Our Team

Sativa Wellness Group INC

Board Director Bios

JONATHAN WEARING
Non-Executive Chairman

Jonathan joins as non-Executive Chairman. Jonathan is an experienced, City-based corporate financier, who began his City career after graduating from Cambridge University with a M.A. in Economics. He was Chairman of Ideagen plc on its admission to the AIM market in July 2012 until April 2018 . Following eight years in Citibank London’s corporate banking division, providing debt finance for growth and acquisition purposes, he moved to Citicorp’s London investment bank (CIBL) where, as a Director in the Corporate Finance Department, he worked on both UK and cross-border transactions.

HENRY LEES-BUCKLEY
CEO

Chief Executive Officer of Sativa Wellness Group Inc, is a seasoned corporate executive, with extensive experience of leading companies in the public markets. Henry was previously CEO of Uni-Select [TSX:UNS], a Canadian TSX quoted company, with operations in the UK, Canada and the USA. Prior to that, he was a senior global executive and officer in the USA and Canada for W.W. Grainger, a US$15 billion market capitalisation Fortune 500 company. Henry is currently a non-Executive Director of NASDAQ-quoted BMC (Building Materials Corp) [NASDAQ:BMCH] which has sales of US$3.8 billion and a market capitalisation of US$1.6 billion. Henry holds an MBA from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario and has held numerous executive level positions both in North America and the United Kingdom.

JOSEPH COLLIVER
CFO

Joseph is a qualified Chartered Accountant with significant commercial finance experience.  Before joining Sativa, Joseph was a Director of

Consulting at Kantar Consulting, part of WPP plc (“WPP”) which advises Retail, Sales and Shopper clients on enhancing their commercial capability and the commercial competency of their staff.  Prior to this, Joseph was Chief Financial Officer and a senior board member at WPP’s Kantar Futures, which advises its clients on enhancing profit through change and shaping strategy.  Here, Joseph was accountable for financial performance, managing a global finance team.  From 2012 – 2015 Joseph was Global Commercial Director of WPP’s Kantar subsidiary Taylor Nelson Sofres, a $1.8 billion turnover marketing agency.

JASON DUSSAULT
Non-Executive Director – Corporate Communications

A multi-talented man with mindful marketing and creativity – this is what Jason Dussault is all about! A man of great accomplishments, he is a star and producer of the Dussault Inc. a City TV reality show. his professional journey primarily focused on mining and capital markets. He began his journey in the diamond exploration boom in the North West Territories and contributed for two decades. Not only this, Dussault has a huge list of working with wireless, high-tech, retail and energy start-ups. He has specifically devoted his two years on strategic minerals particularly lithium in Nevada. Known for his innovative marketing style, Dussault has received significant media attention on FOX NEWS, Entertainment Tonight, CityTV, ETalk on CTV, CBC, MTV, The Wall Street Journal and New York Times to name a few.

ANGUS KERR
Non-Executive Director

Angus is an adviser and capital markets professional with nearly 25 years’ experience in global banking with specific expertise in strategic and equity advisory, M&A and ECM. He has held, inter alia, managing director and management roles covering advisory, equity advisory and ECM at a number of organisations, including head of Mid-Market Advisory and Broking at Credit Suisse and head of UK ECM Dresdner Kleinwort. He has a long track record of advising companies and high-profile individuals in the UK, USA and Europe. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Zeus Capital, the independent investment bank, and is also Chairman of North Berwick SA, a business that consolidates portfolios of company-owned life insurance, and of the advisory board of Luxon Payments Ltd, a company using block chain distributed ledger technology to create a global electronic wallet. Prior to his career in finance Angus was an Army Officer. Angus has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Reading.

 

MARK BLOWER
Non-Executive Director

Mark is an experienced finance professional, having spent the last 20 years actively overseeing the financial performance of over 70 UK SME’s, with a particular focus on raising debt and private equity. He began his career in 1996 at the Investment Banking division of a large UK bank, before joining NM Rothschild in 2000. He then ran a highly successful leveraged debt team for another UK lending institution for five years before starting his Private Equity career in 2010. During his career to-date he has held a number of board positions, across a variety of sectors.

