Who We Are

Hydra Longevity - Who We Are

 

Leadership Team

 

 

Richard Spreckley - Hydra Longevity CEO & Co-Founder

 

RICHARD SPRECKLEY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Richard has over 25 years of international experience within some of the world’s largest companies. As a qualified engineer, he soon realised early in his career that his drive was in delivering business and commercialisation solutions rather than engineering projects. He has gained a vast amount of knowledge from his work in a wide range of industries, having held leadership positions in banking, retail, energy and technology. As a result of this, he has a wide breadth of experience in strategy, process implementation, operational improvement and customer engagement, whilst adhering to global best practices.

Driving company growth through delivering creative, intelligent and innovative business solutions, Richard played a key role within leadership teams on delivering digital solutions involving customer-centric cloud-based system technologies to facilitate data driven transformation.

Richard saw that whilst technology advancements were constantly emerging with what you put on and wear, to monitor and understand health and wellness habits, there was still a lack of innovation with what you put in you. The opportunity in the healthcare market is to focus on what we consume, to support cell health and protect our biological makeup.

With a keen interest in health management and wellness, Richard wanted to create a company focused on developing compelling formulas from natural ingredients found in nature, that support health and manage the ageing process. He wants to see everyone take a holistic approach to wellness and nutrition, with nutrigenomic blends that nurture and nourish your body and mind as we age.

With a focus on developing processes and technology to provide accessible nutrigenomics for everyone, he’s committed and dedicated to harnessing the power of natural food sources for human optimisation.

 

Chris Miller - Hydra Longevity Head of Wellness

 

CHRIS MILLER
HEAD OF WELLNESS

Chris has a wealth and breadth of knowledge and experience in the health and fitness industry, coaching for over twenty years, practicing as a registered Chinese Medicine Doctor since 2004, as well as previously holding roles as the Head of Athlete Performance and as the Head of Research and Development for an Australian based supplement company. His area of clinical focus was sports injuries and rehabilitation, and his coaching focus has been identifying the optimal method of health and fitness specific for each individual client.

Chris has a Bachelor of Health Science, a Post Graduate Internship of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University, China, as well as various certificates and qualifications in Personal Training. Since 2004, Chris has completed hundreds of hours of accredited professional development certifications in various training modalities, nutrition, neurology and neuroscience.

Chris began coaching as a teenager in January 1997 and has coached multiple sports including fitness, swimming, water polo, and rugby union. He has gone on to work as a soft tissue specialist and coached over a dozen Olympic Athletes, the QLD Reds, the Brisbane Broncos, the Australian Wallabies, the NT Sevens Rugby Union Team, the Western Force Rugby Union Team, the QLD 7’s Rugby Union Team, male and female world CrossFit games athletes from Australia, and various touring international sporting teams and figures.

His trademark PrimalThenics style of training encompasses elements from his Chinese Medicine, health science, neuroscience and coaching background.

His approach to coaching focuses on driving changes in health parameters via 4 main pillars:

  • Structural Interventions
  • Lifestyle Interventions
  • Environmental interventions
  • Chemical Interventions

The Structural Interventions aspect implements his PrimalThenics style of training. Essentially, the Neuroplasticity of movement: How your body changes the way your brain functions, and how your brain dictates the way your body performs.

Lifestyle Interventions is where Chris directs awareness to, and subsequently changes to, your unconscious habits and day to day activities.

Environmental Interventions are about applying the latest research and applications of Neuroscience into real world activities such as sunlight exposure, circadian rhythm management, and cold and heat protein therapy.

Chemical Interventions incorporates Chris’ background in health science, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition. This is what has drawn Chris to Hydra Longevity, as he wanted to engage in a more holistic and therapeutic style of nutritional supplementation that saw health and longevity as the ‘end game’.

Chris knows what it’s like to have extreme physical challenges through his life, to lose all motivation, to feel too tired and too time poor to take care of his health. He has had to rebuild himself from scratch, twice. Firstly, just after his 20th birthday he endured his third knee reconstruction and was told he would never walk properly or run again. Then at 29, he had a tumour cut out of his sinuses that left him with severe neurological issues. For 6 months, he couldn't train, read, watch TV or even carry his baby daughter around. Again, he was told it would be permanent. This time instead of wasting precious time following standard rehab, he reclaimed his freedom through challenging traditional paradigms of thinking in regard to rehab and nutrition.

Chris has been utilising the range of Hydra Longevity products as one of his primary Chemical Intervention measures in his Coaching practices with great success and has joined the team with the aligned vision of developing the most holistic and in-depth range of health and longevity products on the market.

 

Troy McGuinness - Hydra Longevity Chief Engagement Officer

 

TROY MCGUINNESS
CHIEF ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Troy started his career as a Police Officer, and was later lured into the family advertising agency where he quickly found his calling - growing client businesses through marketing and communication. He helped the agency evolve over two decades, from the old production techniques and traditional marketing offerings to bringing the agency into the fore of creative, digital, social, mobile and web development.

Troy has been instrumental in working with a large range of clients, helping them to grow their businesses through marketing and communication strategies, and navigating the changing customer engagement landscape.