OUR TEAM

The Naturo Technologies team is made up of people who are all passionate about making the world a better place with what we offer. We believe food and drink should be 100% natural, taste great and be safe to eat.

Jeff Hastings

Founder & CEO

Jeff is an agricultural engineer with over 30 years experience in the global agribusiness sector and has been at the forefront of food technology innovation, design and manufacturing.

He understands all levels of the food industry from farming, exporting, processing, industry consulting and development, which has provided him with unique and broad insights into key industry problems and subsequently the desire to find solutions.

Jeff has developed several food technology innovations including his most recent, the Natavo Zero™ technology and the Avocado Time Machine.

Ross Harris

Commercial Manager

Ross has nearly 30 year’s experience in commercial roles in the FMCG Industry. Ross has extensive experience dealing with Retailers, Distributors, Manufacturers and Quick Serve Restaurants in Australia, Asia, Europe and the UK. Ross has been involved with the Marketing and Selling of numerous well-known brands such as Kraft, Toblerone, Vegemite, KR Smallgoods and Gourmet Garden. Ross is also a Director of Naturo All Natural Technologies. Ross has a Bachelor of Marketing and a Diploma in Export Management from the Queensland University of Technology.

Dr Glen Richards

Chairman & Director

Glen has a long history in fostering early stage businesses including his Shark Tank investments. As a professional investor and highly successful entrepreneur Glen has taken a very active mentor role with The Wholey Milk Company and is the one behind the strategic direction and commercialisation of the technology.
Glen has previously worked with the Founder and CEO on an avocado project. Glen is a Veterinary honours graduate of the University of Queensland and holds a Research Masters from James Cook University.

John Lawlor

CFO

John has 20+ years of commercial and sell-side research experience with extensive expertise in providing financial modelling, strategic advice and investor relations services for emerging companies. John’s previous CFO roles have included SmartVet Holdings, Amazonia and SmartClinics. John has an MBA from the AGSM and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Glen Croker

Project Manager

Glen is our project manager who looks after the fabrication, installation and maintenance of the Avocado Time Machines. He is the main liaison with our factory in South Africa and looks after all logistics for our customers orders.

He has a background in project managing international installations and technical design. With formal education in welding supervision and inspection, estimating and project planning along with project management.

Paula Rodgers

Operations Manager

Paula keeps the Naturo office running smoothly, while also looking after the digital marketing, branding, sales support and generally keeping the boys organised.

Paula has a travel industry background spanning 25 years, having worked for brands like Expedia, Sunlover, Ansett and Hamilton Island ... so the travel arrangements for the team are in good hands.

Prior to working for Naturo, Paula also worked in the digital marketing industry for 7 years, both with a big digital agency and running her own business helping business to start, grow and expand their online presence.