Prior to becoming a Senior Advisor, Richard has been a mentor and an industry advisor to Bioactive for a number of years.
Currently Richard is the CEO of Quintis and non-executive director of Cymra Life Sciences.
Richard has been working with natural medicines and health products for over 10 yrs. He worked in a variety of senior executive positions before being appointed CEO of Blackmores Ltd, the largest Australian Natural Medicine and Supplements company.
Richard drove major change at Blackmores, particularly the significant move to become a manufacturer for the first time in the company’s history, and he oversaw the doubling of Blackmores supply chain capacity to meet extraordinary and sudden export demand. His successful implementation of this strategy contributed to Blackmores’ net profit after tax for the 2016 financial year increasing by 115 per cent.
He was on the board of Complementary Medicines Australia for 7yrs and president for 5yrs. Richard understands the go to market strategies, regulatory challenges and distribution channels for vitamin, mineral & nutritional supplements extremely well. He holds a Masters in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Australian NATURAL THERAPIST Journal
Australian Natural Therapists Association reviews Khapregesic®
‘The Natural Therapist’ is the journal of the peak practitioner organisation, the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
TGA approved, the lost traditional medicine plant Khaya senegalensis is profiled for its polyphenol-rich wellness characteristics:
1. High anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving factors to calm an inflamed gut,
2. High antioxidant levels to aid gut-cell repair, and
3. Prebiotics to feed ‘good’ gut-bacteria.
Clinical testing of the Khaya senegalensis formula, Khapregesic® backs up traditional medicine and scientific claims of efficacy for several modern health complaints.
The khaya used in these medicines is Australian Certified Organic and sustainably grown in Australia’s Tropical North, the most pristine agricultural region on earth. All products are 100% processed in Australia under GMP in TGA licensed facilities.
Our purity credentials are impeccable. From the certified organic khaya, Khapregesic® is free from artificial flavouring, colouring, preservatives and any animal by-products making it vegan-friendly. These khaya formulations have also minimised allergic reactions by excluding gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, corn, cereals, eggs, nuts, and yeast.