The Chia Group

Established in WA: 2003
262 -276 Lorimer Street, PORT MELBOURNE, 3207

Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
John Foss
John Foss *
Chief Executive Officer2003
* Most Senior WA Executive


The Chia Group was founded in 2003 in the Kimberley region of WA, where Chia grows perfectly with the maximum amount of Omega-3 in each of its seeds.
John Foss, our founder and CEO, is a pioneer of the genre and comes from a family tree stacked with four generations of farming in their blood. While researching how to combat modern diseases like obesity, cholesterol and diabetes, John discovered just how much the modern diet is lacking in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein. Upon discovering the Chia seed, he knew he’d found an answer to how he could achieve his vision to make a positive contribution to the health and wellness of the global community.

In 2007, after a few years of agronomic research and trials, entrepreneurial farmers Robert Boshammer and Tim Croot joined The Chia Co as partners to help John take this important seed to a global market.In 2012, John Foss and CMO April Helliwell gained new USA based partners VO2 Partners and Arlon Group to support the company’s fast growth and global expansion. The Chia Co formed a new board of directors including Stacy Madison, founder of Stacy’s Pita Chips.
Biography last updated 11 Apr 2017

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