• About Us

    About Us

    AQUI-S: Based in New Zealand, Exporting to the World

Meet the Team

Our team are ready to provide technical support and tested solutions with their relevant qualifications and extensive industry experience.

Dr Don Bell - PhD

Dr Don Bell - PhD

Managing Director 2
Don Bell has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and financial management of the company. He was involved in the development of AQUI-S® and has a background in chemistry and biochemical engineering.
Randal Phillips - BSc

Randal Phillips - BSc

General Manager
Randal has overall responsibility for the day to day activities of the team, with specific responsibilities in manufacturing and operations, regulatory affairs, and project management. His background is in pharmaceutical manufacture both in production and quality management capacities.
Nic Paton - BAqua (Hons)

Nic Paton - BAqua (Hons)

Technical & Marketing Manager
Nic provides technical support for our customers. He has a strong technical and practical background in aquaculture. After completing the Bachelor of Aquaculture in Tasmania he completed his honours project involving the Australian barramundi industry. Nic has also worked extensively in the Tasmanian salmon industry.
Hope Bautista

Hope Bautista

QA Manager
Hope ensures that our products and processes meet customer and regulatory requirements. She has oversight on product release, investigative processes, change control, document management, training, supplier management and internal audits. Her experiences in the biotechnology, animal health and pharmaceutical industries give her a strong foundation on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Duncan Mckay

Duncan Mckay

Regulatory Manager and Quality Systems Advisor
Duncan has over 30 years’ experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry and has worked in product development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs. His current areas of responsibilities include growing and maintaining the companies regulatory submissions and supporting the quality management system.
Olga Likhatcheva

Olga Likhatcheva

Office Administrator
Olga ensures that administration and sales services for our clients is of the highest standard. Olga also has extensive experience in quality control and carries out Quality Assurance (QA) of finished product and internal audits of Quality Systems.
Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett

Lab Supervisor
Rob joined AQUI-S New Zealand Ltd in August 2016 as Laboratory Supervisor. He brings to the team 23 years’ experience in pharmaceutical vaccine manufacture. He is skilled in analytical procedures and standard microbiological techniques and has experience with a wide variety of instrumentation techniques.
Anneke Walls

Anneke Walls

QA/QC Assistant
Anneke is part of the QA Team ensuring our products and processes meet regulatory requirements. Anneke also helps with raw material and primary packaging release as well as product testing. Anneke has 30 years’ experience in laboratories and raw material release in the pharmaceutical industry.
Jessie Chisnall - MBmedSc

Jessie Chisnall - MBmedSc

Process Chemist
Jessie’s role covers a variety of areas including product and process development, design and installation of new equipment, validation, GMP documentation and assisting with quality control and assurance activities. She has experience in synthetic organic chemistry, having completed her Masters degree in this area.
Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams

Production Supervisor
As Production Supervisor, Teresa provides supervision and hands on assistance with the manufacture of AQUI-S products and active ingredients. Her background is in protein biochemistry, focusing on the purification of high purity diagnostic reagents and custom pharmaceuticals for the global market. Within this industry she has experience in Production Management, Production and Quality Control and Research and Development.
Ross Braybrook - Dip Industrial Production

Ross Braybrook - Dip Industrial Production

Production Planning Coordinator
Ross’s experience in veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturing spans 30 years and includes large and small-scale media prep for bacterial vaccines, adjuvant manufacture, and production of pharmaceutical ingredients to cGMP standards. As Production Supervisor, Ross oversees the production area from active ingredient manufacture to final product formulation.

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