Justin Howden Group Head, Global Government Affairs and Industry Development, Swisse Wellness
Justins career started in Marketing with food giants Kraft and Fonterra, including roles as State Manager NSW , National Marketing Manager and then 6 years as Regional Manager for Asia.
He then joined the Victorian Government as General Manager for ASEAN then GM International Business, leading teams on investment attraction, business migration, university alumni and Ministerial travel. After leaving Government Justin consulted on international business for ANZ, Boral, Ericsson, Macquarie Bank, Santos, Singapore Government, Telstra and the Vitamins Industry.
Joining Swisse in 2012, Justin has developed Swisse’s Government Affairs and Industry Development team. Now part of The H&H Group that fully acquired Swisse in December 2016, the team covers the wider group’s global and local public policy contributions on health, trade, innovation, regulation, trade agreements and advanced manufacturing. Justin has also led the development of the Swisse strategic science program of validation and clinical trials with CSIRO, and the University sector. Justins team also developed the groups’ sustainability and community programs.
Justin is on the Boards of Complementary Medicines Australia and the European Australia Business Council and is President of the Royal Exchange of Sydney.
He has previously been National President of the Australia Malaysia Business Council, and the Australia Philippines Business Council and was a founding Board member of Swinburne Ventures – the University’s vehicle for spinning off research and innovations.
He has a daughter and a son, and is an active player of both golf and cricket.