Canada Goose director Jodi Butts nominated for cannabis producer Aphria’s board


Jodi Butts

(This story has been updated with information and facts about Aphria’s new board nominees.)

Jodi Butts, an independent board director for Canada Goose clothes corporation, has been nominated to join a single of the country’s best cannabis producers, Leamington, Ontario-primarily based Aphria.

Butts will join a board stacked with broad cross-sector knowledge if she is authorized at the company’s Nov. 14 annual basic meeting in Toronto.

“Jodi is an entrepreneur, a lawyer and a seasoned executive who will bring a wealth of knowledge in governance and driving constructive modify and development inside organizations,” Tamara Macgregor, Aphria’s vice president of communications, told Marijuana Business enterprise Everyday.

Butts previously served as CEO of Rise Asset Improvement and senior VP of operations and redevelopment at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, according to her biography in an Aphria regulatory filing.

As nicely as serving on Toronto-primarily based Canada Goose’s board, the 46-year-old is a member of the board for Dot Wellness, a member of the board of governors and audit committee of the University of Windsor as nicely as a member of the Walrus Foundation board of directors and danger-management committee.

Most of Aphria’s board, such as former CEO Vic Neufeld, has been replaced given that the company was rocked by a brief seller’s report final December.

Only two of the most up-to-date nominees, Renah Persofsk and John Herhalt, have been on the board given that at least a single year ago.

Shlomo Bibas, Shawn Dym and Michael Serruya, listed as directors on Aphria’s web-site, do not seem to have been nominated for one more term.

Directors on the Nov. 14 ballot who have been appointed in the previous 12 months include David Hopkinson, Tom Looney and Walter Robb.

Hopkinson has been an Aphria director given that April. The 48-year-old is international head of partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol.

Looney joined Aphria’s board late final year. The 56-year-old is a former president of Diageo’s U.S. Spirits &amp Canada.

Robb joined Aphria’s board in April. The 65-year-old served as co-CEO of Complete Foods Market place from 2010 to the finish of 2016.

As for Butts, the best 5 capabilities and competencies she brings to Aphria, according to the company’s management circular, are:

  • Executive leadership and tactic.
  • Legal and regulatory.
  • Pharmaceutical and biomedical business.
  • Public corporation board knowledge.
  • Advertising and branding.

Aphria’s annual basic meeting is scheduled to take location at the Royal Canadian Military Institute.

An application for a safety clearance for Butts, as nicely as other new directors, is in the performs with Wellness Canada. Till granted, she will not vote on any matter associated to the Canadian operations of the corporation, the filing states.

Aphria’s shares trade as APHA on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.

Matt Lamers can be reached at [email protected]


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