Your Partner of Choice for Carbohydrates.

Leadership Team


ALEX WEYMOUTH-WILSON - Chief Scientific Officer

Alex completed his graduate and postgraduate education at the University of Reading receiving his PhD in 1993 under the supervision of Professor John Mann. With over 20 years' experience in the fine chemical industry at Dextra, Isochem and CMS, Alex has extensive synthetic experience developing innovative scalable routes to key intermediates and API's predominately in the field of carbohydrates. Alex was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Dextra and NZP in 2011.




ED TEECE - General Manager, NZ Site

Ed joined NZP in April 2010 as Operations Manager. Ed has a wealth of global experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, spanning over 20 years, in a variety of functions including Site Operations, Manufacturing (Finished Dosage Forms and API), Quality Operations, Project Management and R&D. Ed is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC), Chartered Quality Professional (CQP CQI), holds an MSc in Industrial Pharmacy from the University of Manchester, is an experienced EU Qualified Person (Commercial and IMP) with eligibility for nomination under the permanent provisions, and a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors (MInstD).




KAREN ETHERINGTON - General Manager, UK Site

Karen joined Dextra in 2006 to manage the analytical and quality functions at the Reading site. Having worked for the WHO, been instrumental in the founding and expansion of Warwick Analytical Service, the head of Analytical Chemistry at Ultrafine and SAFC in Manchester she has significant experience in the research, development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory activities related to the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients.