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  • Investor Centre

    Welcome

    We are an international natural health products company backed by a strong New Zealand heritage. We are committed to the development of innovative natural health and wellbeing products, backed by credible scientific research.

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  • Market Announcements
    • 2020
    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2020 Notice of Annual Meeting

      September 2020

      2020 Annual Report

      September 2020

      Comvita Limited Annual Meeting and Director Nominations

      August 2020

      2020 Full Year Announcement

      August 2020

      • Comvita transformation driving earnings improvements - Download
      • Results Announcement - Download
      • Financial Statements - Download
      • Investor Presentation - Download

      Comvita Full Year Results, Conference Call Details

      August 2020

      Comvita confirms its unaudited year-end performance

      July 2020

      Comvita announces Chief Financial Officer appointment

      July 2020

      Comvita successfully completes Retail Entitlement Offer

      June 2020

      Capital Change Notice

      June 2020

      CVT completes Institutional Entitlement Offer & Placement

      May 2020

      Comvita announces NZ$50 million equity raising

      May 2020

      Strong demand continues and honey harvest comes in above expectations

      April 2020

      Amended Interim Release (no change to financial results)

      March 2020

      Comvita classed as an ‘Essential Business’

      March 2020

      Market Update

      March 2020

      Strong online sales for Comvita

      March 2020

      Investor Presentation

      February 2020

      2020 Half Year Announcement

      February 2020

      Comvita Half Year Results Conference Call Details

      February 2020

      Comvita Announces – Acting Chief Financial Officer Appointment

      February 2020

      Launch of new Company Structure

      January 2020

    • Comvita Share Buy Back Programme

      December 2019

      Comvita appoints new CEO

      December 2019

      Comvita advises results of resolutions at Annual Meeting

      October 2019

      ASM Presentation

      October 2019

      2019 Notice of Annual Meeting

      October 2019

      2019 Annual Report

      September 2019

      Changes in Senior Personnel and Interim Structure

      Sept 2019

      Comvita Limited annual meeting and director nominations

      Sept 2019

      Chairman & Executive Director remarks from results call

      Aug 2019

      Comvita announces changes to the Board of Directors

      Aug 2019

      2019 Full Year Announcement

      Aug 2019

      Comvita full year results, conference call details

      Aug 2019

      Comvita provisional full year results

      Aug 2019

      Results announcement date update

      Aug 2019

      Comvita CEO to Step Down

      June 2019

      Comvita Strategy Post China Marketplace Acquisition

      June 2019

      Comvita Update on Honey Harvest and Market Forecast

      May 2019

      Leadership Team Update

      April 2019

      Comvita acquires remaining 49% of its China Joint Venture

      April 2019

      Director Resignation

      April 2019

      Investor Presentation

      February 2019

      2019 Half Year Announcement

      February 2019

    • Acquisition of World Class Queen Bee Breeding Operation

      November 2018

      Implementation of Manuka Plantation Strategy for Comvita

      November 2018

      ASM Presentation

      October 2018

      2018 Annual Report

      September 2018

      2018 Notice of Annual Meeting

      September 2018

      Investor Presentation

      August 2018

      2018 Full Year Announcement

      August 2018

      Leadership Team Update

      July 2018

      Comvita Director Retirement

      July 2018

      Comvita investment in Apiter – update

      July 2018

      Comvita announces investment in Propolis manufacturer

      June 2018

      Update on Due Diligence Process By Third Party

      May 2018

      2018 Profit Guidance and Due Diligence

      April 2018

      Investor Presentation

      February 2018

      2018 Half Year Announcement

      February 2018

      • Comvita announces a strong Half Year result - Download
      • Appendix 1 - Results - Download
      • Appendix 7 - Dividend - Download
      • Interim Financial Statements - Download

