Sabinsa makes new appointments in Australia


Just a week after appointing new President for its Europe operations, Sabinsa’s Australian arm has declared two new appointments – General Manager and a newly created position of Technical Advisor.

Jon Tilyard, 11-year-old-GE-veteran-turned-successful-entrepreneur, has joined Sabinsa Australia as General Manager whereas Alison Dear, nutritionist, exercise therapist and yoga teacher with 15 years’ experience has been appointed as Technical Advisor.

Jon is responsible for reorganising the business unit so commercial activities are well placed to leverage stakeholders across the desired marketing segments for Sabinsa. “I’m extremely enthusiastic about leading the Sabinsa ANZ team into a significant period of sales and profit growth,” Jon said. “Showcasing Sabinsa’s portfolio of science-backed, patented products, I’m networking industry association and influencers to raise the Sabinsa’s profile as a preferred “go to supplier.”

Alison has a degree from Sydney University in Exercise Science, has a Master of Teaching and also a Diploma of Nutrition from the Australian College of Natural Therapies. Her career highlights include Eli Lilly – Neuroscience, Roche – Learning and Development Manager, Product Specialist – Oncology and Rheumatology. As an independent consultant Alison has worked with Australians preparing and competing in the Tour de France, and conducted individual consultations and health programs to corporations including Novartis, Telstra, Paramount Pictures and Manchester Unity.

Alison will provide comprehensive technical support to sponsors and manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand. She will work with Sabinsa’s regulatory advisers Robert Forbes. In addition to complementary medicines Ali will scope out potential opportunities in cosmeceuticals, selective functional foods and beverage markets.

“We are very pleased with the team we have in place at Sabinsa Australia,” said Neeraja Shetty, Sami Labs Director and President – Strategy & Business Development, Sabinsa’s R&D-focused sister company. “The experience and talent Jon and Ali both bring to the company will be of significant benefit in expanding Sabinsa’s presence in Australia and New Zealand.”

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