Manuka Health New Zealand Executive Team

Benjamin Boase - CEO

Ben is Manuka Health’s CEO, entering the role after being the CFO for three years.  Ben has extensive FMCG, corporate finance and strategy experience having worked at Deloitte (in Melbourne and London) for more than 10 years covering capital markets, valuations, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and strategy.

Most recently Ben was the M&A and Strategy Director at a large, branded FMCG food manufacturer in the UK (Burton’s Biscuits) building a reputation for creating and executing business wide transformational strategies and step-change performance.

Ben will lead Manuka Health as we embark on our next chapter of growth, delivering natural wellness products to more families and households around the world.

Harry Woods

Harry Woods - Chief Commercial Officer

Harry Woods is Chief Commercial Officer at Manuka Health, specialising in global food industry sales. He previously worked at Fonterra for 14 years where he held a variety of international sales roles covering markets in South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Harry has built a reputation in the dairy industry for building and implementing successful market growth strategies, developing long term sustainable partnerships and leading highly engaged sales teams. 
At Manuka Health Harry is responsible for developing the global sales strategies for our markets.

With an experienced sales team, and a world class customer service operation based in Te Awamutu, Harry strives to take Manuka Health to a global leadership position with the Manuka industry.

Kate Kember

Kate Kember - General Manager Marketing 

Kate Kember is Manuka Health’s General Manager, Marketing and Research & Development. Kate is an experienced, strategic marketer with more than 15 years’ marketing experience across B2B, Corporate and FMCG brands, holding global and local market roles.

Kate most recently held roles within Fonterra, across multiple areas of the business. She has an extensive range of skills including consumer, service and corporate brand development, corporate reputation and social responsibility programmes, leadership, culture and team development.

At Manuka Health Kate is leading the global marketing and product development programme, ensuring that the company continues to build an exceptional natural healthcare brand.

David Campbell

David Campbell - General Manager Apiculture Operations

David Campbell is Manuka Health’s General Manager, Apiculture Operations. He has more than 10 years’ agribusiness experience and has been a beekeeper for over 20 years. David is a qualified Veterinary Scientist and a Nuffield Scholar. He is respected for his dairy sector achievements including developing and leading unique livestock performance strategies, management of multi-farm businesses and on-farm innovation.

At Manuka Health David is responsible for the growing beekeeping operation as well as working with beekeeper supplier partners to ensure bee products of the highest quality are produced and sourced.

 

Ciaran Quinn

Ciaran Quinn - General Manager Finance

Ciaran Quinn is Manuka Health’s General Manager, Finance. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has substantial consulting experience across merger and acquisition transactions, accounting, auditing and financial management having worked with PwC (in Ireland, USA and New Zealand) for 9 years. 

Since joining Manuka Health in 2016, Ciaran has grown and developed the finance team, our systems and processes across finance and IT, including the implementation of a world class ERP system and refinancing the company’s debt package.

At Manuka Health Ciaran is responsible for Finance and IT, setting the strategic direction for these functions and ensuring the business has appropriate systems and processes in place to support our exciting growth trajectory.

Ronnie Singh

Ronnie Singh - General Manager Operations & Supply Chain

Ronnie Singh is Manuka Health’s General Manager Operations & Supply Chain.  Ronnie joined Manuka Health in 2018 from Linfox NZ, one of Australasia’s largest logistics and supply chain specialists, where he held the position of Group Manager – Warehousing and Growth, servicing the supply chain logistics for large clients such as Lion and Progressive (Countdown).  Prior to Linfox, Ronnie held a number of Supply Chain roles at Griffins Foods Ltd and Nestle Purina, most recently as the Supply Chain Director at Griffins.

At Manuka Health New Zealand, Ronnie is responsible for the full supply chain, ensuring high quality, premium products are delivered to consumers across the 45+ countries Manuka Health supplies to around the world.  Ronnie is passionate about service and supply chain excellence and this is evident across the Demand, Supply Planning, own-Manufacture, third-party manufacture, Inbound/Outbound Logistics and Procurement.

 

Syntia Leite - General Manager People and Culture

Syntia is a strategic Senior HR Executive with extensive global experience within the FMCG, IT, and Telecommunication industries. She built her experience in multiple roles across Brazil, China, Singapore, APAC region and during the last 2yrs in working as the Head of People for Watties in New Zealand.

Syntia has worked closely with the Executive Leadership Team to influence the business growth through coaching and HR programs in place supporting the business to grow through clear and robust HR Strategy.
At Manuka Health Syntia is leading the People and Culture area with the opportunity to support the company to expand and achieve more thorough a strong people strategy, bringing to Manuka Health a passion for people and being a tireless advocate for how HR can support the business to succeed.