      Honey Season Update

      January 2018

    • ASM Presentation

      October 2017

      2017 Notice of Annual Meeting

      September 2017

      2017 Annual Report

      September 2017

      Investor presentation

      August 2017

      2017 Full Year Announcement

      July 2017

      New research advances Manuka honey definition

      August 2017

      Comvita strengthens Leadership Team

      July 2017

      Comvita will announce full year results on 22 August 2017

      July 2017

      Comvita completes China Distribution Joint Venture

      July 2017

      Myrtle Rust low risk to Manuka Industry

      June 2017

      Comvita appoints GM for China Joint Venture

      June 2017

      Comvita Statement - Myrtle Rust

      May 2017

      Comvita announces two new Directors

      May 2017

      Comvita Updates Previous Guidance

      April 2017

      Investor Presentation

      June 2017

      2017 Half Year Announcement

      February 2017

      Honey Season and Profit Guidance to 30 June 2017

      January 2017

      Comvita to realise NZ$30m from US transactions

      January 2017

    • ASM Resolutions

      October 2016

      Independent Directors

      October 2016

      ASM Presentation

      October 2016

      Leadership Team Update October 2016

      October 2016

      Placement and MOU with China Resources Ng Fung Limited

      October 2016

      2016 Notice of Annual Meeting

      September 2016

      Myrtle Rust low risk to Manuka Industry

      June 2017

      Myrtle Rust low risk to Manuka Industry

      June 2017

      2016 Annual Report

      September 2016

      Comvita to form distribution Joint Venture in China

      September 2016

      Investor Presentation

      August 2016

      Comvita and Capilano collaboration update

      August 2016

      Comvita and Putake Group joint venture - update

      July 2016

      Investor Presentation

      June 2016

      Comvita makes leadership team appointments

      June 2016

      Comvita increases interest in SeaDragon by way of convertible loan

      May 2016

      Comvita and Putake Group Announce Joint Venture

      May 2016

      Comvita achieve record result

      May 2016

      Investor presentation

      May 2016

      Comvita Director Resignation

      April 2016

      Comvita to enter the SP/NZX 50

      April 2016

      Comvita appoints new Independent Director

      April 2016

      Comvita outlines leadership team changes for next phase of development

      March 2016

      Comvita OLE trial shows benefits on Cardiovascular Health

      March 2016

      Comvita and Capilano collaborate in Australian apiary operations

      March 2016

      Strong Uptake in Share Scheme for Honey Suppliers

      January 2016

    • Derma Sciences halts phase III clinical trial

      November 2015

      2016 Half Year Announcement

      November 2015

      • Comvita Upgrades Earnings on Back of Strong First Half Result - Download
      • Appendix 1 - Results - Download
      • Appendix 7 - Dividend - Download
      • Interim Financial Statements - Download

      Investor Presentation

      November 2015

      Comvita announces share buy back from Escrow

      October 2015

      SeaDragon announces successful capital raising

      October 2015

      Comvita appoints Scott Coulter as new CEO

      September 2015

      Comvita and SeaDragon Agreement

      September 2015

      Comvita announces change in balance date

      August 2015

      Partly Paid Share Scheme Variations

      July 2015

      ASM resolutions

      July 2015

      Independent Directors

      July 2015

      Comvita forecast full year earnings to rise more than 35%

      July 2015

      ASM Presentation

      July 2015

      2015 Annual Meeting - Director Fee Resolution

      July 2015

      Comvita trial demonstrates positive effect of Olive Leaf Extract on cardiovascular disease

      June 2015

      2015 Notice of Annual Meeting

      June 2015

      2015 Annual report

      June 2015

      Comvita Investor Update

      April 2015

      Restructure of New Zealand Honey Co-Operative

      April 2015

      Comvita Announces Record Earnings

      May 2015

      Investor Presentation

      May 2015

      Comvita Will Comfortably Achieve Guidance

      April 2015

      Supplier Group Share Scheme

      February 2015

    • Capital Raising Successfully Completed

      December 2014

      Renounceable Rights Offer Update

      December 2014

      Fact Sheet

      November 2014

      Comvita Announce Rights Issue

      November 2014

      • Comvita Announce Rights Issue - Announcement
      • Rights Issue Presentation - Download
      • Chairman’s Letter – Renouncable Rights Issue - Download
      • CVT Offer Document – Download
      • CVT Offer Document – Printable Version
      • Notice of Offer of Same Class Financial Products - Download
      • Appendix 7 – Renounceable Rights Offer of Ordinary Shares - Download
      • Chairmans Letter – Rights Issue to Ineligible Shareholders - Download

