MedReleaf Australia’s has a partnership with Aurora Cannabis Enterprises in Canada, a leading licensed producer leveraging cutting edge technologies to cultivate, produce and manufacture safe and effective GMP accredited products.

MedReleaf Australia has been granted Import and Export licences by the Office of Drug Control and Wholesale licences from the Queensland Department of Health.

MedReleaf Australia and Aurora Cannabis Enterprises maintain a strong commitment to clinical trials and ongoing research. In-progress initiatives include two Observational Chronic Pain Studies currently recruiting Australian veterans and general patients as subjects.

 

MedReleaf Australia is also a founding member of Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) which is the peak industry organisation for Australia’s licensed medicinal cannabis industry. The MCIA acts as the voice for the licensed medicinal cannabis sector. www.mcia.org.au


KEY MANAGEMENT TEAM

Russell Harding

BPharm, BHMS, MACP, MAICD  – Executive Chairman & CEO

Russell is Co-founder of MedReleaf Australia, and has over 35 years’ experience as a successful pharmacy entrepreneur in Australia, solely responsible for six…

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Russell is Co-founder of MedReleaf Australia, and has over 35 years’ experience as a successful pharmacy entrepreneur in Australia, solely responsible for six start-ups. Hardings Pharmacy at Annerley, Brisbane, established over 30 years ago, is the only 24-hour community pharmacy in Brisbane and was the first in Queensland to be accredited under the QCPP guidelines. In 2019 this pharmacy was selected as the winner of the Australian Pharmacy of the Year in the Professional Innovation Category. He is a long-term Director and Chairman of a pharmaceutical warehousing co-operative company with over 80 pharmacy owners as members.

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Cam Battley

Director MedReleaf Australia

Mr. Battley former Aurora Cannabis Inc Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) was approved by the Australian Federal Office of Drug Control (ODC) in November…

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Mr. Battley former Aurora Cannabis Inc Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) was approved by the Australian Federal Office of Drug Control (ODC) in November 2019 as Director of MedReleaf Australia. Cam joined Aurora in March, 2016, and has also previously held the positions of Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President with Aurora Cannabis Inc. Cam has more than 15 years of experience in the global biopharmaceutical industry, Has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cannabis Canada, the trade association for Health Canada Licensed Producers. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of the patient advocacy group Campaigning for Cancer (South Africa), and was also a Board member of Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), a Vancouver-based developer of advanced digesters for organic waste materials.

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Nathan Davis

Executive Director - Head of Strategy and Business Development

Nathan is a Co-founder of MedReleaf Australia with Russell Harding. Has a diverse background including Medical Cannabis, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Luxury Retail, Supply Chain,…

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Nathan is a Co-founder of MedReleaf Australia with Russell Harding. Has a diverse background including Medical Cannabis, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Luxury Retail, Supply Chain, Wholesale and Franchising. For almost 10 years, he worked for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), the largest diversified wholesaler and franchisor of pharmaceutical products in Australia. Nathan established himself as a leader within the business, and was pivotal in the distribution and wholesale channels. He has a firm foundation of knowledge of the PBS, private and generic medicine marketplace in Australia. He is adept at realising, developing and actioning new and innovative business strategies.

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Gordon Chan

BPharm, Grad Dip Hosp Pharm, BCNP, RPSS, MRACI CChem
Head of QA, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Gordon is the former Head of Radiopharmacy, Molecular Imaging & Therapy, Austin Health in Melbourne, Victoria. Gordon is an experienced and highly regarded…

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Gordon is the former Head of Radiopharmacy, Molecular Imaging & Therapy, Austin Health in Melbourne, Victoria. Gordon is an experienced and highly regarded pharmacist of over 40 years who successfully assisted in the registration of over ten radiopharmaceuticals and was instrumental in the establishment of Australia’s first commercial centralised radiopharmacy in 1993. At the Austin he assisted in the design of the PET facility and helped oversee the installation of two cyclotrons and corresponding production hot-cells for automated radiochemistry as well as the design, build and implementation of a state-of-the-art PET radiopharmaceutical Quality Control laboratory. He has acquired the necessary regulatory experience and know-how to help bring MedReleaf Australia products onto the ARTG.

He has had a pivotal role in the introduction of a new range of, Australian GMP produced, medicinal cannabis products for MedReleaf Australia. He has a strong knowledge of TGA processes and remains motivated to deliver safe and effective medicines to the Australian public.

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Rakesh Raj

B. Eng, Executive MBA – Pharmacy Services Director

Rakesh has 32 years’ experience building and leading teams across the pharmaceutical and high-tech industrial sectors. He is a entrepreneurial business leader with…

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Rakesh has 32 years’ experience building and leading teams across the pharmaceutical and high-tech industrial sectors. He is a entrepreneurial business leader with demonstrated success in establishing, turning-around and growing businesses in the ANZ region.

Over the past 17 years, after leaving the senior executive team as GM Corporate at Linde Material Handling, Rakesh has worked in senior leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry. This included being GM Sales at Hexal & Sandoz (Novartis), Pharmacy Business Unit Director at sanofi and Head of Retail Business at Sun Pharma.  Rakesh has extensive experience establishing and developing generic medicines business. He also has experience developing OTC & patent expired medicines businesses and being responsible for wholesaler relationships.

As Pharmacy Services Director at MedReleaf, Rakesh is committed to working with retail & hospital pharmacies and wholesalers to deliver highest quality medicines to patients.

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