2-3 Jun 2019

Business Summit Speaker Directory


Hear from industry experts on topics related to amazon, trends, category insights, social media best practices, and more to create a profitable brand in the natural, organic and health space.


Andrew Buttery, Director of Sales and Marketing, Organic and Raw Trading Co

Andrew Buttery’s marketing career spans 28 years and diverse industries such as petroleum, biodynamic wine and FMCG. He’s a specialist in international brand building and passionate about health and sustainability. Andrew is currently relishing the challenge of transitioning MOJO to Coca Cola ownership and distribution, guiding a large and diverse team.

Angeline Achariya, CEO, Food Innovation Centre, Monash University

Angeline has more than 20 years of diverse international innovation and leadership experience in blue chip multinational companies like Masterfoods Japan, Fonterra, Yum! Brands and Mondelez International. Angeline has led cross-functional teams across innovation, strategy development, market expansion and R&D execution.

Bob Burke, Principal, Natural Products Consulting

Bob Burke is a globally renowned health and specialty products expert and a sought after speaker at Expo West and East, The Specialty Food Association’s Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows in the US and is an advisor to leading natural, organic and specialty food manufacturers and retailers worldwide.

Caleb Marshall, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tropeaka

Caleb Marshall is the co-founder and Managing Director of Tropeaka. Lauched in 2016 Tropeaka has seen exponential growth, becoming one of the fastest growing businesses in the health and fitness industry. Today, Tropeaka has a multi-million dollar yearly turnover and has global sales in more than 50 countries around the world.

Jackie Goldston, Brand and Marketing Manager, Unique Health Products

Jackie Goldston is one of Australia’s leading health marketers and has nearly two decades of experience across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She has led the brand and product launches for some of Australia’s biggest brands in nutrition and health as well as bringing new brands into the market.

Jessica Maree Gordoun, Commercial Category Manager, Coles Local

Jessica started her career at Merivale, Sydney’s most prominent hospitality group in the Central Operations team managing both the people and food sides of the business. Almost 4-years ago Jessica made the transition from food service into grocery retail with Coles Supermarkets, where she worked in the Dairy and Breakfast Merchandise Areas as a Buyer.

John-Paul Drake, Assistant General Manager, Drakes Group

Roger Drake opened his first supermarket in Mitcham, South Australia in 1974, employing 4 staff. Fast forward 45 years, and Drakes Supermarkets now operates over 60 stores in South Australia and Queensland, employing 5,500 staff and with an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion. JP joined the family business in 1990 and now works as Assistant General Manager for the Drakes Group.

Laura Doonin, Founder, Moustache Republic

Laura leads a team of creatives and developers to deliver innovative and seamless digital commerce solutions for retail brands. Her strategy and omni-channel approach has helped hundreds of brands innovate and grow their business. Laura lives and works by the philosophy that there is no dichotomy between online and offline. It’s all just life.

Peta Shulman, Founder and Director, GoodnessMe Box

Armed with knowledge and personal experience, and with a background in PR, Peta's mission is to help people make better food choices and get excited about eating clean, nourishing wholefoods. Since launching in mid-2014, the GoodnessMe Box team has sampled over 1.5 million health and wellness products in their carefully curated monthly boxes.

Peter Barraket, Managing Director, Designs for Health

Peter is the Managing Director for Australia at Designs for Health, a US-headquartered supplement firm which manufactures products for health professionals, and currently runs his own strategic advisory business called Natural Core, specialising in developing core business strategies for participants in the natural products space.

Sonya Keenan, Managing Director, Omnichannel Media Group

Sonya Keenan has been working in the digital space since dial up. As Managing Director of Omnichannel Media Group (O.M.G.) and Co-Founder of Balance by Deborah Hutton, she has been responsible for building a business that helps people to grow their own businesses online, with a career that has spanned from micro-business to the board rooms of large corporations.

Tam Al-Saad, Principal Consultant, Web Profits

A well-rounded and entrepreneurial individual with more than 12 years’ experience in working with and launching startups, Tam is skilled at managing multiple products simultaneously. With an extensive strong digital marketing background and broad business experience, he heads up Web Profits internal growth team.

Tim Sperry, President, The Tim Sperry Group

Tim Sperry brings 25 years of retail experience to his consulting to natural, organic and specialty companies. Since 2006, Tim has been consulting for the Tim Sperry Group working on go to market strategies for small, medium and large companies. His long career in retail gives him insights into retail strategies and execution.


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