Natural Health Products NZ Announces New Board Member

The industry umbrella group that represents New Zealand’s natural products, functional foods, complementary medicines, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals industries has announced the election of one new board member and the re-election of two.

Natural Health Products NZ also fare-welled long-standing board member Leigh Kite, who has held the role since 2012.

The newly-elected Natural Health Products NZ board member Dr Rod Claycomb is the Co-Founder and Innovation Director of Quantec Ltd, a Waikato-based company specialising in the development and commercialisation of high value naturally derived bio-actives. He has an extensive background in the dairy industry, filling roles from pure and applied research through to commercialisation.

Dr Claycomb joins the following people on the Board:

  • Lorraine Moser (Vitaco) – Chairperson
  • Samantha Gray (BioEquitas)
  • Jackie Herbert (New Zealand Health Manufacturing)
  • Chris Johnson (Anagenix)
  • Peter Lehrke (PharmaNZ) – re-elected
  • Aviette Musin (Health Post and Bio Balance)
  • Claire Quin (Alaron Products)
  • Phil Rasmussen (Phytomed Medicinal Herbs) – re-elected

Chairperson Lorraine Moser says Dr Claycomb will be a valuable addition to the Board: “He is passionate about the New Zealand natural industry’s place in the world and is highly committed to supporting the industry to grow our already significant contribution to the economy.”

Ms Moser also thanked Leigh Kite for her long-standing service to the Board, and congratulated Peter Lehrke and Phil Rasmussen for their re-election.