Cann Group Limited
Developing a world-class, Australia-focused medicinal cannabis operation
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About-the-board

Cann's team has deep experience in the Australian agribusiness, biotech & pharma sectors, plus proven entrepreneurial & business development expertise

The Board

 
 

non-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Allan McCallum

Allan has broad experience as a public company director in agribusiness and healthcare. He brings proven skills and capabilities in leadership, corporate governance, marketing and business strategy and direct experience in helping small companies develop strong and sustainable positions in their respective industries. Allan is Chairman of Tassal Group Ltd (ASX:TGR), Australia's largest producer of Atlantic salmon, and a Director of Medical Developments International Ltd (ASX:MVP), a pharmaceutical and device manufacturer, marketing nationally and internationally. His previous board roles include Incitec Pivot Limited and Graincorp Limited.

 
 

 
 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Philip Jacobsen

Philip is an experienced public company director who co-founded Premier Artists in 1975 and the Frontier Touring Company in 1979. With a strong financial management background, he has successfully built businesses in quickly evolving and highly competitive markets. Philip is a director of Liberation Music, Premier Artists, The Harbour Agency and Jacobsen Bloodstock and was the former Chairman of MCM Entertainment.

 
 

 
 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Doug Rathbone

Doug is the former Managing Director and CEO of Nufarm Limited (ASX:NUF) and brings to the Board strong leadership skills and experience in agribusiness, marketing and innovation. He is Chairman of Rathbone Wine Group, Director of Cotton Seed Distributors, Leaf Resources (ASX:LER) and AgBiTech Pty Ltd, an Honorary Life Governor of the Royal Children's Hospital and a former Director of the CSIRO and the Burnett Centre for Medical Research. Over a 40-year career at Nufarm, Doug led the transformation of a small Australian agribusiness company into one of the world's leading crop protection and seed companies with an extensive global footprint.   

 
 

 
 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Geoff Pearce

Geoff is a successful entrepreneur and businessman with more than 40 years' experience in the personal care industry. He established and owned Scental Pacific Pty Ltd and grew the business to become Victoria's largest manufacturer of personal care products before selling it to the Smorgon Family. He later established a contract manufacturing business, Beautiworx Australia Pty Ltd, which was also sold. Geoff currently owns The Continental Group, which supplies pharmaceutical packaging and raw materials and has developed alliances with some of the world's leading herbal extract manufacturers. Geoff is Chairman of Probiotec Limited (ASX:PBP). He has extensive experience in areas such as manufacturing, procurement, distribution and regulatory affairs.

 
 
 
 

 
 
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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Neil Belot

Neil is presently the Chief Global Business Development Officer of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) responsible for developing and executing business opportunities on behalf of Aurora to create shareholder value and drive long term growth utilising his comprehensive knowledge of the global regulated cannabis industry, commodity markets, cannabis cultivation, stakeholder relations, branding and marketing. He has also held the position of Chief Brand Officer at Aurora with responsibility for strategic and operational oversight of sales, marketing, client and stakeholder relations, digital technology and business development. Prior to his roles with Aurora Neil was an Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association and the Gas Portfolio and Energy Services Manager at the Housing Services Corporation, both Canadian entities. He has post-graduate qualifications including Masters of Business Administration in Finance and International Exchange obtained from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and the Copenhagen Business Scholl (Denmark) and graduate qualifications of a Bachelor of Business Administrative from Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Canada).

Neil is a Canadian citizen.

 
 

 
 
 

chief executive officer

Peter Crock

Peter is an experienced public company senior manager with deep knowledge and expertise in marketing and technology development. Since joining Cann Group in May 2016, Peter has reset the business plan as directed by the board and led the company through a successful initial public offering (IPO) to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), raising $13.5 million while bringing outstanding institutional and cornerstone investor support. This was followed by a subsequent $70m+ capital raising within the same year to accelerate the company’s expansion program. In a 28-year career at Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF), Peter held senior management roles in marketing, business development, and information technology and led Nufarm’s new technologies division which involved the licensing and commercial development of several new agribusiness technologies. He has project managed the successful integration of newly acquired businesses and has extensive experience working with regulators in Australia and overseas.