Our Team

The CHP Australia Secretariat is dedicated to supporting members. From providing advice and regulatory support through to learning and educational opportunities, the team responds effectively and efficiently to the needs of the consumer healthcare products industry.

CHP Australia is the voice of the consumer healthcare products industry and our team actively advocates on its behalf with key stakeholders across the country.

To contact the team, please email info@chpaustralia.com.au or call (02) 9922 5111.

Alternatively, please direct your enquiry to the relevant email below -

Membership & Membership Services - membership@chpaustralia.com.au
Events - events@chpaustralia.com.au
Media - media@chpaustralia.com.au 
Advertising Check - adcheck@chpaustralia.com.au



Dr Deon SchoombieDeon Schoombie began his career working in various clinical settings from accident and emergency and general practice to psychiatric units in South Africa and London.

Across a variety of career directions he has moved through the realms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, became a pharmaceuticals consumer advertising watch dog, reviewed major advertising controls and then re-joined the then Australian Self Medication Industry team as Scientific Director.

Now, as CHP Australia CEO, Deon is a strong advocate of Self Care and supports the greater personal responsibility in maintaining health and well-being. He believes that Self Care should be formally acknowledged as an integral part of the public health system and that there should be greater recognition for self-medication, including complementary medicines, as an essential part of Self Care.

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Our Team Members

Check the below table to view our other team members

Name Title
Annaliese Scholz Regulatory & Technical Manager - CMs
Brenda Davy Director of Business Development
Catherine Gwynne Regulatory & Technical Manager - OTC
David Low Member Services & Events Manager
Deon Schoombie Chief Executive Officer
Emily Ma Advertising Compliance Consultant
Josie Braid Advertising Compliance Consultant
Julie Viatos Quality Use of Medicines Manager
Kevin Christopher Advertising Compliances Manager
Leenus Arul Mariathas Advertising Compliance Consultant
Lily Villyas Accountant & Financial Controller
Luna Zivadinovic Public Affairs Manager
Steve Scarff Regulatory & Legal Director

Open Positions

We will post positions as they become available, for any HR enquiries please email info@chpaustralia.com.au.