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.

Business 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 MedGreen Pharmaceutical’s CEO, Brock’s process management skills provide invaluable tools as we scale to meet local & global 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.

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.

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.

Jarrad Lewis

Director of Special Projects

Jarrad Lewis

Director of Special Projects

Jarrad has 6 years project and relationship management experience within the New Zealand and Australian energy sectors, and prior to this 10 years in Tokyo involved in industries as diverse as education, online services, and financial services.

Amy King

Executive Assistant

Amy King

Executive Assistant

Amy brings a wide variety of commercial experience across her past roles with Bond & Bond and Puma Darts, including personal assistant, receptionist, payroll, accounts, retail operations, sales, as well as IT and implementation of new systems and processes. Here at MedGreen, Amy has also added HR responsibility to her Executive Management role, and her willingness to tackle new projects or problems will see her involved in many areas of the business.

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.

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.