about essence group.

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THE COMPANY

Essence Group was founded on discovery. We believe our NPD brings deeply specialised insights and thoughts to our customers. We constantly strive for new challenges – developing new solution to answer them.

With the help of our two state-of-the-art facilities using cutting edge technology and production equipment in Sydney (26,000sqm) and Nowra (26,000sqm) and the head office and research laboratory in Sydney, Australia.

We are global leaders in innovation and provide a full turn-key solution including concept and product development, formulation, regulatory services, sourcing of unique raw materials and packaging, design and manufacture, domestic and international supply chain solutions with stringent quality control processes.

Essence Group offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for leading brands and private labels with capabilities including industrial goods blending, powders, capsules, tablets and probiotics.

We have a reputation for excellence in quality, innovation, speed to market, reliability and unsurpassed customer service.

OUR LEADERSHIP

industry experts tailored for you.

The Essence Group team comprises a range of experts in health and well-being, manufacturing, retail, marketing, finance, regulatory affairs, operations and innovation.

What distinguishes our team from the rest is our focus on sustainable growth, innovation and the manufacture of quality products that serves customers, consumers and communities.

 

Jimmy Seervai
Director
Matthew Caldicott
CEO
Andy Atherton
CFO

Jimmy Seervai

Director

Managing Director and Founder of Essence Group. Widely regarded as an industry leader and innovator. Having cultivated one of the few remaining Australian-owned food and therapeutic manufacturing facilities,

Jimmy is passionate about Australian-made products. He has created a culture and international reputation for innovative quality systems underscored by an entrepreneurial spirit.

Matthew Caldicott

CEO

Our multi disciplined CEO with over 12 years experience as a Chartered Accountant, CEO and Business Adviser. Matthew is tasked with leading the company’s business operations, and executing Essence Group’s business strategy, ensuring operational excellence company-wide. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant.

Andy Atherton

CFO

Andy joined Essence as Chief Financial Officer in February 2019. He is a qualified finance professional with over 11 years’ experience in corporate finance and transaction advisory services (at both KPMG and PwC), advising clients in the UK, South Africa and Australia. He also spent two years in a senior commercial finance role at the largest recycling company in Southern Africa.

Linny Sou
Business Manager
Sarah Lutton
Innovations Manager
Yi Ping Tay
Business Manager

Linny Sou

Business Manager

Over 9 years’ experience working in sales in the food industry. Proven results in Account Management and Business Development. Focusing on solutions for contract manufacturing, finished products and functional food ingredients.

Yi Ping Tay

Business Manager

Ping has extensive experience in international brand and marketing management specialising in health foods and supplements. Her years of experience in the industry has seen her develop products and brands across emerging markets with a focus on the execution of marketing and sales strategies.

Amy Pyle

Business Manager

Amy has over 7 years’ experience working in sales in the food industry. Proven results in Account Management and Business Development. Focusing on solutions for contract manufacturing for the grocery and FMCG channels.