      2015 Half Year Announcement

      November 2014

      Investor Presentation

      November 2014

      Joint Venture announced with East Taupo Lands Trust

      November 2014

      Half-year result conference call details

      November 2014

      Comvita Investor Update

      October 2014

      Instrument to Amend Registered Prospectus

      October 2014

      Strategic Update and Earnings Outlook

      September 2014

  • Results & Reporting
    • FY2020
    • FY2019
    • FY2018
    • FY2017
    • FY2016
    • FY2015
  • Our People
    • Board Of Directors
    • Leadership Team
    • Brett Hewlett

      B.Food.Tech, MBA, MInstD | Independent Chair | Mount Maunganui

      Brett is a professional director and consultant. He is an Independent Director and Chairman of Comvita Ltd (NZX:CVT), Independent Director of private company BlueLab Corporation Ltd, Independent Director of Quayside Holdings Ltd., and Chairman of Priority One, Tauranga and Western BOP’s economic development agency.
      From 2005-2015 Brett was the Chief Executive Officer of Comvita. Prior to Comvita, he held a number of senior roles with global packaging firm Tetra Pak. Other former Governance and Advisory board roles include: Derma Sciences Inc. (DSCI:Nasdaq), SeaDragon (SEA:NZX), Enterprise Angels, NZTE’s Better by Design Advisory Board and Member of the Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group.
      Brett has a Bachelor of Food Technology from Massey University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland. He has also completed advanced management programmes at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. Brett is a Member of the Institute of Directors.

      Paul Reid

      Independent Director | Wellington

      Paul is an innovative thinker who understands digital trends and application in the commercial area. Currently Paul is Chair of Figured (an accounting platform for farming businesses) and Volpara ZHelath Technologies (ASX:VHT), Director of Christchurch Airport and an advisory board member to several technology businesses. He has held a number of key executive roles in the transformation of businesses including NZ Post Group, Air New Zealand, MetService and Carter Holt Harvey. Paul holds honours degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research. In May 2017, Paul joined the Board.

      Luke Bunt

      CA | Independent Director | Auckland

      A professional director and consultant, Luke has over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing in both durable goods and FMCG and has considerable experience in financial services and property. He has held senior executive positions in a number of well-known New Zealand corporates, both public and private. This includes ten years with The Warehouse Group where he was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Property, and 10 years with the DB Group where he was Group General Manager Finance and Planning. Luke is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joined the Comvita board in July 2014.

      Bob Major

      MSc | Independent Director | Tauranga

      Bob Major has a Master’s degree in Science from Massey University. He has spent the majority of his career in various roles within the New Zealand dairy industry, working for Fonterra, the New Zealand Dairy Board and the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute. He has held global leadership roles for Fonterra in a number of areas including strategy, mergers and acquisitions, ingredients sales and marketing and innovation. He has held regional leadership roles in the Middle East, Hong Kong and China, and was on the senior leadership team of both the New Zealand Dairy Board and Fonterra.
      Bob is Chairman of Gibbs Holdings (Nelson) Ltd, and a director of BioVittoria and Miro Berries. He Chairs High Value Nutrition, one of the National Science Challenges, the Avocado Primary Growth Partnership and is a member of the Oriens Capital Investment Committee. Bob is a past Chair of The Mud House Wine Group and has been a director of Westland Milk Products, the Sealord Group, Kiwirail and Barker Fruit Processors. Bob is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

      Sarah Kennedy

      Independent Director | Auckland

      Sarah is the CEO of Calocurb Ltd, a New Zealand owned company commercialised from extensive research performed by Plant and Food Research. The wellness products are currently sold direct to consumer in over 10 countries. Prior to this she was the CEO of Designer Textiles International. From 2011 to 2014, Sarah was with Fonterra and held roles as Vice President International Farming based in China, Managing Director of Dairy Nutrition and Managing Director of RD1 - Fonterra's chain of rural retail stores. Prior to that, Sarah had 10 years as Managing Director of Healtheries/Vitaco NZ Limited and during this time she handled the sales and distribution role for Comvita in NZ. During her time at Healtheries, she oversaw the merger of Healtheries with Nutralife, doubling the size of the organisation and increasing market share significantly in both NZ and Australia, along with taking the business into international markets. Sarah is originally a veterinarian by training and has held a number of other senior executive positions in agribusiness and food industries. Sarah joined Comvita as a Director in July 2015.

