Tony is an experienced and successful Management Consultant with diverse business, commercial and leadership skills. With twenty years’ experience of managing complex business change, digital transformation, and a particular interest in renewable energy, ecommerce retail, omni-channel supply chain, digitisation, leading cultural and transformational change.
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.
Catherine Hearn Marketing Specialist
Catherine is a Marketing Specialist and Graphic Designer. Catherine's skills include content creation, social media advertising, website design and maintenance, copywriting and print design. Catherine enjoys storytelling through clever copy and engaging design, and believes high-quality content is crucial. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015, and has since gained hands-on experience in a variety of marketing roles.
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 Hellmann 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.
Dora Wu Paid Media Marketing Specialist
Dora is a paid media marketing specialist. Her skills include PPC ads creation & operation as well as ads data analysis. In 2019, she completed her Master of Business Management from Canterbury University, and then joined Amazon as a Digital Advertising Specialist. A year and a half later, Dora joined Au Natural Skinfood as a Paid Media Marketing Specialist.
Digital Marketing Assistant
James is a hardworking and fast learning upcoming graphic designer. Since gaining a BA in COMS from the University of Canterbury, he has completed a diploma in Digital Media Design at Yoobee Colleges. His studies refined his knowledge in print design, content creation and illustration. As Au’s newest intern, his position as Digital Marketing Assistant is forever progressing and teaching him the new skills and tricks of the industry. James enjoys illustrative artworks and creating cohesive designs that catch people’s eye.
One Million Worker Bees
The backbone of the business!
Worker honey bees are the largest population within a colony and are entirely female. They forage for pollen and nectar, tend to queens and drones, feed larvae, ventilate the hive, defend the nest and perform other tasks to preserve the survival of the colony. The Au Natural Skinfood team cares deeply for the wellbeing of our bees, and therefore source our Active 16+ Mānuka honey from local apiaries who only use ethical and sustainable collection practices. This means that their hives must be placed in native vegetation free of GMOs and pesticides, and the beekeepers must leave enough honey and pollen for the bees to feed on until the next season.
Meet the Board
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.