Manufacturing and marketing quality natural health products
|Head Office||Paengaroa New Zealand|
|Registry||Link Market Services|
|Chair Person||Brett Hewlett|
|GICS Industry||Household & Personal Products|
|Sub Industry||Personal Products|
|Market Cap||$236 m|
|Shares on Issue||69 m|
|52 Week H/L|
Directors and Management
Ms Bridget M Coates
Non-Executive Director 01/10/2021
Ms Coates is a senior executive with experience in the FMCG and financial services sectors. She has an dual-country career (NZ and USA) with understanding of international markets. Bridget is currently Chair of Toitu Tahua : Centre for Sustainable Finance, Chair of Koi Tu for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland and she is Chair of Fonterra's Sustainability Panel. Bridget is also Chair of the Real Estate Institute of NZ, and a Directpr of the American Chamber of Commerce NZ, ArcAngels NZ and Yealands Wine Group. Previously Bridget has been on the Boards of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, the Reserve Bank of NZ, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, SkyCity, UniServices and University of Auckland.
BComm, MA, CFA Female
Mr Lucas (Luke) Nicholas Elias Bunt
Non-Executive Director 25/07/2014
Mr Bunt has over 30 years experience in manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing in both durable goods and FMCG and has experience in financial services and property. He has held senior executive positions in a number of New Zealand corporates, both public and private. This includes ten years with The Warehouse Group where he was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Property, and 10 years with the DB Group where he was Group General Manager Finance and Planning. He is a Chairman of the Risk and the Due Diligence Committee.
CA, MInstD, MCANZ Male
Ms Sarah Jane Kennedy
Non-Executive Director 23/07/2015
Ms Kennedy is the CEO of Calocurb Ltd. Prior to this she was the CEO of Designer Textiles International. From 2011 to 2014, she was with Fonterra and held roles as Vice President International Farming based in China, Managing Director of Dairy Nutrition and Managing Director of RD1 - Fonterra's chain of rural retail stores. Prior to that, she had 10 years as Managing Director of Healtheries/Vitaco NZ Limited and during this time she took care of the sales and distribution role for Comvita in NZ. During her time at Healtheries, she oversaw the merger of Healtheries with Nutralife, with taking the business into international markets. She is a veterinarian by training and has held a number of other senior executive positions in agribusiness and food industries. He is a Chair of the Safety and Performance Committee.
BVSc,MBA((Sloan Fellow),PostGradDipMarketing Female
Mr David Banfield
Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 20/01/2020
Mr Banfield has international experience, and has a passion for turning cultural understanding, consumer insights. Mr Banfield started his career in retail at J Sainsbury plc, before joining Brita, leading their UK and Irish business for 11 years and subsequently, as Global Commercial Director based in Germany. During his time at Brita, David played a key role in growing the business-to-consumer distribution in around 66 countries internationally including making a strategic acquisition of a Taiwan and China based business. He also led their global account business managing the category and brand proposition through key global retailers. In 2014 David joined Methven Group as CEO and led this NZX listed company through significant change including improving company performance of its NZ, Australian, UK and China based distribution business and also led expansion into 15 markets globally. Shortly after joining Methven, David was involved in concluding the acquisition and then integration of a Chinese manufacturing and sales and marketing business based in Guangdong province, China. Methven was eventually sold to ASX listed GWA in April 2019.
Mr Brett Hewlett
Executive Director,Executive Chairman 01/09/2005
Mr Hewlett is an Independent Director of private company BlueLab Corporation Ltd, and of Quayside Holdings Ltd. He is Chairman of Tauranga and Western BOP's economic development agency. Prior, he held a number of senior roles with global packaging firm Tetra Pak. Other former Governance and Advisory board roles include: Derma Sciences Inc., SeaDragon, Enterprise Angels, NZTE's by Design Advisory Board and Member of the Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group. He is a Member of the Safety and Performance Committee and Due Diligence Committee.