      Cheng Dayong

      Director | Hong Kong

      Mr. Cheng Dayong is the General Counsel of the Legal & Secretarial Department at China Resources Enterprise, Limited. China Resources own approximately 6.57% of Comvita. Mr Cheng joined China Resources Group in 2003. Prior to that, he had worked in private practice and has extensive experience in corporate and commercial legal work as well as regulatory compliance.
      Mr. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of International Business and Economics, China. He is a member of All China Lawyers Association and a resident of Hong Kong.

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      Zhu Guangping

      Director | Shenzhen

      Mr. Zhu Guangping established Shenzhen Comvita Natural Food Co. Ltd in 2004, which introduced the Comvita brand into the China market and set up the first franchised store of Comvita. Shenzhen Comvita Natural Food Co. Ltd was Comvita’s exclusive distributor in China for 12 years prior to selling 51% to Comvita in 2017. Comvita acquired the balance of 49% in July 2019.
      In addition to Comvita business, Mr. Zhu owns and operates businesses in manufacturing, real estate and retail. He has extensive experience in business management, strategy, investment and luxury goods industries. He has held directorship and chairmanship positions in a number of public and private companies in China and Hong Kong. Mr Zhu holds an EMBA from CKGSB.

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    • David Banfield

      Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

      David Banfield joined Comvita in January 2020 as Chief Executive Officer.

      An entrepreneurial International Managing Director/CEO with significant experience leading both private and public sector business with revenues up to €300 Million. First-hand experience in Acquisition, eCommerce, Direct to Consumer, Global Retail (Brand and Private label), B2B, B2C Manufacturing and Supply Chain across four continents. Results delivered through deep cultural understanding and motivation and development of multicultural International teams.

      Nigel Greenwood

      Chief Financial Officer

      Nigel has had extensive experience in finance having held senior executive finance roles with various New Zealand companies. Prior to joining Comvita, Nigel held CFO roles with Synlait Milk Ltd, Crane Distribution NZ Ltd, Gough Group Ltd and Lyttelton Port Company Ltd. Nigel is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Directors. Nigel has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting) and has completed the General Manager Programme at the University of Michigan. He was also a finalist of the Deloitte CFO of the year in 2018.

      Colin Baskin

      DipT, MBA (Distinction) | Chief Operating Officer Supply

      Colin Baskin, has had an international career in Supply Chain within the Primary Sector and joined Comvita in 2007 from ZESPRI International Ltd, where he was Global Supply Manager. In 2014, as General Manager Supply Chain, Colin personally received the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership Export Achievement Award and in May 2015 the Comvita Supply Chain was awarded the NZ China Trade Association (NZCTA) award for Supply Chain Innovation.

      As Chief Operating Officer Supply, Colin has responsibility for Comvita's global supply network including, Olive Products Australia, NZ Honey and the Comvita Apiaries operations. Leading a large team, Colin's focus is on delivering supply efficiencies and enhancing our Supply Partnership.

      Holly Brown

      Chief Purpose & Transformation Officer

      Holly joined Comvita in 2019 and is an accomplished executive leader and advisor. With a corporate career spanning more than 20 years across blue chip brands and organisations, Holly has most recently held the senior positions of Head of HR, Head of Corporate Affairs and General Manager Greater China for Zespri International. Supremely adaptable, Holly has a proven track record as an Executive in the HR field and has successfully made the rare transition to commercial management in Asia. She spent three years in Shanghai, ultimately running the Greater China region for Zespri with P&L responsibility at NZD700M. Holly is genuinely strategic and results oriented.

      Andy Cheng

      Chief Executive Officer Asia

      Andy is an inspiring leader with entrepreneurial spirit that has driven 20 years’ non-stop successes under GLOCAL environments in retail, consulting, and premium manufacturing; ranging from business transformation ($200M savings), M&A integration ($1.5Bn deal), new market development (built a profitable Asia market in 3 years), corporate culture reshape to family business going public ($800M). As the Regional CEO, Andy is growing Comvita faster and better across Asia to deliver the exponential growth and long-term resilience of total Comvita.

