Manager, New Mountain Merchants
ISO & Safety Systems Coordinator
Vanessa joined the Wescorp Group in November 1999 and has been involved in several facets of the business, including management, compliance and day-to-day administrative operations.
Vanessa commenced with Wescorp working directly with the Executive Chairman as the Personal Assistant. This role also encompassed all facets of office management for the Group.
Vanessa managed the New Mountain Sandalwood operation for 4 years. This was an exciting and challenging role that focused on building the company’s brand name, and reinventing the presentation and quality of the product range. During the 4 years Vanessa and the NMS team geared the products towards the major national retailers, using market intelligence obtained from advertising, retailer feedback and customer liaison. Understanding the valuable properties of sandalwood saw the expansion of the product range to reach a wider market.
After having children, Vanessa worked on a part-time basis, implementing and maintaining Wescorp Sandalwood’s integrated 9001 and 14001 EMS. She continues to maintain the system today. She returned to the role of Manager, New Mountain Merchants in 2016 and is responsible for all facets of the company which prides itself in its chemical free, Australian Sandalwood Mosquito repellent range – the original and most effective Sandalwood Mosquito repellent range in the marketplace. New Mountain’s products are highly ethical, long lasting and are respectful of the ancient Aboriginal tradition of burning sandalwood to repel mosquitoes.
Vanessa graduated from UWA in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and holds a Post Graduate Diploma from Murdoch University.