BTech(Food),MBA, AMP, MICD Male
Mr Paul Reid
Non-Executive Director 01/05/2017
Mr Reid is an thinker who understands digital trends and application in the commercial area. Currently he is Chair of Figured (an accounting platform for farming businesses), Director of Christchurch Airport and an advisory board Member to technology businesses. He has held a number of key executive roles in the transformation of businesses including NZ Post Group, Air New Zealand, MetService and Carter Holt Harvey. He is a Member of the Risk Committee.
Hons-Math&OpsResearch, BSc (Hons) Male
Mr Robert (Bob) Malcolm Major
Non-Executive Director 01/09/2019
Mr Major has spend the majority of his career in roles within the New Zealand dairy industry, and work for Fonterra, the New Zealand Dairy Board and the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute. He has held leadership roles for Fonterra in a number of areas including strategy, mergers and acquisitions, ingredients sales and marketing and innovation. He has held leadership roles in the Middle East, Hong Kong and China, and was on the senior leadership team of both the New Zealand Dairy Board and Fonterra. He is Chairman of Gibbs Holdings (Nelson) Ltd, and a director of BioVittoria and Miro Berries. He Chairs High Value Nutrition, the Avocado Primary Growth Partnership and is a Member of the Oriens Capital Investment Committee. He was a Chair of The Mud House Wine Group and has been a director of Westland Milk Products, the Sealord Group, Kiwirail and Barker Fruit Processors
MSc, FNZID Male
Mr Guangping Zhu
Non-Executive Director 17/10/2019
Mr Zhu owns and operates businesses in manufacturing, real estate and retail. He has experience in business management, strategy, investment and luxury goods industries. He has held directorship and chairmanship positions in a number of public and private companies in China and Hong Kong.
Ms Yawen Wu
Non-Executive Director 13/09/2021
Ms Wu is currently the Head of the Department of Asset Management within China Resources Enterprise Ltd. (CRE), Comvita's institutional investor and strategic partner in China. She is responsible for the management of CRE's overseas investment portfolio, including Comvita, Scales Corporation and NZ King Salmon. Yawen joined China Resources in 2012 as a Business Director of the Strategy Department of China Resources Holdings Ltd. She has led international M&A transactions and investments in the consumer goods and healthcare sectors. Yawen is currently on the board of Oatly Group AB (OTLY:US listed, Swedish domiciled), Genesis Care (US and Australia), and several Chinese domestic companies. She is also the CEO of China Resource's Verlinvest Health Investment Co. Ltd.
Mr Qiang (Alex) Sun
Alternate Director 13/09/2021
Mr Sun has a background in FMCG Marketing, M&A transactions and is currently Senior Director of CRE's Asset Management Department.
Top 20 Shareholders
|2.||Custodial Services Limited||5,152,828||7.33|
|3.||China Resources Ng Fung Limited||4,582,000||6.52|
|4.||National Nominees New Zealand Limited||4,491,963||6.39|
|5.||Kauri NZ Investments Limited||3,558,077||5.06|
|6.||Alan John Bougen & Lynda Ann Bougen & Graeme William Elvin||2,322,550||3.30|
|7.||Accident Compensation Corporation||1,976,500||2.81|
|9.||Forsyth Barr Custodians Limited||1,804,692||2.57|
|10.||Bnp Paribas Nominees NZ Limited Bpss40||1,487,634||2.12|
|11.||Pt Booster Investments Nominees Limited||1,475,049||2.10|
|13.||Robert Bertram Tait & Jane Gibbons Tait & Ian James Craig||1,259,553||1.79|
|14.||Maori Investments Limited||1,000,000||1.42|
|15.||JBWere (NZ) Nominees Limited||995,699||1.42|
|16.||New Zealand Depository Nominee||801,283||1.14|
|17.||Kevin Glen Douglas & Michelle Mckenney Douglas||753,655||1.07|
|18.||Citibank Nominees (Nz) Ltd||749,709||1.07|
|19.||Masfen Securities Limited||734,010||1.04|
|20.||HSBC Nominees (New Zealand) Limited||641,648||0.91|