Santanol, one of the world leaders in the production and distribution of pure Indian Sandalwood oil has announced appointment of Ms Holly Birch as Managing Director of the company.

Having most recently served as General Manager Australia at Little Green Pharma, an international medicinal cannabis company, Holly Birch joins Santanol with deep experience globally across sales, systems, business development, human resources, and operations. She brings a strong track record in leading end-to-end activities while developing a positive company culture with performing teams.

“We are delighted that Holly will join us to build on Santanol’s achievements and guide the company into the next phase,” said Wolfram Ridder, Senior Vice President Innovation and Government Relations, Mercer Group, Santanol’s parent company. “Holly is an inspiring leader with a deep entrepreneurial spirit and a great track record of empowering people,” he added. “With Holly joining us, David Brocklehurst retires as Managing Director. We thank David for his years of dedicated service and his unwavering commitment to the success of the operation,” concluded Ridder.

Holly Birch, Managing Director, Santanol

Holly Birch, Managing Director, Santanol

"It’s a privilege to join Santanol and build on the platform that has been developed by a talented and determined team,” said Birch. “From our plantations in Western Australia, we serve global markets who share our desire for sustainable and responsible Australian-grown Indian sandalwood. I am delighted to lead Santanol and build on our strong base of responsible, sustainable and ethical values.”

Santanol is a world leader in the production and distribution of pure Sandalwood oil, sustainably sourced from their own plantations of East Indian Sandalwood in Western Australia. “Owning and managing the whole process – from harvesting the seeds to distilling the oil – gives Santanol full control over quality, traceability and supply,” claimed the wholly owned subsidiary of Mercer International Inc., an international leader in the business of forest products.