During the early years of his career in the creative industry, James worked under a number of iconic creative leaders. At 27, James did what most driven people do in the advertising business; start their own company. Beginning from nothing, James quickly grew the award-winning business into a successful agency that managed to carve a unique niche in the New Zealand marketplace. Since then, James has started and grown a number of successful businesses and consulted to many.
James holds a MBA from Southern Cross University in NSW, Australia. He also sits on the not-for-profit board of Macular Degeneration New Zealand and is the Ambassador to BNZ Small Business, Entrepreneurship.
Dr Mark Gray
MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC, FRCPA, ABPath, ABDermpath,FRACCS, FASMS Specialist Dermatologist, Specialist Pathologist, Specialist Dermatopathologist, Mohs Surgeon.
Dermatologist, Director Product and R&D
Harvard-trained pathologist and dermatologist Dr. Mark Gray deeply understands the science of skin. As the founding Director of the largest provider of skin medical and surgical services in New Zealand, he’s spent the past 20 years listening to his patients struggle with the skincare world’s mixed messages: effective ingredients that are harmful; natural ingredients that don’t deliver results.
Armed with the belief that skincare is evolutionary, he explored breaking scientific advancements and societal trends towards globalism, environmentalism and rising ethical standards to find the ideal balance between health and efficacy.
Director Channel Partnerships
Suzanah’s has an extensive career with a focus on the health, well-being and medical sectors. For more than 20 years she worked as a nurse in wards, operating theatres and in laboratories. In recent years she returned to study, completing a Bachelor of Business (Management and Commercial Law). Suzanah is mother to three intelligent and sporty young adults. Whilst raising her children and working, she has also modeled part-time and completed formal training in hair and make-up design.
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