One of the co-founders of Manuka Bioscience Limited, Stuart is an investment banker and entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and start-ups in New Zealand, Australia and UK. He has served on the board of many Australian and New Zealand public listed companies in forestry, mining, biotech and financial services.
Formal experience in private equity, entrepreneurial passion and scientific know how, Stuart has successfully led exits in biotech and agriculture. His search for a unique New Zealand high value product that could be scaled globally led him to identify the opportunities presented by mānuka oil.
Suki has a broad base of expertise in R&D, technology commercialisation, investment
and international business.
Her previous roles include: Research Scientist at DSIR Industrial Processing Division,
NZ Trade Commissioner in Indonesia and Taiwan, Manager TechNZ and Director
Commercialisation at Foundation for Research, Science & Technology, GM Business
Development & Commercialisation at Industrial Research Ltd, Director & Business
Strategist at sustainable carbon technology start-up CarbonScape Ltd, and GM
Business Development at e-commerce start-up SouthFresh Ltd.
Suki has a BSc (Hons) First Class in Chemistry from Massey University, a PhD in Chemistry
from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), and a MBA also from VUW. She also
completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT in Boston.
Rebecca Anne Hunter
Head of Marketing
Rebecca is a highly creative and analytical digital marketer with a huge passion for B2C marketing of cosmetics and personal care, having worked for a plethora of lifestyle and holistic health brands, creating, and executing digital marketing strategies globally.
She graduated with First Class Honours in Business & Marketing Management from Oxford Brookes University and since then has gained further marketing qualifications from the Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing and Squared Online; Google’s prestigious online digital marketing course.