Our Team

Specsavers Audiology is led by a team with a wealth of experience across the audiology, healthcare and retail industries. Between them, the Specsavers Audiology team understands what it takes to launch a new business, grow a business, and support a new generation of Specsavers business-owners.

Darrel Magna

General Manager - Audiology

Darrel has been with Specsavers for 25 years, working both in the group head office in the UK, as well as across multiple Specsavers markets. In 2007, he joined the Aus/NZ team to launch Specsavers optical business in Australia and New Zealand. Now, as General Manager of Audiology for Australia and New Zealand, Darrel is focused on challenging the ‘norms’ of industry and providing more opportunities for clinicians to start and grow their own business.

Nick Taylor

Head of Professional Services and Product

Nick joined Specsavers Audiology in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, after four years as a training and development manager in the Specsavers UK audiology business. An audiologist himself, Nick understands what makes audiology professionals tick – and he understands why the Specsavers model keeps customers coming back. He is responsible for making sure our audiology partners and team members have all the professional support they need – and access to the best products at the very best prices.

Our Recruitment Team

Julia Hewagama

Professional Recruitment Manager

Julia joined Specsavers in 2017 because she wanted the opportunity to make a difference and have a greater purpose. Now, that might seem like a strange statement from a Professional Recruitment Manager – but Specsavers is an unusual and truly remarkable business. Julia says she is incredibly proud to be part of a business that truly lives and breathes its values; where every decision that we make is in the best interests of our customers and our partners. “I am honoured to lead our Professional Recruitment team, where we transform the lives of audiology professionals so that they in turn can transform the lives of their customers,” she says.

Teagan Hickey

Professional Recruitment Coordinator

Tegan is passionate about connecting professionals with new business opportunities. Since joining Specsavers in 2019, she has worked tirelessly with our partners across Australia and New Zealand to help them identify the right opportunity and support them in their transition from audiologist to business owner.