Founder & Managing Director
For the past few years, Hayden has lived and breathed Zea. He has been the driving force behind transforming a family project into a thriving business that impacts thousands of people throughout the world. It is Hayden’s personal mission to develop pure, Australian made products that positively impact both people, and the planet. When he is not working and talking about Kunzea, Hayden enjoys getting outdoors, exploring nature and spending time with partner Jade and newborn son Hendrix.
Marketing & Sales Director
Since Jade joined the team, Zea has grown from strength to strength. Smart strategy, big picture thinking, and analysing numbers are the things she loves doing the most (and of course, being a new mama!). With a background in business development, entrepreneurialism and coaching in the corporate, not for profit and entrepreneurial sectors, Jade brings with her over a decade of experience in GM and Founder roles. Jade’s passions include mentoring women in business, developing leadership in the workplace and empowering entrepreneurs to create impactful and sustainable businesses.
Naturopath, Aromatherapist and Wellness Practitioner
With over 25 years of experience in the natural health industry, Michelle has dedicated her life to helping others embrace the therapeutic benefits of nature. Throughout her time as a health practitioner, she has used and recommended countless traditional and conventional treatments to her clients - as she believes an integrative approach to health and wellness is very important. Michelle is passionate about using and promoting essential oils and, in particular, Kunzea Oil, as she has seen them help thousands of people over the years. She knows that using essential oils in everyday life can help bring balance to the mind, body and soul. To learn more about Michelle, go to her full bio page.
Head of Product Development
Selina Mithen has a lifetime of experience in the health in beauty industry. She started her career as a beauty therapist and then went on to become a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist. Skin health and skin disorders were a key focus for her as a clinician. Her career path has taken her down every aspect of health and beauty where she has worked as a Lecturer, Training Developer, Guest Speaker, Clinical Naturopath, R & D Manager, and finally becoming qualified in Cosmetic Formulation Science. She will be responsible for developing all of the new and exciting Zea formulations, with some of the best cosmetic ingredients that nature has to offer.
National Wholesale Manager
Beck has joined the Zea Team with extensive experience in the sales industry, in particular, the organic and health product sector. Regularly travelling between Tasmania and Queensland, Beck is assisting with the expansion of Zea into more retail stores throughout Australia. Building relationships is her superpower and from your initial enquiry to making sure your store is fully stocked and ready to go, she's got you covered. When Beck is not taking care of our amazing stockists, she runs incredible yoga retreats across Australia and South East Asia.
Sales Operations Manager
With nearly 10 years in sales and 10 years in HR Briony brings a variety of skills to the Zea team focusing on the relationship and human aspect of sales and how we can provide a solution to our customers. Briony was born in South Africa, grew up in Portugal, went to school in the UK and now lives in Australia. Briony's goal at Zea is to make sure that the customers' experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. In her spare time you can find Briony out on the Bay with her kids and dogs on a Paddle Board.
Customer Success Manager & In-House Chef for Zea Gourmet
The family funny guy and all-round great Aussie bloke, has quickly found his feet on the Zea Team as our Customer Success Manager. Customers love getting their queries answered by him, with his fast and kind responses. Going above and beyond the status quo is Hamish’s speciality and our regulars are often seen popping into the expos we attend across the country just to have a good yarn with him. With a passion for healthy living, Hamish has a love for cooking healthy, nutritious food, and plays a key role in the development of the Zea Gourmet Range.
Ruwi de Silva
Head of Design & Branding
Ruwi de Silva is our exceptionally talented in-house graphic designer who brings our Zea visuals to life. From product packaging to expo backdrops to in-store materials and more, Ruwi takes care of it all! With a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design with Honours and over 10 years design experience working for both large global organisations and small local businesses, Ruwi provides authentic originality to effectively (and perfectly!) capture the essence of Zea.
Social Media Manager & In-House PT for Zea Active
A qualified Physical Training Instructor, Jacinda is the newest family member to join the Zea Team. With such a huge passion for health and wellness, she is the perfect person to assist both the Customer Service and Marketing teams. Her can-do attitude, drive and determination ensures both teams are supported and on track to do what we do best - help our customers stay happy and healthy. Her love for helping people stay active and healthy is going to be her greatest asset as she joins the Zea Active team in 2021.
Administration & Marketing Assistant
As our Administration Assistant, Rehj helps the team keep on top of their project based tasks and reporting. With her friendly smile and can-do attitude, she is a loyal and dedicated team member who has been with Zea since the beginning. Helping us with everything from research to reports to social media and everything in between, Rehj has extensive experience in goal oriented tasks and has the ability to achieve set targets within tight deadlines. When not working with Zea, you can find Rehj with her husband Marvin and their fur babies enjoying the sunshine and outdoors.