Peter is a corporate lawyer and has been a Partner at Steinepreis Paganin (Perth based corporate law firm) since July 2005 and has a wide range of experience in all forms of commercial and corporate law, with a particular focus on medical cannabis, resources (hard rock and oil/gas), equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant experience in dealing in cross border transactions. Peter graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance). He has also completed a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA.
Winton is an experienced company director. Winton brings a broad range of skills and experience in strategy, company development, corporate governance, company public listings, merger and acquisition transactions and corporate finance. He has considerable experience with ASX listed and other companies over a broad range of industries having been involved with many successful ventures from early stage through to large capital development projects. Winton holds formal qualifications in economics, finance, accounting, education and governance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia/Chartered Secretary.
Doug is an experienced company director and has also served for 30 years as CFO or CEO in a number of significant and successful (mostly publicly-listed) commercial enterprises and investment banks. His executive experience had a heavy emphasis in corporate strategy, treasury, financial management, M&A and business development. As a professional director Doug has developed risk management and governance expertise. He has a strong background in IPO and start-ups and a reputation for innovation, perseverance and achieving solutions and results. Doug has a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael resides in Toronto, Canada and is an experienced former investment banker and private equity executive. Michael is an active cannabis sector executive, having recently served as Vice President of Corporate Finance of Dosecann (an investee company prior to its successful divestment by MMJ in 2018) and an executive director of Embark Parallax Inc.(formerly known as Embark Ventures Inc.) (the manager of MMJ’s investments). Mr Curtis was previously the Chief Operating Officer and director of Embark Health Inc. (a current investee company of MMJ) and remains a consultant to Embark Health Inc. Michael has a Master of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick, Major: International Finance and a Bachelor of Sciences (Honors), McMaster University.
Jim has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry with alternative asset fund managers in Australia and overseas including Hastings Funds Management and Annuity Australia. His roles include acting as responsible manager, investment manager and CFO within alternative asset fund managers. Jim has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Debra joined MMJ in March 2018 as Head Ofﬁce Manager. She has over 20 years of administration experience in legal, risk, compliance and human resources with top 50 ASX companies.