Lazarus Karasavvidis

Executive Chairman

Lazarus Karasavvidis co-founded Wattle Health Australia Limited (WHA) in 2011. Lazarus has extensive business expertise and experience in Australia and Asia, where he has been involved in building brands and marketing strategies, devising and implementing growth strategies, and overseeing regulatory and government affairs. Lazarus has led the company from inception through its ASX listing and current status as Australia’s leading organic milk products producer, refiner and marketer.

Before WHA Lazarus co-founded the business Skillup Australia, a successful Australian training and recruitment organisation. This business was involved in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma workplace improvement training programs across a number of industries including food, health, logistics, business services and manufacturing. Lazarus also co-founded a consulting services business (Auslao Group) based in Laos servicing South East Asia.

Georgia Sotiropoulos

Executive Director

Georgia Sotiropoulos joined Wattle Health in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. A highly regarded corporate leader and strategic thinker, Georgia is at the heart of making Wattle Health’s vision, brand development and market presence a reality with her strong retail and product marketing expertise.
Georgia previously held senior positions in several large retail corporations, including Woolworths and Speciality Fashion Group. Georgia’s focus on exceptional consumer marketing and customer experience is equally grounded in excellent operational and financial abilities. She has overseen and delivered innovative brand campaigns in the FMCG sector and has successfully repositioned and reinvigorated many products and consumer experiences.
Georgia is a member of the Chief Executive Women network.

Eric Jiang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Eric Jiang is a corporate adviser and independent board member. Eric brings a distinctive understanding of the cultural, economic and strategic context in which Australian businesses engage with China. Eric has previously sat on the boards of ASX listed corporates Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), Perpetual Resources Limited (ASX:PEC) and Wingara AG Limited (ASX:WNR). He is a past President of The Chinese Community Council of Australia.

Peter Biantes

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter is a qualified CPA with over 40 years’ business experience and has specialist knowledge of the dairy sector, where he is acknowledged as a leader and senior industry figure. He was a former owner, director, finance director and company secretary of Lemnos Foods Pty Ltd. Lemnos Foods Pty Ltd started as a small business and developed into a major dairy goods supplier. He also is the managing partner in a public accountancy firm.

Zheng (Kobe) Li

Independent Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Kobe Li is a qualified lawyer and has extensive experience as a company secretary, with a particular focus on advising on transactions, and appropriate corporate governance. Kobe’s experience includes eight years at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listings Compliance team, where he held a Senior Adviser role overseeing a portfolio of listed entities and ensuring their compliance with the ASX Listing Rules. Kobe is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.