Who we are

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

Vice Chairperson

Richard Davy

Richard is now a 5 season famer in the hemp industry and sees massive potential on many levels for the crop. His passion is for fibre and developing an industry for this product in WA. Fibre has so many uses and can help transition from petroleum based clothing to natural fibres.

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.

Independent Board Member

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.

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.

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.

Board Member

Bronwyn Blake

Bronwyn has been with the Co-op from the beginning. She helped instigate the ideas and set up the first board, taking the position of Chairperson until having a wonderful baby boy and starting her own hemp business left no space for the Co-op board work. We missed her and are truly pleased she has returned to the board.

Her work in hemp in WA is well known. She has worked tirelessly with her husband Chris building Vasse Valley and has worked in hemp livestock feed research for over four years. Trying to collect data to establish the benefits of hemp seed in livelstock supplementary feeds.

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