  • Harry Barnes
    Director and Co Founder
  • Tony Mockford
    Director and Co Founder
  • Mark Hopkins
    South Island Manager, Spine
  • Matt Mockford
    Territory Manager, Spine
  • Chris O'Connell
    Operations Manager
  • Peter Gaarkeuken
    Business Development Manager, Joints
  • Mags Butler
    Clinical and Education Specialist
  • Gerald Malan
    Managing Director, Endo Sport New Zealand
  • Ashley Webster
    Division Manager, CMF/Neuro
  • Kyron Marsh
    Territory Manager, Central North Island
  • Karen Reid
    Clinical Support specialist, Central North Island
  • Claire Bramley
    Territory Manager, South Island

Supporting Surgeons in NZ

Every year , Pioneer supports New Zealand Surgeons in the form of specialist training in areas of innovation. Through its international network Pioneer has access to the best training available in the world. This allows surgeons to upskill on technology which they can offer New Zealand patients.

Fellowship Grants

Pioneer also offers an annual Fellowship Grant to New Zealand registras attending their annual year away from NZ

The first Specialist Spine course in New Zealand.

In 2016 , Pioneer Medical offered the first specialist Spine Cadaver course in New Zealand. This has now expanded to other fields and takes place in Auckland every year.

Supporting New Zealanders

Pioneer also partners with local charities every year to give back to New Zealand communities