Meet The Team

100+ years of real scientific knowledge and 50+ years of real business experience.


Scott Paterson B.M.S., M.B.A.
Founder And Director.

Scott is the founder of Plantonin, he has an extensive background in business and a strong interest in health. After completing an undergraduate degree in science and business studies Scott completed a master’s degree with a thesis in health deliverables. His interest in health led him to establish a successful health business. Throughout his involvement in business he has maintained three core values: honesty, transparency and trust that has ensured continuity in business dealings with other parties. Scott has experience in the global health industry and in business. 


Laurence Eyres B.Sc., PhD., MBA, FNZIFST
Advisory Panel

Laurence has over 35 years experience in the New Zealand Food Industry and a PhD in industrial chemistry and an MBA in business management. Since starting his career in clinical chemistry he has become a leader in the field of science and technology of natural products, especially lipids which include food oils, nutraceuticals and specialty antioxidants.  Past directorships include NZ Dairy Foods, Food and Nutrition at Auckland University, FSANZ and Associate Professor of Food Technology at Massey University. Laurence is the current chairman of the NZIC oils and fats specialist group. He is a fellow of the NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology. He has also published papers on fats, antioxidants, squalene, flaxseed lignans and has experience with extraction and purification of bio actives. 


Jason Slizgi B.Sc., PhD.
Advisory Panel
Jason is a member of Plantonin’s Advisory Panel and Data Safety and Monitoring Board. Jason is a Pharmaceutical Scientist with experience in the medical device industry. His current focus is on clinical strategy and experimental design. Jason’s extensive research experience includes molecular and pharmacological sciences and he holds a B.Sc. in pharmacology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PHD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is the author of a number of publications.