“It is my pleasure to welcome both Terry and David to the board,” said Judy Schmeling, Chair of the Board of Directors, Canopy Growth. “Their leadership and experience in highly competitive industries will be instrumental as we focus the business and evolve into an execution-driven operating company. I also want to thank outgoing board members, Peter Stringham and John Bell, for their contribution and service to the board during times of rapid expansion and growth.”
John Bell is the former Lead Director and Peter Stringham Chaired the Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee.
Ms. Yanofsky has extensive experience working with big-name retailers and is respected for her strategic leadership and disciplined approach to driving revenue. She most recently served as the Senior Vice-President, General Manager of Sephora Canada. Prior to joining Sephora, Ms. Yanofsky worked at L Brands where she was the country manager for Bath & Body Works Canada. She brings over 30 years of experience working with rapidly growing big-name global retailers.
“I’m thrilled to join Canopy’s Board” said Ms. Yanofsky. “There is no company better positioned in the emerging global cannabis market, and I look forward to working with Canopy Growth’s very talented leadership team to ensure that it remains an innovator and disruptor in the cannabis retail market.”
Mr. Lazzarato’s impressive career includes senior executive positions with Alliance Atlantis Communications, Allstream, Bell Canada and CAE. He also has extensive board experience and currently serves as The Star Group’s Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Lazzarato brings to the board a demonstrated commercial and financial acumen to assist businesses going through pivotal inflection points.
“I’m honoured to be a member of the Board of Directors at Canopy Growth,” Mr. Lazzarato said. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the entire Canopy Growth leadership team to build on the foundation that has been laid as we expand and transform the company to maintain its position as leader in the cannabis industry.”
Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp and cannabis device company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms, as well as medical devices through Canopy Growth’s subsidiary, Storz & Bickel GMbH & Co. KG. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time. Canopy Growth has operations in over a dozen countries across five continents.
Canopy Growth’s medical division, Spectrum Therapeutics is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public’s understanding of cannabis, and has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Spectrum Therapeutics sells a range of full-spectrum products using its colour-coded classification Spectrum system as well as single cannabinoid Dronabinol under the brand Bionorica Ethics.
Canopy Growth operates retail stores across Canada under its award-winning Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners. Tweed is a globally recognized cannabis brand which has built a large and loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships.
From our historic public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icons Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House Seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates eleven licensed cannabis production sites with over 10.5 million square feet of production capacity, including over one million square feet of GMP certified production space. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com.