MedGreen Pharmaceutical has an embedded people first culture. We understand that while we have the desire to lead the way in this industry, what it takes to build a successful business is people.

Our people are committed to delivering a unique suite of products and we do this living our core values – by being transparent, imaginative, empowering, connected, informed and most of all, working as one cohesive force for the betterment of humanity.

Senior Leadership Team

Brock Lauritsen

CEO

Brock Lauritsen

CEO

Brock is a business professional and entrepreneur with 10 years of consulting experience evaluating operational efficiencies, scalability, and strategies of healthcare companies. As head of operations, Brock’s process management skills provide invaluable tools as MedGreen Pharmaceutical scales to meet local and global demand.

Dhara Desai

Director of Quality

Dhara Desai

Director of Quality

Dhara is an experienced operational leader with 10 years of consulting in the complex regulatory landscape of the United States healthcare system. Her ability to understand day-to-day needs while driving the bigger picture is paramount to the company’s success. As head of MedGreen’s GMP production, Dhara will establish internal processes and governance, along with ensuring the scalability of production and throughput to meet customer demand.

Timothy Lewis

Business Development Manager

Timothy Lewis

Business Development Manager

Tim has 11 years experience in the Australasian food and wine industry, where he has been involved in sales, operations, management, and establishing and maintaining relationships with international and high value customers. Tim is well-placed to be developing MedGreen Pharmaceutical’s export partnerships and markets.

Chris Bell

Supplies Manager/Health and Safety Officer

Chris Bell

Supplies Manager/Health and Safety Officer

Chris has a diverse range of experience in project management, cannabis cultivation, business finance and communications. In 2014 he was an operations manager for a Washington State recreational cannabis production facility, has worked in various medical alternative markets, and has a degree in Financial Planning from the University of Phoenix.

Brendon Harris

Construction Manager

Brendon Harris

Construction Manager

As Construction Manager, Brendon project manages the many building and infrastructure requirements here at MedGreen as we establish this world class growing and production facility. From estimating and cost control through to contractor management and documentation, Brendon ensures each project is completed on time and to the highest standard.

Product Research & Development Team

Rob Lewis

Interim Head of R&D

Rob Lewis

Interim Head of R&D

Over the past 6 years, Rob has forged new paths in the medical cannabis arena with a particular focus on maintaining a strong dialogue with regulators, partners and community. With more than 15 years senior management experience, his professionalism provides an important anchor for the quality and compliance of the New Zealand operation.

Jarrad Lewis

Head of Funding & Project Analysis

Jarrad Lewis

Head of Funding & Project Analysis

Jarrad has 6 years project and relationship management experience within the New Zealand and Australian energy sectors. Prior to this he spent 10 years in Tokyo in diverse industries such as education, online and financial services. Jarrad brings a unique set of skills and experience well suited to his role as Project’s Director primarily engaged in research and development and Government funding.

Jason Miller

Head of Formulation

Jason Miller

Head of Formulation

Jason has more than 13 years of clinical experience in the collaborative management of cancer and chronic disease. He is a medical educator, lecturer, and writer in the field of botanical medicine. As Head of Formulation Jason’s clinical expertise and extensive experience in integrative protocol development gives MGP an even deeper knowledge base to draw from for developing innovative Cannabis therapies.

Helen Teale

Head of Clinical Operations

Helen Teale

Head of Clinical Operations

Founder, owner and Managing Director of Cameron Healthcare Ltd. From 1996, Helen was based in Singapore as a Clinical Operations Manager, developing and managing Quintiles’ first clinical team in South East Asia. Helen is also a member of several respected industry bodies. She is a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Member for a large multinational Life Science Corporation.

Cultivation Team

Ross Philips

Greenhouse Manager

Ross Philips

Greenhouse Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in beekeeping and premium honey production, Ross brings a wealth of New Zealand horticultural knowledge and expertise to MedGreen Pharmaceutical. Ross’s responsibilities include the development and preservation of our all-important mother plants as well as all of the GACP-compliant cultivation within our state-of-the-art production house.

Claude Skerrett

Lead Breeder

Claude Skerrett

Lead Breeder

Claude has a wealth of experience in cannabis genetics research, including with USA growers. He is responsible for new cultivar development, overseeing seed production, and managing a research programme on DNA sequencing.

Julie Chegwidden

Cultivation Technician

Julie Chegwidden

Cultivation Technician

As a former nurse, Julie knows all about the importance of great care. That, combined with her Level 4 Horticultural Certificate, makes Julie the perfect person to ensure all of our plants are perfectly planted, fed and watered all year round. Along with our New Zealand Cannabis plants, we have planted 17,000 native trees and grasses on site that Julie tends to, making MedGreen one of the most  beautiful and unique Medicinal Cannabis growing environments in the world.

Chontel Polkinghorne

Cultivation Technician

Chontel Polkinghorne

Cultivation Technician

Chontel assists in development and cultivation of our New Zealand Cannabis plants as well as the care of our 17,000 native plants on site. Originally from Rotorua, Chontel returned home after a 7 year stint in Australia and brings a range of skills to MedGreen from her time in early childhood education, the Navy and the Police force.

Eru White

Outdoor Cultivation Technician

Eru White

Outdoor Cultivation Technician

Eru has been with MedGreen Pharmaceutical since our inception, initially joining us on our Cadet Programme. He brings considerable experience in Cannabis cultivation and this extensive knowledge and expertise is proving invaluable as we continue to grow. Eru is now overseeing our Outdoor Cultivation areas, and his passion for his role is evidenced in how far this area has been developed since it was established.

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