Board of Directors
Mr S. Underwood
BCA LLB (VUW)
Stephen Underwood is a business and management consultant with an extensive background in venture capital investment. He is a director of a number of private companies.
Mr T.D. Brankin
Dip Agriculture & Dip Farm Management (Lincoln)
Thomas Brankin is a New Plymouth based businessman with significant interests in rest homes, hospitals and retirement villages. His other interests include commercial and residential property and farm management software.
Mr M.D. Priest
Duncan Priest has a long association with the New Zealand capital markets, equity financing and investment banking. He has considerable experience in raising capital from both the retail and wholesale markets.
Ms H. Down
BCA (VUW) FCIM
Helen Down is a well known Wellington-based subject matter expert in both marketing and governance. Helen is recognised for being instrumental in the growth of innovative and exciting small and medium sized businesses, especially across the STEMM sectors.
Mr Rene de Wit
MSc Chem / MBA (Otago)
Rene de Wit is an accomplished CEO and Change Manager with 25 years experience in FMCG, Food Manufacturing, Printing, Packaging, Import/Export, Financial Services and Logistics. He has worked in corporate, privately owned and own business, specializing in turnarounds and change management.
Rene is passionate about business success and developing people.
Rene holds a master’s degree in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Otago.
Dr S. Hunt
PhD BSc (Hons) University of London
Sheena Hunt is an experienced senior research scientist in healthcare and drug development. She has extensive experience in the critical analysis of scientific and clinical data and in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of controlled clinical trials in numerous therapeutic areas. Sheena has a PhD from King's College London, University of London and a BSc (Hons) from Royal Holloway, University of London. Sheena’s PhD and postdoctoral research focused on bioactive plant compounds as potential new treatments for human diseases.