Meet the Apiam Executive Team
Dr Chris Richards
Dr Chris Richards is the Managing Director of ASX listed Apiam Animal Health Ltd, as well as the Australian subsidiary entities and joint venture companies, which provide veterinary services to Australian regional and rural communities.
Chris is also a Director of registered charity, Fur Life Foundation Ltd, which raises funds to support people in rural, regional, and remote communities
Chris is also a Director of Apiam Solutions LLC, a JV company based in the USA that provides product solutions to the Northern American production animal industries.
Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of Apiam, which has seen the develop, grow, acquire and integrate production and companion animal veterinary clinics, veterinary wholesale, logistics, laboratory and genetics services businesses since 1998 into the Apiam of today. Chris is a member of Australian Pork Limited’s Biosecurity Strategic Review Panel and ASF Advisory Group.
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew has worked in the animal health industry for over 20 years, having held finance roles both in Australia and internationally with MSD, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, including as Finance Director for Australia.
Matthew was involved in the acquisition of Intervet by Schering-Plough and then the acquisition of Schering-Plough by MSD, so has experience in large scale integrations in the animal health industry.
Matthew is a certified practising accountant.
Chief Operating Officer
Brian has worked in senior commercial and operational roles in the human and animal nutrition & health markets for over twenty years. He has worked in Australia and extensively throughout the entire Asia Pacific region in both large European multinational companies and smaller privately owned entities.
Brian has experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing and acquisition integrations, and most recently he has held a COO role in multinational chemical distribution. Brian enjoys working with people and being part of successful teams.
General Manager – People
BSc, GDipAppSc, CAHRI
Renee is a HR Leader with 20 years’ experience having worked in senior roles in a variety of industries including Agriculture, Animal Health and manufacturing.
With a focus on building partnerships with senior leaders, Renee brings experience in business integration, culture change, strategic planning, talent management and leadership development within the animal health industry to her people management role at Apiam Animal Health.
B Agr Sc, LLM(LP), FCIS
Matt is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, a member of the Law Institute Victoria and is also a Notary Public.
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