NUBU Pharmaceuticals is made up of a team of experts who bring together invaluable pharmaceutical, business, marketing and communication experience.
Coupled with the expertise from the numerous cannabis industry experts the company consults with regularly, NUBU Pharmaceuticals is on track to become New Zealand’s leading medicinal cannabis manufacturer and supplier.
Co-founder & CEO
Mark’s background is media—radio, television and print. Until the end of 2017, he co-hosted the afternoon show on Newstalk ZB, New Zealand’s Number 1 radio station. He is also a television presenter for New Zealand’s largest TV network – TVNZ, and often writes for some of New Zealand’s largest publications. Mark also has vast experience in business, having run a successful import and distribution company in New Zealand since 2011, among others.
Co-founder & COO
For the past 16 years, Will has been working in advertising and marketing. Working with local and global brands across most industries, he has helped these businesses create their marketing strategies and managed their advertising investment, ensuring effective communications that ultimately drive their business objectives.
Head Of Supply
Claudia has been involved in the global cannabis industry for over two years at Aurora Cannabis, one of the worlds largest cannabis producers. Claudia worked sales operation and inventory management, working with internal and external stakeholders while capturing all needs and aspects of the supply chain. She brings to NUBU a deep understanding of both recreational and medical markets. Previous to her experience in cannabis Claudia worked in warehousing and distribution for some of New Zealand's top clothing companies including Augustine & Kate Sylvester.
Operations and Innovation Executive
Nick is a Chemical Engineer – recently graduating from the University of Canterbury (with honours). His background is in process development, which has proved incredibly valuable during his time at NUBU. Nick is passionate about cannabis, and is excited about developing alternative treatment options for a variety of different medical conditions including Crohn’s disease, which he has battled since age 15. Nick brings logical thinking, innovative ideas and an immense amount of drive and enthusiasm to the team.
Scott was most recently CEO and founder of Plexure (NZX:PLX), a mobile engagement technology company used by more than 85 million customers in more than 30 countries around the world for clients like McDonalds, IKEA and 7-Eleven. Plexure has won numerous global awards, including the 2nd Fastest Growing Company in the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50. Scott was also co-founder of Utilyx, a UK- based energy and carbon trading company that was sold in 2012 to Mitie. Prior to this, Scott worked in a number of strategic consulting roles in markets such as the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Japan, servicing a range of clients including Toyota, GM, IBM, Citibank and McDonalds. Scott holds a M.Comm (Hons) from the University of Auckland.
From her years of experience as Global Brand Manager for New Zealand-based FMCG brand, Ecostore, Amanda has extensive understanding, as well as a strong passion, for the development of New Zealand brands both locally and on a global scale. Her background is in marketing and design but Amanda’s previous roles have focused on Category Management, New Product Development & Launch as well as Research and Development. She has worked in all facets of product development;
manufacturing, trade and the development of products and ranges for specific markets and channels.