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.

Brian Scutt

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 Counsel

Matt Gallagher

General Counsel

B Agr Sc, LLM (LP), FCIS

Matt is an experienced science-trained legal and compliance advisor with business and corporate involvement in life sciences, manufacturing and agribusiness globally. He has worked in Australia and Asia and held legal, global management and development positions in publicly listed multinational companies. Matt has most recently held a senior legal management role for an ASX 200 company.

Matt is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, a member of the Law Institute Victoria and is also a Notary Public.