Paula Hann
Regional VP Australia & New Zealand

Paula Hann has worked for Metagenics ANZ since 2001. During this time she has worked in various roles in sales and marketing on both the Practitioner and retail side of the business. In her time at Metagenics ANZ Paula has been responsible for multimillion dollar marketing budgets, and played an integral role in the marketing and promotion of leading retail brands like Inner Health and Ethical Nutrients. Paula and her team have lead the delivery to market of industry first probiotics and novel delivery systems of natural medicines.  Paula has also played a key role in driving the growth of market leading Practitioner brand, Metagenics, and is proud of the industry leading education for healthcare professional that Metagenics provides.  She is a passionate advocate for the industry and believes that natural medicine is the medicine of the future, and its role will only become more important as we battle to address the rising tide of chronic disease.

Paula currently holds a position on the board of the CMA (Complementary Medicines Australia), the peak body in Australia representing the complementary healthcare industry.

Peter Goldsworthy
Global Head of Supply Chain

Peter wears a number of hats in our Executive Leadership team and in the production of our high quality supplements – from Finance, Procurement, Business Development and Project Management through to Customer Service, Production, Manufacturing and Distribution.

Peter has a wide breadth of experience in leading high performing teams, all over the world, in a variety of industries and believed there are a few key elements that set Metagenics apart. Prior to Metagenics, Peter held several Executive and Senior Management positions across the APAC region with FMCG multinationals Kellogg’s and George Western Foods.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting, Masters of Commerce and is FCPA and GAICD certified. He is also the Non-Executive Director of YFS Limited, a not-for-profit Human Services organisation based in Brisbane.

Michael Micallef
Global Head of Regulatory Affairs

Boasting 20 years at Metagenics, inspired by Metagenics’ mission and vision, Michael leads Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, New Product Development and Clinical Services. His teams are responsible for liaising with various regulatory bodies across the complementary medicine space in Australia and Internationally.  Michael’s team ensure our Research and Development is aligned with the appropriate requirements, our Quality standards are maintained, our Clinical education and information is up to date and that our marketing and advertising messaging is compliant within the relevant market/s the products are sold.

Michael is an active member of Complementary Medicines Australia Regulatory Policy and Technical Committees and GMP working group to work with government in creating a favourable framework to protect public health.

Outside of his love for Metagenics, Michael is a husband and father of two great kids and as a family they love the great outdoors, playing sport and travelling where possible.

Michael Spurrell
Head of Sales

Michael started with Metagenics in 2016 before relocating from Melbourne to Brisbane in 2017 to join the Executive Leadership Team as Head of Sales.

Leading a large and diverse group of Sales Professionals, Michael is passionate about customer experience and is focused on further developing and strengthening customer partnerships. Skilled in negotiation, leading through change and Key Account Management, Michael is a strong advocate for the values of integrity, humility and respect in business.

Prior to Metagenics, Michael held senior sales positions across leading multi-national Pharmaceutical and FMCG companies and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Inspired by our mission, Michael is proud to work for a company whose products and programs make a real and measurable difference to the health and well-being of patients around the world.

Michael is married with 3 children and can be found in the hills on his Mountain Bike or by the water enjoying time with his friends and family when he’s not working.

Jean Devine
Head of People & Culture

Jean joined Metagenics in 2016, drawn to the organisation by its culture and growth.

In her role as Head of Human Resources, Jean has focused on continuing to build a positive and fun workplace culture, enhancing  workforce capability and fostering  innovation, agility and a growth mindset.

Jean has a wide range of experience across all areas of Human Resources and Safety and has worked in both public and private sector environments at an Executive level. She has qualifications in Psychology, Teaching and Occupational Health and Safety.

She is inspired by the energy and passion of the people she works with and the commitment across the entire company to the Mission of helping people live happier, healthier lives.

Matt Valeanu
Head of Commercial Finance

Meet Matt, Head of Commercial Finance APAC at Metagenics. With years of experience as a Commercial Finance Manager at Sanofi, both in the APAC region and Europe, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. He is a certified CPA with a deep understanding of the industry and market, allowing him to make informed decisions that positively impact our business. Matt joined Metagenics in 2020.

