Leadership team


The success of Marinova is testament to our exceptional team of personnel. With world-class expertise in fields as diverse as biochemistry, pharmacology and chemical engineering, Marinova is an organisation dedicated to excellence.

Mr Paul Garrott | CEO & Managing Director

Mr Paul Garrott, CEO & Managing Director

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is highly experienced in the financial and strategic management of companies across a broad range of sectors. Paul has been CEO of Marinova since 2003 and through his strategic approach to innovation and commercialisation has taken the company from start-up to global success. A graduate of the University of Tasmania, Paul was a partner in a leading chartered accounting firm in Sydney, Australia before establishing Marinova.

Mr Kevin Krail | Business Development Manager

Mr Kevin Krail, Business Development Manager

Kevin has extensive international experience in developing new markets for nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and novel functional food ingredients. Educated in the United States, Kevin has a BSc in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Kevin has a very successful track record in commercialising science-based nutritional products and introducing global brands into new international markets.

Mrs Amanda Mackinnon | Marketing & Communications Manager

Mrs Amanda Mackinnon, Marketing & Communications Manager

Amanda's career has spanned the science, education and international marketing sectors. She is a passionate and effective communicator and skilled in conveying technical science into engaging assets for business and external stakeholders. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University, is an accredited Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM) with the Australian Institute of Marketing and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Preben Soerensen | Production Manager

Mr Preben Soerensen, Production Manager

Preben is a proven leader in the advanced manufacturing sector, with more than 25 years of experience in senior roles with the pharmaceutical and food ingredient industries. In addition to being awarded a Master of Science in Nutrition & Chemistry, Preben holds a Bachelor of Business Economics and qualifications in management. Reflecting his global expertise in regulated processing technologies, Preben has also held advisory positions within the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Dr Michelle Mendoza | Quality Manager

Dr Michelle Mendoza, Quality Manager

Michelle has over a decade of experience in technical processing and quality assurance within complex manufacturing environments. With an acute eye for detail, Michelle manages Marinova’s quality systems, including compliance with international regulatory standards and accreditations. Michelle holds a Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, and completed her PhD at the University of Tasmania. She also holds a graduate degree in business management.

Dr Sam Karpiniec | Product Development Manager

Dr Sam Karpiniec, Senior Chemist

Sam joined Marinova in 2010 after completing a PhD at the University of Tasmania in catalytic chemistry. His expertise has since extended to the application of process chemistry to natural products extraction. In addition to overseeing Marinova’s laboratory operations, Sam is responsible for key elements of the company’s research and development program, including new product development, scale-up and process optimization. Sam’s understanding of advanced analytical techniques and their application to algal polysaccharides has established him as a leading expert in fucoidan chemistry.

Mr Paul Field | Strategic Advisor

Mr Paul Field, Strategic Advisor

Paul provides strategic guidance to Marinova, building connections with leading research institutions and companies in the dermatology and nutritional sectors. He has built a deep network in the global biotechnology industry, working for over 20 years at the executive level in research, new product development and commercialisation. Paul possesses practical experience and technical expertise in a diverse range of therapeutic areas and R&D disciplines. Paul holds a BA Hons from the University of Sydney, a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mrs Ana Lucia Lawrence | Logistics Manager

Mrs Ana Lucia Lawrence, Logistics & Administration Manager

Ana joined Marinova in 2008 after working in senior roles within the education, insurance and logistics sectors in Australia and South Africa. Ana has extensive experience in supply chain management, international freight and business administration in regulated manufacturing environments, including the food and beverage industries. Ana has an Honours degree in Arts from the University of Witwatersand (South Africa) majoring in European languages.

Mrs Alison Garrett | Finance Manager

Mrs Alison Garrett, Office Manager

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in administration, in addition to qualifications in corporate governance, accounting and human resources. She has extensive experience in the health and medical sectors, where she has held senior managerial roles that have benefited from her strong organisational and leadership skills in the areas of risk management and financial compliance. A graduate of the University of Tasmania and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Alison maintains a keen interest in contemporary corporate governance issues and serves as a director of a prominent Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation.