Meet the ECS Botanics Team.
Alex has a diverse background with 14 years’ experience working in financial markets as an investor, adviser and fund manager. Alex has acted as a corporate adviser to several companies regarding strategy development/implementation, governance and change management. Alex has founded, grown and financed companies across agriculture, financial services and mining. Alex has practical skills in agriculture including many years’ experience working on properties, most notably in the cultivation of poppies, hemp, potatoes.
Alex has a degree in rural business management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alex was born in Tasmania, has farming interests in Tasmania, and brings with him significant experience and relationships. Alex is a board member of the Hemp Association of Tasmania (HAT).
Nan-Maree (Nan) has held Australian business leader positions of large organisations such as GE; ThermoFisher and Ventia. A common thread through all her tenures was her ability to deliver extraordinary bottom and top line growth across different geographies and industries. Nan’s passion for delivering customer value and her determination to deliver outcomes resulted in enviable customer retention rates whilst regularly securing large annuity contracts, some valued at over $200m.
Nan founded Murray Meds prior to be acquired by ECS in March 2021. On acquisition Murray Meds was one of the largest and most advanced EU GMP compliant medicinal cannabis companies in Australia.
David McCredie has been the CEO of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce since 2010. David’s interactions with a broad range of industries both in Australia and the UK enables him to provide crucial advice to government, non-government, and private sector organisations on best practice in a range of fields, including business strategy, marketing, financing, political and government connectivity.
David has a Bachelor of Arts and MBA. David brings with him significant strategic and business development capabilities, combined with extensive relationships in the business and government sectors.
Jason brings over 25 years’ senior management experience driving growth, developing, and improving business models, building operational excellence, identifying revenue opportunities and profitability across multiple and varied sectors globally.
Jason is skilled at creating high value relationships, identifying, and capitalising on opportunities and innovating with technology. He has also been an active member of the Global Entrepreneurs Organisation and has developed a significant network of contacts across a range of industry segments globally. Jason brings a wealth of board and senior management experience developed within the hemp, medicinal cannabis, finance, franchising, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services sectors.
While Jason will be actively involved in all aspects of building the business including business development, distribution, corporate and product development, his initial focus will be to drive and build the business’s operational capability across HR, Contract Management and Finance functions.
Angela brings more than 30 years of pharmaceutical experience in the United Kingdom and Australia to ECS. Having held executive roles in the pharmaceutical and cannabis industry, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge in GMP manufacturing and compliance and will be responsible for adding value to ECS’ medicinal cannabis products.
Her considerable expertise in pharmaceutical GMP will be pivotal in ensuring ECS achieves one of its primary objectives, to build a highly respected medicinal cannabis pharmaceutical company that doctors, and patients trust.
Michael is Head of European Operations at ECS, based in Switzerland. Michael began his career with global pharmaceutical company GSK, where he rose to senior management levels. He has previously led the European Operations of a leading Australian medicinal cannabis, healthcare company and prior to this, he led an EMEA natural healthcare company as their General Manager.
Paul is a qualified horticulturalist with a diverse and varied agriculture and commercial skillset that spans over 30 years.
At Little Green Pharma since 2019, Paul was key to the successful construction and commissioning of facilities including cultivation, post-harvest production and TGA licensed EU GMP manufacturing. Prior to his experience in the medicinal cannabis sector, Paul was a business owner in the construction industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge and trade skills to project manage industrial-scale agriculture and production facilities.
Nikita, one of Australia’s most accomplished agronomists, joined ECS in May. He has a proven track record of success and has overseen commercial greenhouse and outdoor farm production operations in Australia, Israel and Canada. Nikita’s deep knowledge and experience in regenerative farming, cannabis cultivation, and plant genetics positions both ECS and Nikita
to achieve their objective to grow high quality cannabis as sustainably as possible.
Nikki is a Chartered Accountant with 18 years commercial experience. Prior to joining ECS Nikki worked in several varied roles ranging from leading the finance function in rapidly expanding and changing SMEs in Sydney and London as well as working in larger, established publicly listed organisations and financial institutions such as UBS Investment Bank in London and Westpac Institutional Bank in Sydney.
Nikki has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting.
Nikki brings with her a passion for all things numbers and financial control and enjoys working in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
Jason has been instrumental in growing and developing many business verticals across multiple sectors. As lead adviser to both Australian and International corporations, Jason managed the implementation and delivery of many successful projects across industries including renewable energy, import export and health and nutrition. Jason is skilled at new product and branding deployment, asset management architecture and provisioning and cross vertical marketing strategies.
Jason brings to ECS Botanics strategic supply chain management experience, business and solutions development expertise, advanced problem solving and a strong sense team building and cultural development experience. Jason is passionate about health and nutrition and delivering new consumer experiences through innovation.
Since 2018 Blaise has held the role of Global Sales and Operations Manager for an international medicinal cannabis company. Based in Melbourne, Blaise’s network and understanding of the industry’s commercial operations will be invaluable in achieving ECS’s
sales objectives across Australia and New Zealand and ensure that customers receive high levels of service and support.
Sally brings an abundance of flare, knowledge, and experience to ECS Botanics since joining in 2020. Her experience ranges from corporate administration, events management, and digital marketing. Since 2013, Sally has developed her skills in the financial services industry specifically within corporate investments and consultancies.
Sally has a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Marketing and Advertising. Sally enjoys challenging the norm and speaking her mind. Sally is determined to generate brand interest, boost product revenue, and focus on customer and business relationships during her time at ECS Botanics.