Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Paul Hyslop

Managing Director / CEO

Paul Hyslop founded Zoono Group in 2009 to address the need for a highly effective, alternative method of combating bacteria and microbes and quickly realised the business opportunity surrounding this technology. Prior to establishing Zoono, Paul was involved in several successful entrepreneurial ventures ranging from the establishment of the successful a private car sales business in Auckland in 1990, to real estate development and business brokerage. He also set up a franchise business in the USA 2002 – 2005.

Extremely adept at dealing with businesses and consumers alike, he co-established the Business Brokerage Division at Bayley’s Real Estate – one of the largest real estate and business brokerages in New Zealand, where he was twice awarded the “Salesman of the Year” award.

Paul’s experience in business development dates back to the 1970s, when he started a personal-care services business after high school, grew it into eight locations and later sold it to his employees. He has also been a commercial flying instructor and Airline pilot, having flown commuter planes for Eagle Air, owned by Air New Zealand.

Paul has been the sole Director of the Zoono Business and is totally committed to its growth

Mr. Jon Lamb

Executive Chairman

Jon has led strategic planning, marketing and restructuring of companies throughout his career. He worked in and headed a multinational pharmaceutical company successfully launching global brands. He created the kiwifruit brand Zespri, and restructured the company into a retail focused operation.

He has been a board director on a number of public and private companies, for example a recent a start-up that was developing an antiviral against AIDS where he worked closely with Harvard Medical School who sponsored the clinical trials.

He was Deputy Chair of an Australian diagnostic company that had a real time tool for measuring the Hepatitis B virus. He is also a Director AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd which is dual listed on the ASX and NZX. He is a member of the Institute of Directors. He has been advising Zoono Group for the last 3 years.

Mr. Don Clarke

Non-Executive Director

The director of several listed and unlisted companies, Don Clarke has advised leading corporate clients on broad corporation’s law issues focused on equity capital markets, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructures.

As a Partner of the Melbourne Corporate Group, from 1988-2015, Don was part of the significant growth of the firm’s corporate practice in Melbourne.  He is able to draw on his first-hand experience as a corporate lawyer and a director, of directors’ duties and responsibilities and best practice corporate governance, when advising on the legal and practical issues faced at head office and board level.

Don has acted in more than 50 ASX listings, private equity expansion capital funding programs, IPOs, privatisations of Government business units, and led many share and asset acquisitions and trade sales, both in Australia and offshore.

Don was a corporate partner of MinterEllison for over 25 years.  He has extensive commercial law and business experience from over 30 years advising ASX listed and large private companies across a broad range of industries on corporate law, governance and investment issues.  Don is currently a consultant to MinterEllison, a director and the Deputy Chairman of Webjet Limited (one of Australia’s leading on-line travel companies) and a director of several other unlisted public and private companies.  He was formerly a director of ASX listed companies, Opthea Limited, Phosphagenics Limited and PolyNovo Limited.

Elissa Hansen

Director/Company Secretary

Elissa was appointed as a director on 9 October 2015. She is an experienced Chartered Secretary with over 15 years’ experience in advising management and boards on investor relations, governance, compliance and other corporate issues.

She is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries Australia and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.