In this series of articles, we’re introducing some of the superstars on the Ora Pharm team. These are the people who are working hard every day to achieve our vision to develop premium plant-based healthcare products and improve the quality of life for patients around New Zealand and the world.
We’re extremely proud of the talented and passionate team we’re developing at Ora Pharm. We know the work they’re doing is going to have a positive impact on many people’s lives.
Let’s dive into the Q&A.
Name: Kim Morrow
Position: Office Manager
Tell us a bit about your background?
Hey, I’m Kim and I’m the Office Manager here at Ora Pharm. I was born in Dunedin and went to secondary school in Rotorua. Soon after meeting my husband, we left New Zealand to do an OE and ended up in the United Kingdom, where we lived and worked for 20 years and had our daughter. We moved the family back to New Zealand 14 years ago and, since then, I’ve worked in administration and the travel industry, organising and taking group tours both domestic and international. The travel industry was hit hard by the pandemic, which led to me applying for the Office Manager position with Ora Pharm.
I love travelling and the outdoors and have done many of New Zealand’s Great Walks. I also do yoga and enjoy socialising with friends and family.
Why did you want to join Ora Pharm and work in the medicinal cannabis industry?
The medicinal cannabis industry is relatively new in New Zealand, but it’s much more established in northern hemisphere countries. Ora Pharm has a highly knowledgeable and experienced management team, so the role presented an exciting opportunity to be involved in the early development of both Ora Pharm as a company and the industry in New Zealand as a whole.
The potential of medicinal cannabis in supporting people’s health and wellbeing is huge and it’s exciting to see it becoming more accessible in New Zealand through local companies.
What does your job consist of day-to-day?
I’m involved in all aspects of office administration and I’m also getting to help out in the greenhouse.
What do you hope to achieve through your work with Ora Pharm?
I am looking forward to growing with the company and developing my skills. I hope to make a positive contribution not only in assisting with the administration but also by striving to make Ora Pharm a friendly and open space to work.