Executive Team

Dr Chris Richards

Managing Director


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 responsible for the strategic direction of Apiam, which has seen them 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 also a Director of registered charity, Fur Life Foundation Ltd, which raises funds to support people in rural, regional, and remote communities

Matthew White

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.

Renee Waters

Chief People Officer


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.

Dr Duncan Runciman

Chief Veterinary Officer

BVSc (Hons) PhD

Duncan has been practicing as a veterinarian since 1994. He has worked in mixed practices in regional Victoria. Duncan has been involved in university teaching, research, and product development while expanding services within a large veterinary practice in Maffra.

Duncan is passionate about developing people and expanding services within rural clinical practice to build rewarding careers in the veterinary industry while providing regional Australia with excellence in veterinary care.