Our Team 2018-09-10T14:40:34+00:00
Our Team

Meet Our Board

Peter Fennessy | Chairman of the Board
Peter leads our board and helps Anagenix to develop business, investment and intellectual property strategies. He is an ex-Chairman of Blis Technology and NZBio, New Zealand’s industry body for the biotechnology sector, and was one of the biotech brains behind AbacusBio, an Australasian market leader in agribusiness consulting and associated new business development.
Chris Johnson | Executive Director
A founding Anagenix director, Chris is an experienced investor and business advisor who understands the path to success in the nutraceutical ingredients market. Before joining Anagenix, he assisted a number of New Zealand businesses to successfully export premium gourmet foods to the USA and UK. He also founded and grew a New Zealand tech company to become a global leader in the printing and graphic arts industry.
Wayne Mulligan | Non-Executive Director
Wayne has held many senior management and strategy positions within New Zealand public and private sector organisations and currently holds a number of trusteeships and directorships. He specialises in systems thinking and has authored 30 business case studies on Maori organisations, as well as a report on key Maori business characteristics. In 2007 he received the Dame Mira Szaszy Maori Business Alumni Award from the University of Auckland Business School. Wayne’s iwi affiliations are: Taranaki, Ngati Maniapoto, Te Atiawa – Taranaki Whanui ki te Whanganui a Tara
Danny Ho | Non-Executive Director
Danny Ho is a senior partner at Zana Capital. Danny has more than 20 years of experience in the private equity investment and investment banking sector, as well as post-investment portfolio management and divestments.

Before joining Zana Capital, Danny was the Vice President at the speciality private equity investment division of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”). He led strategic investments across several market segments such as retail, financial services and infrastructure including consumer related sectors. Earlier, Danny was in charge of the merger and acquisition arm at Crosby Corporate Advisory within the China and South Asia regions.

Danny is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) and is a also a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (“AIMR”).
Craig Johnson | Non-Executive Director
Craig Johnson served in the NZ Army as an Officer. Since leaving the army Craig has developed a wealth of investment knowledge and expertise including joining the treasury at The National Bank of New Zealand, holding roles as Head of Money Markets and Liquidity (this role involved managing the banks wholesale balance sheet), and Head of Trading (responsible for all wholesale trading - FX and interest rates) and Chairman of the NZ Financial Markets Association. Prior to National Bank of New Zealand, Craig was the Head of International Sales at ABN Amro (Sydney).

Craig has invested in Globalhort NZL a horticulture business based in China in 2006, and became Chairman in 2011. Craig moved to China in 2013 and has spent the last 5 years gaining an understanding of the Chinese market and continues to develop relationships and sales channels.

Meet Our People

Chris Johnson | Managing Director
A founding Anagenix director, Chris is an experienced investor and business advisor who understands the path to success in the nutraceutical ingredients market. Before joining Anagenix, he assisted a number of New Zealand businesses to successfully export premium gourmet foods to the USA and UK. He also founded and grew a New Zealand tech company to become a global leader in the printing and graphic arts industry.
Jane Calvert | Legal Officer
Jane is responsible for the legal and intellectual property activities of Anagenix. She is a registered New Zealand and Australian patent attorney and lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property and related legal matters. Jane also has a PhD in organic chemistry.
Emma Graham | Product Champion – Actazin®/Livaux®
Emma helps Anagenix to translate proven science into consumer benefits, which assists us to identify market opportunities and develop brands for our functional food ingredients. She has seven years commercial lab experience, working in the field of food and environmental forensics and trace environmental chemistry. Emma holds a Master of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Auckland.
Alice Stewart | Product Champion – BerriQi®
Alice is directly involved with product development at Anagenix. She has a background in bioactive natural products and is passionate about science and innovation. She also has experience in R&D and technical sales in the beverage and high-tech industries. Alice holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Waikato.
Kathy Liu | Regulatory Affairs
Kathy joined Anagenix as an intern when she was pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Auckland. She later joined the team fulltime as an Analyst and has now moved on to manage all of Anagenix’s regulatory compliance matters. Kathy has a BSc in Biomedical Science and a Master of Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Auckland.
Elizabeth Tay | Marketing Director, Asia
Elizabeth has an incisive marketing brain that is tuned to connecting New Zealand natural ingredients to the specific needs of global consumers. She has a proven record of delivering results across the different geographies and cultures of Asia, including Thailand, China, India and the Mekong. In recent years, Elizabeth has developed a passion for health and wellness and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition with Hawthorn University.
Nuchnapa Warunwutthi | Customer Service Thailand
May is a professional marketing communicator. She has been working in the marketing communication field for nearly 20 years. Her experience ranges from digital marketing, marketing communication consultanting, retail marketing communication, branding, CRM, and shopper/consumer research.
Joanna Madgwick | Creative Designer
Joanna brings our brands to life through graphic design and imagery. She’s also involved with creating websites and animated videos that explain the benefits of our products to consumers. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Design majoring in Visual Communication and has many years of experience with brand identity development, packaging and corporate communications.
Vicki Brassey | Administration
Vicki helps to keep Anagenix running smoothly by maintaining a watchful eye over our day-to-day operation. She has gained over 30 years administrative, procurement and logistics experience in a variety of business operations and she has an interest in sport and health nutrition.
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