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Our Team

David Hiatt - General Manager

David is passionate about taking the very best of New Zealand to the world. With significant experience across high value service industries, including tourism, he is committed to ensuring we deliver consistently high-quality products and value to our customers around the world. David takes pride in leading a great team who are driven to grow, but who place significant value on relationships with our customers, our supply partners and each other along the way.

Tracy Ahern - Founder & Board Director

Tracy is a highly effective small business executive, bringing a valuable skill set to any governance position. Working nationally and internationally across both service and manufacturing she is a creator of possibility, comfortable at the interface of governance and operational management. Responsible for sustainable new product development, regulatory processes, and compliance. Operationally managing both service and manufacturing deliverables whilst maintaining a focus on strategic direction.

Rohan Dayanand - Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Manager

With over a decade of experience in Digital, Rohan has had exposure in roles involving software development, project management and digital marketing. Learning, testing and improving in the constant in the everchanging Digital landscape. Having lived in 3 very different countries - The United Arab Emirates, India and now New Zealand, he's adaptable, resilient & sees himself as a Global Citizen. In his downtime, Rohan spends time exploring various cuisine & books, enjoying the great outdoors, riding his motorbike and keeping his young family entertained.

James Scott - Digital Marketing/Social Media

James has truly excelled in the digital world through his ever-expanding knowledge and creativity. After completing his internship at Au Natural, the team quickly realised they just couldn't do their work without him and after proving his dedication and skill, he became the head of digital within his first 6 months. James' hard work, dedication, and superb multi-tasking skills have allowed him to thrive. Ranging from website maintenance and content creation to social media, copy writing, packaging creation and email marketing, no two days are the same for him and he does it with ease!

Mikayla Brown- Customer Service, Marketing

Skilled in copywriting, marketing strategy and customer service, Mikayla works in Customer Support and Marketing for Au Natural Skinfood. She assists with customer queries, order fulfilment, copy editing and writing and content creation. Her love of writing has allowed her to become our lead blog editor, constantly releasing amazing content! Her position is ever-growing and expanding and Mikayla does it all with ease. Graduating from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2020, Mikayla brings valuable customer service and marketing experience to the team.

Dr Saumya Amarasinghe - Business Analyst

Saumya is the Business and Data analyst for Au Natural Skinfood. She assists making informed decisions on business, ecommerce and data systems by conducting in-depth research and analysis. Saumya has a bachelor’s degree in Business related IT Management (Australia), an MBA in Technology Management (Thailand) and a PhD in Innovation Management (New Zealand).

Sinead Hellman - Customer Service

Experienced Customer Service expert with a demonstrated history of working in the cosmetics industry. Skilled in voice of the customer, travel & tourism, customer experience and customer journeys. Sinead is a strong support professional currently completing a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning focused in Primary Education and Teaching at the University of Canterbury.

Kate - Brand Ambassador

Kate has a huge passion for health and fitness. A PE teacher by trade, she has always been interested in clean beauty. Kate loves the brands missions to challenge the idea of chemical beauty while also being completely eco friendly. Kate loves BeeBio as as for one it works and two it is totally natural.

Kerry Vance - Accounts and Inventory Logistics

Kerry is our Accounts and Inventory logistics administrator for New Zealand and Internationally. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and IT Management (South Africa) and is experienced in accounting software solutions and installations.

1 Million Worker Bees - The backbone of the business!

The Au Natural Skinfood team cares deeply for the wellbeing of our bees. That’s why we source our Active 16+ Mānuka honey from local apiaries who only use ethical and sustainable collection practices. This ensures our beehives are placed in native vegetation free of GMOs and pesticides, and the beekeepers leave enough honey and pollen for the bees to feed on until the next season.

Ross Scarlet MZNM - Board Director - Chairman

Ross has been involved in the dairy industry for over 30 years and currently owns 2 dairy farms milking 800 cows. In 1991 Ross was selected as a NZ emerging director and was sent by the NZ Dairy Board to Asia, Europe and America to gain experience in marketing and governance. Following on from Ross’ extensive career in the dairy Industry, he received in 2017 a Queen’s Honour- the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to local government and the NZ dairy industry

Adrian Vance - Board Director

Adrian is an Authorised Financial Advisor (AFA) and has held senior positions in the financial service sector since 2002. He has extensive experience in financial markets with the focus on listed public markets and portfolio management. With well-established contacts and networks within the investment community, Adrian has been involved with several companies undertaking private capital-raising activities to ensure they are well funded to execute their growth strategies.

Rich Zeldes - Board Advisor

Rich is New York based and Founder and CEO of Zeldes Media Advisors, gained a wealth of experience over 25+ years in media strategy, planning and buying across digital and traditional platforms. Rich specializes in health and beauty products, B2B and D2C in the US market.

Rodney Harpur - Board Advisor

After competing his formal education in 1964, Rod joined the worldwide Royal Insurance Group. This commenced what would be a primarily South African based business career spanning more than 50 years. Rod has been involved in several successful entrepreneurial businesses ranging from Insurance, Assurance, Healthcare and Logistics comprising of Import Export Warehousing and related services. Rod’s role in these initiatives was at Managing Director level up until 2001 and thereafter as Chairman. Rod brings to BeeBio his wealth of knowledge, leadership and extensive international business connections.