Key Contacts

JIM BEAUMONT - Business Development Director

Jim Beaumont - Business Development DirectorJim re-joined NZP-Dextra in April 2013, following an earlier period with the company from 2008-2010. He now has all sales, marketing and business development responsibilities for NZP and Dextra. Jim is a seasoned business development professional having spent over 20 years in commercial roles within the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and chemical process development sectors. He has led API and chemical development sales teams at Aptuit, providing coaching and mentoring for a world-wide team, and occupied senior sales and business development roles at PhosphonicS, Evotec, Penwest Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme.


RHYS MCKINLAY - Sales Manager

Rhys McKinlay - Sales ManagerRhys was appointed Sales Manager at NZP in 2007 following a move from Goodman Fielder’s fresh dairy site in Longburn, where he held a Site Technical Management role. Prior to that, he was part of the New Zealand Dairy Board’s Global Operations division at their Wellington head office. He holds a BCom in Marketing and a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Otago, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology from Massey University.


SELWYN YORKE - Business Development Manager

Selwyn Yorke joined NZP in 1992 His role includes identifying, accessing and developing new product and new market opportunities. He has many years experience in research gained in research institutions and companies. Selwyn holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and a business diploma. He was elected to the Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry in 2004.



BARRY OLD - Executive Director

Barry Old started at NZP in 1983 when he was appointed as Research Manager. Since then he has held several technical and market related positions within the company. Prior to joining NZP he was employed by the New Zealand Dairy Board and became associated with NZP through his involvement in a joint venture project. Like several other managers at NZP, Barry has a PhD in Organic Chemistry.