Who we are

Our experienced delivery team includes HempGro's Board of Directors, which includes co-op members, independents, and the appointed Executive Officer.

Chairperson

Nicole Botica

Nicole has had over 20 years experience researching the benefits of Hemp Seed Oil in the cosmetic industry. During this time she had the opportunity to educate Anita Roddick, the founder of The Body Shop, to advance research & development on Hemp Seed Oil cosmetics. Nicole is a committee member for iHemp Association and currently has a small business making handmade Hemp Seed Oil soaps and lotions.

Nicole has over 10 years experience in project management within the community development sector fostering partnerships and building vibrant and sustainable communities. She has event management skills and excellent public relations. Nicole is currently working in the agricultural sector coordinating data analysis and strategic planning for a private organisation. Presently she is developing her skills in co-operative management through a post graduate course from University of Newcastle on Co-operative Organisation and Management.

Honorary Executive Officer

Gail Stubber

Gail Stubber has been growing hemp since 2017. She is a past Vice President of Ihemp Association and a current board member and has been on the committee since 2018. She was the co-founder of the WA Hemp Growers' Facebook page and maintains an administrative role on the site. She has been the EO of the Co-op since inception in 2018.

Gail has a Masters in Sustainable Development based on community engagement practices and finding ways to engage country towns in raising community consciousness. She applies her skills in democratic decision making to the development of the co-op and harnessing the talents and passions of our farmers.
She has started a degree from the University of Newcastle in Co-operative Organisation and Management. She has completed the Foundation course from the Australian Institure of Company Directors and the AIM Co-operative Managment course.

Vice Chairperson

Richard Davy

Richard is new to the hemp industry but sees massive potential on many levels for the crop. He has grown hemp for two seasons. His passion is for fibre and developing an industry for this product in WA.

Richard was born into dairy farming and is a certified organic grower. He has studied biological soil science and holistic resource management and applies these practices when managing his farm. He has a strong creative side and practical problem solving abilities.

Board Member

Greg LeGuier

Greg LeGuier has been involved with the hemp sector since 2017, and in 2020 co-founded Harvey Hemp, which is pursuing the local processing of hemp seed for food products, well-being, and commercial applications.

Greg is passionate about closing the gap between those farmers who want and are willing to grow hemp for seed, and customers who seek high quality non-food and food grade hemp seed oil, protein meal, and other value add products – by providing southwest based processing operations and solutions.

Greg is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Greg has over 25 years executive experience in finance and business and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Australian Medical Association (WA) Inc Group. Early in Greg’s career he held Board advisory and executive management positions with one of Australia’s largest co-operatives – the Capricorn Group – for 8 years. Greg has significant experience serving, and consulting to member based, and for mission and purpose organisations in the areas of governance, strategy, and risk management.

Board Member

Brad Skeggs

I am a hemp farmer and own an online hempfood company set up in the Great Southern . I am passionate about the future of hemp seeds as a high protein and high omega oil food to feed a world looking for increased protein intake from sustainable sources.

I am a qualified accountant and a past Chairman and Executive Director of COSOL (asx : COS) and have taken COSOL from inception in 2000 to admission to the Australian Stock Exchange in 2020. With over 30 years industry experience I have both filled line management roles with a variety of mining , minerals processing and capital intensive organisations and provided strategic consulting services to a variety of organisations around the globe.

I am fluent in English and Spanish and have conversational Portuguese.

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