Alex Turnbull​ - CEO

Alex joined Manuka Health in September 2021 as CEO. He brings a passion and energy to accelerate the growth and transformation of Manuka Health into a globally loved health and wellness brand.

Alex is a senior executive leader with global experience across a range of roles, complex organisations, and major international food markets. Most recently, he assisted New Zealand’s Ministry of Health with their COVID-19 response around critical medical equipment needs. He holds a Chemical & Materials Engineering degree (University of Auckland) and P.G Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology (Massey University).

Alex champions the Manuka Health way - to Live Potently. Known for his positive energy and transparent approach, Alex aspires to bring the best of New Zealand nature to our consumers, customers and our people, staying balanced and inspired spending time with his wife and 3 children, playing guitar and practicing his favourite sports.

Kate Kember - General Manager Marketing

Kate Kember

Kate Kember is Manuka Health’s General Manager, Marketing and Research & Development. Kate is an experienced, strategic marketer with more than 15 years’ marketing experience across B2B, Corporate and FMCG brands, holding global and local market roles.​

Kate most recently held roles within Fonterra, across multiple areas of the business. She has an extensive range of skills including consumer, service and corporate brand development, corporate reputation and social responsibility programmes, leadership, culture and team development.​

At Manuka Health Kate is leading the global marketing and product development programme, ensuring that the company continues to build an exceptional natural healthcare brand.​

David Campbell - General Manager Supply Chain

Dave Campbell

David Campbell is Manuka Health’s General Manager of Supply Chain. Previously our General Manager of Apiculture Operations where he built the number one Manuka honey production business in the country from scratch, Dave has more than 10 years’ agribusiness experience and has been a beekeeper for over 20 years. ​

Dave is also qualified Veterinary Scientist and a Nuffield Scholar. He is respected for his dairy sector achievements including developing and leading unique livestock performance strategies, management of multi-farm businesses and on-farm innovation.​

At Manuka Health Dave oversees the entire operations and apiculture functions, ensuring we continue to source and produce the highest quality bee products with a strong focus on process improvement and agility to achieve excellence.

Syntia Leite - General Manager People and Culture

Syntia Leite

Syntia brings her extensive global People and Culture experience to MH, having worked in small, big corporations, start up and  IPO’s, in varies industries like FMCG, IT and Telecommunications. Before moving to NZ in 2017, she was the HR part of executive team at Kraft Heinz responsible for the expansion of the business in APAC region.

Born in Brazil and worked in many other countries including China and Singapore, she has been an advocate on having collaboration and inclusion as an HR standard  practice to create a culture of high performing

At Manuka Health Syntia is leading the People and Culture area supporting the company and the people to grow, and become the best company to work for.

Syntia is mother of two, appreciates the balance of working and being with her family, friends, and always up for any sports.  She is bachelor in Business Administration, MBA at Fundacao Dom Cabral and ICF Certified Coach 

Anoushka Hatch​ - General Manager Finance & IT

Anoushka Hatch

Anoushka is a seasoned financial professional with experience across a variety of industries in public practice, as well as senior commercial roles in FMCG, and corporate assurance.

Anoushka most recently played a major role at My Food Bag through their IPO journey and implementing their ERP system, where she gained a reputation for successfully working with young companies.  She brings top-tier experience in building and training finance teams. Anoushka had a decade of experience with KPMG across their Assurance and Corporate Finance practices. 

Anoushka has a keen eye for developing young and innovative businesses that New Zealanders love; and is passionate about supporting high growth companies to reach their potential.

Anoushka is also a mother of four sport mad kiwi kids and is a passionate about mental health advocate.