ANNE TEW
Corporate Secretary

Anne is an experienced Accountant, Corporate Secretary and professional business mentor with over 30 years’ experience across a range of industries including the NHS, testing laboratories, manufacturing and farming. She has successfully led projects to achieve business turnaround, restructuring, growth and development. Anne has worked as an Executive and Non-Executive Director as well as advising board members in financial and governance matters as the Corporate Secretary or as an external consultant.

Anne Tew

Company Secretary

Anne is an experienced Accountant, Company Secretary, and business Mentor who has worked in a range of sectors to achieve business turnaround, growth and development.

Anne has worked as an Executive and Non-Executive Director as well as advising board members in financial and governance matters as the Company Secretary or external consultant.

Dr Nick Horniman

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Dr Horniman has thirty years’ experience in the veterinary industry, including setting up and running a group of private veterinary practices.  In addition to this, he worked with corporate practices as a veterinary surgeon and consultant and has worked with online veterinary pharmacies and prescription software companies.

Nick will implement the Company’s licencing strategy through its continuing relationships with the relevant UK agencies and research centres surrounding the complex regulation of the cultivation of cannabis.

Dr Matthew Brown

Advisor

Dr Brown is an award-winning Consultant at The Royal Marsden Hospital specialising in pain medicine and anaesthetics and has recently published research into using cannabinoids for cancer pain treatment.  Dr Brown holds an honorary research position at the Institute of Cancer Research having completed doctoral research into cancer-related pain at the insitution, becoming the first anaesthetist to complete a higher degree in the Institute’s history.

Dr Peter Feldshreiber

Founder and Deputy Chairman

Dr. Peter Feldschreiber is dually qualified as a barrister and physician. He specialises in medical and healthcare law including medical products liability, pharmaceutical and medical devices regulatory law, clinical negligence and personal injury and medically related employment litigation.

Casework includes the Aspirin Reyes Syndrome product liability litigation, Atomic Veterans Litigation, the morning after pill litigation, the Seroquel litigation, Foetal Anti- convulsant Syndrome Litigation, Cochlear Implants and Cardiac Stent Litigations and judicial review and references to the ECJ on pharmaceutical regulatory issues. He has held appointments as Senior Medical Assessor and Special Litigation Coordinator to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Department of Health.

Dr Feldschreiber is General Editor of The Law and Regulation of Medicines (Oxford University Press) and is Consultant Editor for the Volume on Medical Products for Halsburys Laws of England and the Lexis Nexis series on updates of UK and European Law. He is co-author of the chapter on the regulation of healthcare products in Butterworths Healthcare Law and Practice. Peter is also the Visiting Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at Kings College London.

He is retained counsel to a number of solicitors and has experience of international litigation regarding drug induced injury. He has also published extensively on the law of causation and European regulatory procedure. He has published research into the repair of DNA following ionising radiation whilst working at the Institute of Cancer Research. He is also a member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Professor Clive Page

OBE, BSc, PhD, FSoB, FBPhS

Clive Page is a Professor of Pharmacology, King’s College London and Director of the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology, King’s College London. Clive’s main research interests are in the pharmacology of inflammation and respiratory disease, and he has published over 300 scientific papers and book chapters.

Clive was the co-founder and previous Chairman of the Board of Verona Pharma plc, a listed Company developing new drugs for the treatment of Respiratory Diseases. He is a Non Executive Director of Babraham Biotechnology Ltd, as well as being a Trustee of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and a Trustee of the Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine in Hannover. Clive is a Non Executive Director on the Board of ImmuneRegulation Ltd, PreP Biopharma and EpiEndo. Clive started his early career in the Pharmaceutical Industry at Sandoz Ltd, Basel, Switzerland and regularly consults to both Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies. Clive has previously held Non Executive Board positions at Cardiome in Canada and Stirling Products Ltd in Perth, Australia.

Clive is a recent former Chairman of the Animal Science Group of the Royal Society of Biology and has contributed widely to the public debate about the use of animals in Research.

He was awarded the Sandoz Prize from the British Pharmacological Society in 1988, The Tanabe Young Investigators Prize from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology in 1996 and the Society of Biology President’s Medal in 2012 for “Outstanding Contributions to the Life Sciences”. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and an Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society. Clive was awarded an OBE for “Services to Pharmacology” in 2017.