Our company was founded on the principles of honesty, honour, empathy, professionalism and strong family values, and those principles still hold true today.

We are proud of our culture and we aim to reflect our values every day in the way we interact with each other, our business partners, customers and our suppliers. We embrace change and we celebrate our differences. 

We like to think of ourselves as quiet achievers of better healthcare. By bringing exceptional healthcare products from around the world to our shores, and by working together as ‘one family’, we can create better health outcomes and better lives.

Because we all know in our heart of hearts, that together, we can make a real difference.

Always from the Heart

Always From the Heart

Pharmaco is here to improve lives.

To deliver exceptional healthcare products which make a profound difference to people’s health and well-being.

We strive to be vital, dynamic, supportive, caring and creative.

Together, we make a difference.

Today and every day

Our History

Our History

Pharmaco was established in 1967 to service international pharmaceutical companies wanting to bring their top quality, research-based products to New Zealand. Several years later, Pharmaco expanded it's offering to medical technology companies from around the globe who were also looking for a strong partner in this market. 

In 2005 Pharmaco Australia was established and over the years has assisted a number of global companies with it's expertise and local knowledge.

These days our extensive range of over 2,500 products includes a mix of medicines; nutritional, emergency rescue, resuscitation and trauma products; as well as diagnostic, monitoring and operating theatre equipment.



A long history of making a difference.

Our Governance

Our Governance

Pharmaco has a strong history of good corporate governance ensuring the company achieves its objectives. The Pharmaco board consists of the following Directors:

  • Chairman of the Board, Mr Hamish Stevens: A professional director since 2010 and currently holds a range of governance roles across public and private companies spanning a number of industry sectors.
  • Dr Murray Jamieson: Retired coroner (Auckland) and has advanced degrees in medicine, science and law, including a DPhil from Oxford and a post graduate in obstetrics.
  • Mr Christopher Young: Partner at law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts specialising in IP law.
  • Dr Kenneth Taylor: Past CEO of LCTglobal, a leading Australasian biotechnology company.
  • Faye Sumner: Appointed in 2018 Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for her services to the medical technology sector. Former CEO for the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) and member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). 
  • Mr Chandra Selvadurai, Managing Director: Chair of Te Tītoki Mataora MedTech Research Translator and former Co-Chair of the Health Technology Group of Australia and New Zealand Leadership Forum. Tenure of 29 years with Pharmaco.

Our Comitment to Sustainability

Our Comitment to Sustainability

Pharmaco is dedicated to upholding ethical and environmentally responsible methods throughout our organisation. We are proud to be in collaboration with Toitu Envirocare, which strengthens our commitment to advancing our climate action endeavours with credibility and adherence to global best practices.

Get to know us

Passionate people making a difference in people's lives.

Our people are highly qualified in the areas of medicine and medical device registration, quality assurance, sales, marketing and distribution, and we continue to support our colleagues with regular opportunities for training and development.

But more than that, they are passionate about making a difference in people's lives. Our values of caring, supportive, dynamic, vital and creative are more than just words and along with our Noble Cause, are the reasons we come to work each day.

Some Key People

Pharmaco New Zealand
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    Chandra Selvadurai

    Managing Director
  • Anthony Mitchelson

    Anthony Mitchelson

    Head of Finance & Commercial Operations
  • Chris Ivers

    Chris Ivers

    Head of Digital & Marketing
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    Wendy Hodge

    Head of Sales
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    Teresa Taylor

    Head of Regulatory, Quality & Medical Services
  • Claire Toshach

    Claire Toshach

    Sales Manager
  • Maree Beckett

    Maree Beckett

    Product Manager Pharmaceuticals
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    Shalini Ketheeswaran

    Product Manager Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandeep Sharma

    Sandeep Sharma

    Product Manager Diabetes
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    Kylie Hirst

    Product Manager Medical + Emergency
  • Pip Cotterall

    Pip Cotterell

    Clinical Lead and Key Account Manager Medical + Emergency
  • Fiona Whyte

    Fiona Whyte

    Product Manager Medical Technology/Grifols Diagnostics
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    Brian Durning

    Warehouse & Site Manager
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    Helen Clarke

    Company Accountant
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    Nalini Elia

    Executive Assistant

Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd

4 Fisher Crescent , Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060, New Zealand,
PO Box 4079 Auckland 1140

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Pharmaco supply a range of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. If you experience a side effect or incident during the use of one our products please contact us: