DR JOHN HANCOCK: RIP

DR JOHN HATHCOCK, a legend of the natural products industry, has died. For many years he was Senior Vice President, Scientific and International Affairs for US CRN and worked with IADSA across the world. He was the first recipient of the IADSA Leadership Award in 2013.

The HPA, and particularly those who met or knew John, are very sad to hear of his death. John visited South Africa on two occasions at the invitation of the HPA – attending the IADSA AGM held in Cape Town in 2000, and two years later he gave a series of extremely successful and informative lectures countrywide. He was a good friend to the South African industry and assisted the HPA on numerous occasions.

‘John was a genuine legend, helping drive forward the scientific basis for our sector worldwide, always communicating with excitement and passion to scientists, government and to the industry. says IADSA’s Simon Pettman. “There is no doubt that John changed the world and all of us benefit to some extent from this today.”

The HPA sends heartfelt condolences to his wife Susan and family.

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