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The Team

The Team

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Group Managing Director

A founding Anagenix director, Chris is an experienced investor and advisor who has assisted a number of New Zealand businesses to successfully export premium gourmet foods to the USA and UK. His background also includes two decades as managing director of Prism Software, a New Zealand technology company that grew to become the world's second-largest management information system for the printing and graphic arts industry.

Wayne Mulligan

Wayne Mulligan

Executive Director, Biogenix

Wayne has held many senior management and strategy positions within New Zealand public and private sector organisations and currently holds a number of trusteeships and directorships. He specialises in systems thinking and has authored 30 business case studies on Maori organisations, as well as a report on key Maori business characteristics. In 2007 he received the Dame Mira Szaszy Maori Business Alumni Award from the University of Auckland Business School. Wayne's iwi affiliations are: Taranaki, Ngati Maniapoto, Te Atiawa – Taranaki Whanui ki te Whanganui a Tara

Jane Calvert

Jane Calvert

Group legal officer

Jane is a registered New Zealand and Australian patent attorney and lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property and related legal matters. She also has a PhD in organic chemistry. Jane has been working with Anagenix since March 2014 and is responsible for the company’s legal and intellectual property activities.

Tim Balmer

tim balmer

product portfolio executive

Prior to joining Anagenix, Tim spent 6 years with Industrial Research Limited (IRL) and Callaghan Innovation where he managed the PreSeed portfolio and commercialisation of internal IP. Before that, Tim spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various positions, including R&D, corporate business development and latterly general management positions, in the UK, New Zealand, China and Canada. During his time in R&D he led multidisciplinary teams to develop a wide range of pharmaceutical and biological products to launch in global markets. Tim is a veterinarian by training (Cambridge, 1986), and spent 2½ years in general practice in the UK before joining the industry.

Elizabeth Tay

Elizabeth Tay

Marketing director, Asia

Elizabeth has been working in the global marketing and business development arena since 1998 and has valuable hands-on experience with brand management, CRM and shopper marketing. She has a proven record of delivering results across the different geographies and cultures of Asia, including Thailand, China, India and the Mekong. In recent years, Elizabeth has developed a passion for health and wellness and is pursuing more knowledge in this field.

Emma Graham

Emma Graham

Product development Researcher

Emma graduated with a Master of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Auckland. She has seven years commercial lab experience, working in the field of food and environmental forensics and trace environmental chemistry.

Alice Stewart

Alice Stewart

Product Development Researcher

Alice graduated with a Master of Science degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Waikato. Her previous experiences include roles in R&D and business development in the beverage and high-tech industries. Alice has a background in bioactive natural products and is passionate about science and innovation.

Ian Lim

Ian Lim

Manufacturing Co-ordinator

Before joining Anagenix, Ian was a research engineer in the process engineering team of Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand’s Innovation Agency). He has a variety of experiences from roles based in a range of commercial and research entities based on the New Zealand primary sector. He has a PhD in Bio-medical Engineering and completed a Bachelors and Masters degree in Bio-process Engineering at Massey University. In recent years, Ian has developed a keen interest for commercialisation and entrepreneurship. He currently oversees the manufacturing and supply chain of Anagenix.

Mila Hosie

Mila Hosie

QA/QC and Logistics Coordinator

Mila completed her BSc in Chemistry degree in Manila. She joined IRL soon after she immigrated to New Zealand and spent over ten years working in their research lab. She moved on to work in commercial laboratories in the fields of pharmaceutical, analytical and environmental chemistry. She has gained valuable experience working on the aspects of quality management, instrumentation, method development and validation.”

Katherine Liu

Katherine liu

analyst

Katherine is an analyst at Anagenix conducting market analysis for the company. She has a BSc in Biomedical Science and is currently completing her Master of Bioscience Enterprise at the University of Auckland.

Joanna Madgwick

Joanna Madgwick

Creative Designer

Joanna has worked in a variety of roles throughout New Zealand and Australia. Her portfolio of clients has ranged from Qantas to Trilogy Natural Skincare and Crop and Food Research (now Plant and Food Research). She has gained valuable experience working on brand identity development, packaging, point of sale design, coordinating national campaigns and corporate communications. Joanna has a Bachelor of Design majoring in visual communication.

Liz Smith

Liz Smith

Administration Manager

Liz graduated from the University of Auckland with a BCom in Marketing and Operations Management. She has gained over 20 years administrative experience primarily in banking and education and has an interest in health and nutrition.