Robert Marsh, President & CEO
Bob Marsh, a retired commander, served in the Canadian Forces as a naval officer until 2006. In 1989 he attended the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, graduating with distinction. He subsequently served in two command roles, executive officer on the HMCS Algonquin and then commanding officer on the HMCS Huron. He later served at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa as a section head in the Directorate of Force Structure and as a special liaison to NATO, responsible for national duties ranging from emergency preparedness to mobilization and force planning. At the Maritime Pacific Headquarters in Victoria, Bob served as deputy chief of staff operational readiness, accountable for West Coast fleet operational readiness and for liaising with US Naval Headquarters in San Diego and with the Third Fleet in Hawaii. After retiring in 2006, Bob used his training, personnel, and leadership skills to support Health Canada as a liaison and planning stakeholder, focusing on assisting doctors and approximately four hundred patients in obtaining licences under the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations. With the evolution of the MMAR to the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, or the MMPR, Bob has become involved in planning and creating a new company and business model to assist organizations in creating plans and preparations to enter into the commercial licensing program or to sustain themselves while navigating the requirements of the program and effectively fulfilling the needs of their patients.
Officers of the Company
Annie Storey, CA, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Annie Storey, CA brings over 25 years of experience of providing accounting, financial reporting and corporate services to Canadian and US public companies with operations around the world. Her experience includes twelve years in public practice in the areas of audit, accounting and quality control with KPMG, MNP and other small CA firms registered with the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. She is proficient in the areas of International Financial Reporting Standards and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP). Ms. Storey was certified as a Chartered Accountant after obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with majors in finance and international business and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.'s Practice Review & Licensing Committee, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Practitioners' Technical Advisory Committee, and regularly participates on boards of non-profit organizations.
Gordon Fretwell, BCom., LLB, Corporate Secretary
Formerly a partner at a large Vancouver law firm, Gordon Fretwell has been practicing securities law for the past twenty-five years and is experienced in providing corporate and securities legal advice both to companies in the process of going public and to established companies trading on public stock exchanges. Gordon acts for various public companies in all business sectors, including resource, biomed, oil and gas, and technology, as well as companies involved in the newly emerging medical marijuana sector. In addition to practicing law, Gordon is a director and officer of various companies trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, the TSX, and the NYSE. Gordon has extensive experience in providing corporate governance advice to public companies and sits as an independent 2 director on various audit, compensation, and corporate governance and nominating committees. He has chaired multiple special committees on takeovers and other business combinations of public companies.