Matt Valeanu

John Gleeson
Head of Supply Chain

John joined Metagenics in 2016 as the Production Manager, then was promoted to Operations Manager overseeing Production, the Raw Materials Warehouse, and Procurement. In his new role of Head of Supply Chain - ANZ he is responsible for Production and the Raw Materials Warehouse and, oversees Customer Service & Distribution. John’s reports to the Global Head of Supply Chain and is part of the Global Supply Chain Leadership Team.

John Gleeson

Ruth O'Rourke-Hoarau
Head of Marketing

Ruth O'Rourke-Hoarau, is an accomplished marketing and communications strategist with a key strength in driving the growth journeys of businesses and brands. Ruth joined Metagenics in 2022 and has been running our high performing marketing team. With a wealth of experience across consumer products, healthcare, retail sales strategies and the not-for-product sector, Ruth has a strong track record of delivering revenue growth supported by a strong financial and commercial acumen.

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With 1200+ staff globally and presence in every major market in the world, our global footprint continues to expand.

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Metagenics Global Footprint


The Metagenics ANZ Story

The Metagenics story began in 1983 when concerned industry advocate, Jeff Katke, tested various major US nutritional suppliers' products and found that they were using low-grade ingredients and reactive excipients (in order to increase their profit margins without any concern for patients' health). Jeff decided to start his own ethical health science company, Metagenics Inc, which would produce only high quality nutritional products to be administered by properly trained Healthcare Professionals.

Under the banner of Metagenics, Leon Brosnan, a retired Pharmacist, and his son Michael, formed Health World Pty Ltd in Australia in 1985.  Both had a dream of building a company that would provide high quality nutritional supplements to Healthcare Professionals and consumers.

Renamed Metagenics in 2017, Metagenics has grown to become a market leader and one of the most trusted suppliers of Natural Medicines in Australia and New Zealand. Much of Metagenics's success is due to its strict adherence to its mission of helping people live happier, healthier lives.

Since the company's formation over 35 years ago, Metagenics's quality processes have continued to set new standards in safety and efficacy, and will continue to do so into the future. Metagenics - Australia's and New Zealand's Leading Natural Health Science Company, helping people live happier, healthier lives.

Metagenics Mission Statement


The Metagenics Quality Process

We know that the clinical benefit delivered by any natural medicine begins with the quality and strength of its raw materials.

At Metagenics, we formulate evidence-based supplements that we test ourselves, from product development through the manufacturing process, and continue to monitor even after the finished product has been released. This ensures the efficacy of our products matches our practitioner’s expectations. Metagenics’ unparalleled commitment to quality means we rigorously vet our raw material suppliers and select only high quality ingredients supported by:

• Scientific research which proves clinical efficacy;
• Thorough assessment for adulterants or substitutions;
• Toxicological analysis including checks for heavy metals, pesticides and microbial contaminants

These meticulous testing procedures ensure that we’re delivering consistently high quality, pure, clean and safe products.

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Selection of the Highest Quality Ingredients Based on Levels of

  • Scientific and Clinical Research

  • Safety and Toxicology

  • Active Constituents

  • Heavy Metals

  • Pesticides


Ingredient Quality Control Checks

  • Microbial Contamination
  • Qualitative Identity
  • High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography
  • Atomic Absorption
  • Gas Chromatography
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Manufacturing Standards that Exceed Industry GMP

  • Low Moisture

  • Low Heat

  • Natural Origin, Low Allergy Excipients

  • Low Excipient Formulas: Metagenics carefully researches any excipients used in our formulas and use safe, low reactive ingredients


Finished Product Analysis

  • Microbial Contamination

  • Quantitative Analysis of Actives

  • Disintegration Time

  • Weight and Size Uniformity

  • Moisture Content (stability)

Safety Standards

Metagenics Australia is committed to ensuring the health and safety of not only employees, but everyone who comes in contact with the organisation, by integrating safe working practices across the business.

We believe there is no higher business priority than Occupational Health and Safety and aim to achieve zero harm at all times. Our continuous improvement philosophy, on-going training, as well as implementation and review of targets, plans and procedures, means we are constantly refining workplace safety and health standards.

With a dedicated Workplace Health and Safety function to ensure we comply with all relevant Occupational/Workplace Health and Safety legislation as well as representatives across the business, we have the resources and support network for a safe, healthy and hazard free environment.