Our People

Elanco employs more than 100 highly experienced and motivated people in Australia across sales, marketing, technical services, regulatory, quality, research & development, consumer services and administration


We Are Elanco

Our people advocate for our customers and uphold our core Elanco values, vision, promise, and purpose-driven culture.

What drew me here 31 years ago is what fuels me still every day. I still remember standing at the Indianapolis airport on a payphone calling home to my dad after my interview. I didn't even really know what culture was back then, but it's what I described. The people, the strong community, the humility I felt, the entrepreneurial spirit, the laughter in the hallways, the love for the customer and industry.

Jeff Simmons, Elanco President and CEO

Australian Leaders

Hendrik van der Walt

General Manager, Australia & New Zealand

“I love seeing our teams and customers in the sector thrive through innovation (both ours and theirs) and stepping up to address challenges such as climate change.”







Caroline Sigley

Assistant General Counsel – Australia and NZ

"The global nature of Elanco brings richness to our roles with the opportunity to work with colleagues and external business partners across multiple countries and cultures.  It also offers opportunities to lead within functions, and across the organisation, so all employees are encouraged to lead in some way."

Kim Baker

Director, Study Management Australia

 “The work that we conduct at Yarrandoo is built on high quality standards and a focus on animal welfare in order for us to deliver studies suitable for submission to all registration authorities globally. Our team is highly motivated, flexible and has a “can-do” attitude. Every day is different as we work with a number of different species and study types right across the farm animal and pet health pipeline.  This is what makes my role exciting and challenging.”

Lucy Dias

Senior Director APAC Affiliate Quality

Engagement means enjoying doing what needs to be done in a working environment that is fun and collaborative. My team also know that if they deliver the results on time then how they use their time is for them to manage.  I believe it’s also important to be ‘present’ and to be honest.”

Stephen Patten

Senior Director Elanco External Manufacturing, APAC. 

When asked what keeps me at Elanco after 30 plus years there are a couple of reasons – the animal health industry and the part Elanco plays in it, and the opportunities for professional growth.  Mostly though, it is working with smart and passionate people every day across so many diverse geographies and cultures.  All that, while living 5 minutes from my favorite surf beach.

Michael Zoabi

Executive Director Clinical Development Sciences.  

I strive for excellence in animal health because I am very passionate about animal science and welfare, and am fascinated by the complexity of dealing with multiple species.

Vib Till

HR Director ANZ.  

“I love working for a cause driven organisation where people at every level of the organisation are encouraged to make a difference!”

Executive Committee

Jeffrey N. Simmons

Jeff Simmons serves as president and chief executive officer of Elanco Animal Health.


Ramiro Cabral

Ramiro Cabral serves as executive vice president, president, Elanco International.


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Ellen de Brabander, Ph.D.

Ellen de Brabander, Ph.D. serves as executive vice president, Innovation and Regulatory Affairs.

David Kinard

David Kinard serves as executive vice president, Human Resources, Communications and Administration for Elanco.

Marcela Kirberger

Marcela serves as the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Elanco.



Dr. José Manuel Correia de Simas

Dr. José Manuel Correia de Simas is the executive vice president, U.S. Farm Animal Business.


David Urbanek

David Urbanek serves as executive vice president, Manufacturing and Quality for Elanco.



Todd Young

Todd Young serves as an executive vice president, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Corporate Governance and Strategy at Elanco.

Board of Directors

David Hoover

R. David Hoover

R. David Hoover is the Chairman of the Elanco Board of Directors.

Jeffrey Simmons

Jeffrey N. Simmons

Jeffrey N. Simmons serves as president and CEO of Elanco Animal Health.

Kapila Kapur Anand

Kapila Kapur Anand

Kapila Kapur Anand has served as a member since September 2018.

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John P. Bilbrey

John P. Bilbrey has served as a member since March 2019.

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William F. Doyle

William F. Doyle has served as a member since December 2020.


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Art A. Garcia

Art A. Garcia has served as a member since May 2019.


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Michael J. Harrington

Michael J. Harrington has served as a member since September 2018.

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Paul Herendeen

Paul Herendeen has served as a member since December 2020.


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Lawrence E. Kurzius

Lawrence E. Kurzius has served as a member since September 2018.


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Deborah T. Kochevar

Deborah T. Kochevar has served as a member since March 2019.

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Kirk McDonald

Kirk McDonald has served as a member since March 2019.


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Denise Scots-Knight

Denise Scots-Knight has served as a member since March 2019.

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