Who We Are

Andy Duckworth

Founder & CEO

Andrew is the former CEO of Myprotein between 2012 and 2018, and Board Director at The Hut Group. At Myprotein Andrew oversaw the brand become the global leader online in the wellness space, driven by extensive range expansion, and aggressive globalisation.

He also managed and drove the build of a BRC A Grade state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Prior Head of Business Planning at Matalan and Pets At Home. Andrew is also CIMA qualified.

Paul Finnegan

Founder & Product Director

​Paul has worked on the business strategy and supply chain for several years, spending a large amount of time in the US sourcing the best quality CBD raw materials.

Paul has also managed the Novel Food process with the Regulation team and the ACI.

Previous success in the drinks industry working with ALDI, Asda, TJ Morris, Lidl and many more.

Christoforos Pelivanidis

Head of Trading

Masters graduate specialising in developing E-commerce strategies to meet business challenges.

Multi-lingual, fluent in English, Russian, Greek and German.

Christoforos has international experience dealing with clients in Germany, Greece, Cyprus and Russia.

Jenny Stiff

Social Media Manager

Jenny has spent the past five years working in social media, marketing and PR helping brands grow.

Previous to this Jenny worked as a reporter for Trinity Mirror newspapers in both Liverpool and Newcastle, as well as writing for monthly columns in magazines, newspapers and radio presenting.

She has a passion for healthy living, yoga and all things social media.

Arran Barnes

Finance Director

Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, specialising in E-commerce within the Retail and Fashion industries.

Extensive experience in Commercial Finance, Management Accounting and Business Intelligence including Customer Behavioural Analysis, Digital Marketing Analytics and optimisation.

A passionate advocate of CBD, well-being and fitness.

Tom Saleh

Creative Content Lead

For over a decade, Tom's produced creative content, campaigns and insights for global names across nutrition, sport, food and healthcare. Brands include Myprotein, Men’s Health, Co-op Food and Change4Life.

Dedicated to living a natural, active life, he loves to share his knowledge of eating right and training smart to help others make their own wellbeing choices.

Simon Owen

IT Director

Simon is an award winning developer with over 15 years' industry experience.

His career has ranged from being a University lecturer, a web developer for various charities and E-commerce businesses, a meetup and conference founder (McrFRED, UpFrontConf) and a Front-End Consultant for N Brown Group and the BBC.

He once appeared on National TV in Alex Polizzi's 'The Fixer' wearing a GitHub hoodie and Star Wars trainers!

Moyra Cosgrove

Head of Nutrition and External Affairs

Moyra Cosgrove has worked in the nutrition, health and pharmaceutical industries for all of her professional life.

She holds a BSc Hons in Human Nutrition from the University of Greenwich and completed MSc in Sport Nutrition in 2016 at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

Moyra’s experience spans the Nutritional Supplement Industry, the Medical Nutrition Industry and she has appeared on BBC and Sky News on many occasions.

Alexander Rinn Ortiz

Trading Director Europe

Half-German half-Mexican who is passionate for football, fitness and to help people to live a healthier and happier life.

Background in International Sports Management and a Masters Degree in Management & Digital Business. Previously in charge of the Spanish and German Market for Myprotein, The Hut Group.

Expanding Naturecan to Germany mostly through E-Commerce, Digital Marketing and B2B.

Blake Turner

US Operations

Blake brings a decade of experience in regulatory compliance and supply chain management with major international e-commerce retailers including Bodybuilding.com. He is dedicated to rigorous, science-based quality standards to ensure that consumer needs are safely met.

Born and raised in the northwestern United States, Blake is passionate about strength sports and competes in strongman and powerlifting. He holds degrees in English Literature and Foreign Languages as well as language certifications in Spanish and German.

Sean Addison-Abe

Trading Director UK/Japan

One half of the “Addison Bros”, Sean was born in Tokyo and lived there for 7 years before moving to the UK. A Chinese and Management BA graduate, he is multilingual and loves Asia.

Prior experience growing Myprotein’s Asian market working as Ecommerce Manager for Japan and Hong Kong, as well as founding a Japanese fitness clothing and supplement company. More recently worked as a consultant for FitFlop specialising in Digital Trade, Insight and Optimisation.

Passionate about football, health and food. 

Rebeca García

Country Manager Spain

Passionate about health and all things fitness, Rebeca combines her digital marketing expertise and strategic management with her experience as a strategy analyst in the financial sector in Manchester.

Rebeca is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and French and is determined to bring the best of Naturecan to the Spanish people. 

Kenji Addison

Marketing Manager Japan

Kenji is half English, half Japanese, and speaks fluent Japanese.

Driving Naturecan's global expansion into the Japanese market. Using social media marketing, PR and improving client relations with Japanese businesses.

Passionate about football and all things health and wellness. Always looking for ways to live a more active, healthy lifestyle. An avid user of CBD for its physical and mental benefits that have been experienced first-hand.

Fred Costa

Country Manager Brasil & Portugal

Fred has worked for Myprotein for 5 years, launching over several new websites.

From Country Manager in Portugal to International Trading Manager, Fred worked closely with the operations team ensuring excellence when applying localization internationally.

Fred has also worked for Prozis helping entering the brazilian market and co-managing the transition from central to multiple urban warehouses.

Fred joined Naturecan pursuing a 3rd entry in Brazil and expanding the business in Portugal.

Eric Perret

Country Manager France

Eric is French and was the first Native country manager in Myprotein.

Over 4 years, Eric grew the French website focusing on new customer acquisition via Social Media: he used his french flair to build a strong team of talents, to develop brand awareness and bring trust in the company to the customers.

Saint Etienne football fan, green again, Eric is also co-founder of a football freestyle brand: he knows how important a healthy lifestyle is, from everyday individuals to professional athletes.

Eric is 100% convinced he will bring the French People as close as Nature that he can!

Valeria Briancesco

Head of Content

Valeria hails from the beautiful Costa Rica and has dual nationality being bilingual in English and Spanish. Valeria is passionate about travel and fitness, an advocate for a healthy living and has been vegan since 2017.

Valeria's background is in industrial engineering and neuromarketing, with more than 10 years of experience combined.

Previously, she was a SEO & YouTube consultant for MyProtein, growing the company’s Spanish YouTube channel to +700k subscribers and managing the South Europe’s YouTube strategy.

Aaron Hood

Fulfilment & Customer Service Director

Aaron brings an authentic and analytical approach, with a wealth of experience working across the Supply Chain for global FMCG, Health and Beauty and Sports Merchandising retailers.

An eagerness to develop and improve the direct to consumer experience, with a successful track record of implementing large scale projects and operational enhancements from fulfilment to delivery.

Passionate about food and the outdoors, with a keen interest in football.

Aaron Albinson


Aaron has been working in the digital sector for the past 7 years on a wide range of projects as an in-house developer and alongside some of the top digital and creative agencies in Manchester.

Aaron has a passion for web and social technologies and how they can be used to shape our future. Constantly striving to create rich, user friendly experiences bringing skills in design, development, testing and maintenance of web systems.

When he’s not behind his computer you’ll find him out on his bike, walking the dog or playing the saxophone.


Kyle Hogg


Ex professional cricketer of 14 years with Lancashire county cricket club.

Spent 6 years in the live music industry working for SJM Concerts on the logistics of live shows with artists such as Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Billie Eilish to name a few.

Keen golfer, cyclist and general sport and music fan.

Matt Oakley

Logistics Compliance Manager

With over 4 years experience in domestic and international logistics operations for FMCG, Matt will bring his expertise to the table assisting Naturecan to expand further than ever before.

Taking pride in his attention to detail he is a firm believer that if something is worth doing it is worth getting it right the first time, which has helped Matt to take part in several projects implementing logistical processes for new international markets.

Rebecca Reischle

Country Manager DACH

Rebecca has spent the last three years working in Digital Marketing across France, Canada and England.
She has a proven record of E-commerce and Media Planning to drive traffic and increase brand awareness.

Rebecca speaks fluently German, English, French and Spanish and holds a BA in International Business and an MBA in Brand Management.

Recently she oversaw the websites and E-commerce solutions of a portfolio of the world's largest automotive groups as well as founding a fitness and lifestyle E-commerce brand.

Passionate about healthy living Rebecca is determined to help Naturecan become the market leader for CBD in the DACH region.

Eika Sada

Japan Marketing Executive

A native Japanese based in Japan, who loves Japanese manga and anime, as well as fashion and travelling.

Eika has 3 year experience working in fashion retail as a sales assistant and as one of the brand's sustainability leaders representing Japan.

She holds a BA in Economics from Oita University and is starting a MA in Fashion Design Management at London College of Fashion in autumn 2021.

Through her marketing role, she seeks to increase the awareness of CBD in Japan, where stress and mental health have been challenging issues.

Andy Tighe

Head of Design

Andy has over 15 years agency experience with numerous top design agencies, he brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the NC team. He is an all rounder and a fantastic addition to Naturecan.

He is a self acclaimed fitness and health enthusiast who lives an active lifestyle to keep in shape and has a passion for healthy food and a good diet.

Sachiko D'avignon

Country Manager Japan

Sachiko is native Japanese. She has been working in the B2C ecommerce over 10 years in both Japan and U.K. She ended the hectic life in Tokyo, then moved to UK to study MSc international marketing degree in University of Sussex.

Prior working experience is growing UK based sport site Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles for Asia and EU as a online marketing manager.

Passionate for environmental and healthy lifestyle. 

Lewis Stenson

Assistant Management Accountant

Since graduating in 2017 with a First in Accounting & Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University, Lewis has spent time working in London and Barcelona in Finance roles. But more recently, Lewis lived out a lifelong dream of completing a Ski Season in Italy, combining his passion for skiing with his career, taking care of Finance Admin for the Italian resorts in his previous company’s portfolio.