      Tracy Brown

      Chief Supply Chain Officer

      Tracy Brown joined Comvita in June 2020 and brings a strong primary industry set of experience in operations, commercial management, supply chain leadership and S & OP. Formerly with Zespri, Tracy held a range of Supply Chain management positions during her 16 years with the organisation, including Commercial Manager, Supply Operations Manager, and latterly Head of Global Supply Chain Development. In addition to Supply Chain, Tracy has a background in Finance. Tracy is a Chartered Accountant (CAANZ and ICAEW) and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies. Tracy has also completed executive management programmes at INSEAD (International Executive Development) and Monash University. Prior to joining Zespri, Tracy held roles with Johnson & Johnson, MRI Moores Rowland and KPMG.

      Adrian Barr

      Chief Business Development Officer

      Adrian Barr joined Comvita in March 2020 as Acting Chief Financial Officer

      Bringing extensive experience in both financial and commercial environments to the business, Adrian was retained by Comvita in September 2019 to lead a strategic review of Comvita’s Supply Chain and Financial Planning functions. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer for The True Honey Co, and he was Chief Executive Officer for Simply Squeezed between 2009 and 2014. Adrian served as General Manager for Invacare NZ and held a number of senior financial and commercial leadership roles with Mainland Products Limited over a period spanning more than 13 years. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, capital management, corporate finance, as well as infrastructure export development in line with funding and customer requirements.

      Dr Jackie Evans

      PhD, BSc (Hons) Microbiology | Chief Science Officer

      Chief Science Officer, Dr Jackie Evans joined Comvita in 2017. Jackie has a background in both the public and private sector and significant experience leading international teams delivering global Science and Research programmes. Prior to joining Comvita Jackie held senior clinical research positions in the United Kingdom for pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Amgen managing global clinical trial programmes for HIV and cancer medicines. More recently she held Senior positions at PHARMAC, the New Zealand Governments’ Medicines Funding Agency, where she was responsible for critically appraising the science behind medicines and negotiating multimillion dollar funding contracts with International Pharmaceutical companies. In her role as Chief Science Officer Jackie is focused on advancing the science supporting the quality and health benefits of our key ingredients and improving productivity and profitability across the supply chain. She combines scientific expertise with excellent leadership and communication abilities and a deep understanding of commercial and strategic outcomes. Jackies hold a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from the University of Reading, and a PhD in Virology from University College London, UK.

      Corey Blick

      General Manager – North America

      Corey Blick joined Comvita in May 2016 where he has successfully led a brand transformation to fit the North American consumer, profitably built out Comvita's e-Commerce business and launched Comvita into wholesale and retail channels. Corey has extensive experience in brand marketing, and omni-channels distribution including Direct-to-Consumer, as well as natural, grocery, and club channel sales management. He co-founded FRS, an innovative healthy energy supplement brand which has amassed over $200M USD in sales since inception, has held executive roles in functional beverage, as well as ran brand strategy and new business development at a leading-edge brand agency in San Francisco. Corey brings both strategic direction and operationally efficient execution to one of Comvita's core growth markets.

      Peter Hardy

      General Manager – Australia and New Zealand

      Peter Hardy joined Comvita in January 2018 where he has gained distribution in domestic Grocery and Pharmacy channels, re-launched the NZ Travel channel, built more strategic relationships with the Asian Health customer base and re-invested marketing funds in key growth categories. Peter has over 20 years’ FMCG experience making significant contributions to building businesses, categories, organisations. Recognised as a strong leader with a proven track record of success. Known as a leader who thinks and acts decisively, operates with discipline, is adaptable, resilient and grows organisational capability. Thrives on building businesses and expansions to win in the market. He has built teams and grown existing businesses from $60M to >$200M as well as building new divisions designed to drive incremental growth.

  • Corporate Governance

    Comvita's Board of Directors is responsible for the corporate governance of the Company. They are committed to best practice governance policies and structures.

    The corporate governance policies, practices and processes followed by the Board are set out below:


     

    Comvita Corporate Governance
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    Constitution of Comvita
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    Board Charter
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    Comvita Safety & Performance Committee Charter
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    Directors and Officers Remuneration Policy
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    Audit and Risk Committee Charter
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    Code of Ethics Policy
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    Diversity Policy
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    Financial Product Dealing Policy
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    Continuous Disclosure Policy
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  • Investor Contact

    Comvita Limited
    23 Wilson Road South, Paengaroa, 3189
    Private Bag 1, Te Puke, 3153
    Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
    Ph +64 7 533 1426
    Fax +64 7 533 1118

    For further queries or information, please contact:
    Investor Relations
    Investor.Relations@comvita.com

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