Executive Director, New Zealand Medicinal Cannabis Council
Sally is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Medicinal Cannabis Council, the peak industry group for Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand. She has extensive experience in government relations and advocacy in public, private and not-for-profit organisations, previously in the education and data standards sectors. She holds an MBA from Otago University.
Completely new sectors that combine competitive levers of world-class agriscience, innovation, sustainability and trusted regulators are rare; there are huge challenges and equally great opportunities - an irresistible combination. Starting with 2 foundation members in 2019 Sally and her exceptional Board have developed the Council to represent 80%+ of the licensed Medicinal Cannabis industry in New Zealand. It is a respected stakeholder in developing world-leading regulation for Medicinal Cannabis and has an engaged community that works collaboratively and very effectively across a range of and government - industry environments to set the foundations for innovative, patient focussed advances in cannabis derived medicines.