Passionate about sport and the outdoors, strongly valuing the importance of exercise towards maintaining both physical and mental health. Keen Rugby player, Golfer and Snowboarder. Lewis is excited to explore the properties CBD products contain aiding faster recovery in exercise.

Josh Peachey


Josh is a former Journalist who has swapped writing stories for writing code. 

Whilst covering the Tech, Marketing and E-commerce sectors for Prolific North, he grew ever-more interested in the power of technology to build digital solutions and online experiences. 

Not long after, he completed the 13-week Northcoders’ Development Pathway bootcamp where he was exposed to the latest industry standards and new technologies at every turn. 

He joins Naturecan to help continuously improve the company’s digital presence. 

Iva Karaivanska


Iva graduated law but she found out the software technologies are her true love.

Iva is native Bulgarian and she has been working in the IT sector for the past few years.

She is passionate about fixing software issues, football and healthy lifestyle.

Iva likes spending time in the nature, travelling and reading about british history.

Imogen Blackshaw

Senior Specification Technologist

Registered Nutritionist for the AfN who has worked within the Quality, Technical and Compliance functions for the past three years.

Graduated at Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc Public Health Nutrition degree. Previously worked at The Hut Group as a Specification Technologist looking after Foods / Food Supplements for MyVitamins, MyVegan, Beauty and Ingenuity categories.

Born and raised in Leicestershire, Imogen decided to make the move up north to expand on her knowledge for all things Nutrition, Food Law and now CBD products. Passionate for all things food, health and wellbeing. 

Mary Yeung

Fulfilment Analyst

Having worked and volunteered in 4 continents outside of Europe, Mary joins the team with a variety of work experiences. 

Learning new languages, cultures and taking every role head on and jumping feet first, Mary will be bringing that same energy in joining Naturecan.

Taking the plunge in 2019, Mary trained for her yoga teacher qualifications in India and continues to teach and has launched her own yoga app. 53 countries visited so far, Mary is keen to continue add more to the list. 

Never one to sit still, Mary continues with her fitness, freelance commercial work and search for good food until travels is back on the cards.

Atsuya Tazoe

Japan Ecommerce Executive

Atsuya is a native Japanese. Currently living in a beautiful island Tanegashima, which is located in the south of Japan.

Recently he graduated from Oita University with a BA in Economics and is starting a MA in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne from August 2021.

Passionate about football and traveling. Also loves Fullmetal Alchemist as his favorite anime.

Strongly believe having CBD in Japanese lifestyle can bring a huge health benefit. He’s willing to achieve this with Naturecan. 

Stefan Jarecki

B2B & Polish Ecommerce Manager

Stefan has 5 years experience in International b2b sales, working with well known supplement brands like MyProtein and BPI Sports (USA).

His previous work includes 3 years at The Hut Group growing the B2B side in Eastern Europe, managing to build an annual 3.5m client base from scratch.

He speaks Polish and English, and is passionate about fitness and the importance healthy eating. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights, as well as training in MMA, Judo, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Satomi Fujii

Brand Marketing Manager Japan

Satomi brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her home country, Japan, and her she focuses on ensuring more of Japanese customers get to experience Naturecan's product range.

Whilst studying her Masters degree, she also worked as a translator for multiple companies, and has more recently been an Account Manager for a tech company specialising in on-site engagement and digital advertising. 

Paul Holmes

Regulatory Support & Inhalation Devices Category Manager

A scientific and regulatory specialist who holds a degree in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.

Previous roles have included working in a laboratory as an analyst to the account management of large pharmaceutical and tobacco companies for their analytical testing projects.
Paul has sat on numerous working groups where he has advised on industry standard analytical methods.

Hugely passionate about music and sport, especially football.

Daniel Fernández

E-Commerce Manager Spain

Daniel lives in Barcelona and is passionate about nutrition, health and trail running. 

His background is in Business Management & Administration, and he has a Master Degree in Marketing Management. He started as an accountant at Sony for three years but has since been responsible for the Spanish market of brands such as Myprotein and Multipower.

More recently, Daniel has led Acquisition & Crm strategies for Antai's startup Carnovo in the Bcn Tech City, Barcelona's digital and technological ecosystem, where Glovo and Wallapop were born.

Jake Heath

E-Commerce Manager UK

Jake has an immense amount of experience in the E-commerce digital area with over 10 years working in the internet retail industry.

Previously worked for multiple brands at The Hut Group, managing multiple websites and categories across the board. He believes strongly in a ‘quality’ approach, utilising his passion and growth within all areas and employing a professional image along the way. 

Extremely passionate on living an active but healthy lifestyle, Loves to travel, eat good food, watch great films, and spend time with family and friends. 

James Al-Saffar

Senior Management Accountant

James joined Naturecan from a Big Four practice background after having trained in audit and accountancy, and is also a Member of the ICAEW.

Following an interest in international business, he studied abroad at the University of Florida, Warrington School of Business, before a marketing placement in Dallas.

After experiencing the sporting and fitness culture of Florida, James has chosen to work in an industry that matches his own interest of physical wellbeing and health.