About Aurora

Cannabis Pioneers. Industry Leaders.

Our Roots Run Deep

The story of Aurora Cannabis started back when medical cannabis could only be produced by designated growers or patients themselves specifically authorized by the Government of Canada. Since then, we’ve come a long way.

Our Purpose

Opening the World to Cannabis.

Enabled by Science. Empowered by People. For Patients & Consumers.

Our Values

As global pioneers in the cannabis industry, we’re always moving forward. Here’s how we show up for ourselves and each other in order to successfully live our Purpose:

Winning Together

One Aurora, one A-Team
We're united by a passion to win, for our team and for those who rely on us. We have tenacity and are driven by a shared understanding of what it takes to succeed.

Courage

Lead change and live with authenticity
We show up every day as our true selves. We speak openly and honestly and respect one another. We're up for being at the forefront of change.

Accountability

One Aurora, one A-Team
We believe in what we do. We take pride in delivering what's expected from us because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Companion

Treat everyone with care and respect
We care for ourselves, for our A-team and for our community of patients, consumers and customers and believe in fostering the well-being that fuels us and those we serve.

Science & Innovation

We push the envelope for cannabis research and product development. By leading the way in breeding and genetics research, our dedicated genetics division, OccoTM, is building a sustainable pipeline of new plants and innovative traits that will transform the way the world uses cannabis.

New Products

We’re shaping a bright future for the industry through better plants.

  • Grown with traditional breeding methods in use for over a century

  • Crop innovation techniques in line with those used for corn, wheat, and other major global agricultural crops

  • Focused on improving potency, terpenes, flowers, plant architecture, maturity, and yield

Genetics Licensing

We have Canada’s largest catalogue of high-quality cannabis genetics.

  • Over 20 exclusive cultivars immediately available for trial and licensing

  • New cultivars consistently test high for THC, with some growers testing above 30%

  • Measured yields as high as 600-900 g/m2 (2-3 oz/sf), with numbers continuing to grow each year

Research & Development

Aurora Coast, our state-of-the-art facility in Comox Valley, British Columbia is one of the world’s most advanced.

  • Over 18,000 square feet of dedicated greenhouse space

  • Nearly 10,000 unique genotypes grown and tested annually to select ideal traits

  • Active support of medical research at every stage of the drug development pathway

  • An unmatched team of experts in genomics, biotechnology, analytics & testing, tissue culture, biomedical research, and product innovation

Optimization

Our science-backed approach lets us unlock the true commercial potential of cannabis.

  • Aroma and sensory profiles selected for maximum consumer appeal

  • Improved maturity and sustainability

  • Resistance to mildew and other fungal pathogens

Our Global Footprint

We have the science, scale, and sophistication to build on the rich opportunities that exist both at home and abroad.

We believe in the global cannabis industry and its growth potential. We continue to pursue growth in measured and sustainable ways, leveraging our medical cannabis expertise and our international footprint to unlock new opportunities and meet consumer demand as it arises.

Leadership & Board of Directors

Executive Leadership

Miguel Martin

CEO

Miguel’s career spans nearly 30 years in consumer-packaged goods, covering various regulated categories and fast-moving markets. Miguel’s strength is in building winning teams in sales, marketing and operations, and he has a deep understanding of navigating regulated markets including tobacco, alcohol and cannabis. Miguel’s distinguished career is anchored by his success in global expansion and sales excellence. 

Glen Ibbott

CFO

Glen is a seasoned senior healthcare executive with more than 25 years’ experience providing financial leadership. He has excelled in delivering domestic and international revenue and profitability growth, strategy execution, and shareholder value creation.

Dave Aird

EVP, Information Technology

 Dave has over 20 years of IT experience in progressive leadership roles with a consistent track record of reducing costs while improving business value through ERP synergies and operational efficiencies.

Nathalie Clark

EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Nathalie leads Aurora’s Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, and Government Relations departments. She has over 25 years of experience, during which she has held progressive executive leadership roles in Law, Compliance, Risk Management, Operations, and Human Resources across retail and financial services.

Andre Jerome

EVP, Global Business Development

Andre joined Aurora in 2015 to lead the project that would later become Aurora Eau. In his current role, Andre leads the Business Development function, responsible for identifying and capitalizing on international business opportunities and emerging markets.

Alex Miller

EVP, Operations and Supply Chain

Alex leads Aurora’s global operations and supply chain functions. He has more than 25 years of experience leading manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain teams in global consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical companies.

Lori Schick

EVP, Human Resources

Lori is a Human Resources executive known for developing high performing teams and mobilizing talent to advance the company vision, having spent over 20 years leading HR in international top-tier financial, retail, and hospitality industries. Lori joined Aurora from Holt Renfrew, where she served as Senior Vice President and Head of People.

Carey Squires

EVP, Corporate Development and Strategy

Carey started his university education after hanging up his skis following many years as an amateur ski racer with Team Canada. He went on to have over a decade-long career in investment banking and served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Equity-Linked Capital Markets for BMO Capital Markets.

Board Of Directors

Ronald Funk

Chairman

Ron brings over 30 years of experience in business and consulting to Aurora. Ron has worked on projects in various locations around the world with clients engaged in a range of industries, including heavily regulated consumer products such as tobacco, alcohol and food products, in addition to retail, advanced data analytics, gaming, and real estate development.

Miguel Martin

CEO

Miguel’s career spans nearly 30 years in consumer-packaged goods, covering various regulated categories and fast-moving markets. Miguel’s strength is in building winning teams in sales, marketing and operations, and he has a deep understanding of navigating regulated markets including tobacco, alcohol and cannabis. Miguel’s distinguished career is anchored by his success in global expansion and sales excellence. 

Shan Atkins

Director

Shan brings over 20 years of corporate leadership experience to Aurora. A Certified Public Accountant, she spent 14 years at Bain & Company, where she became a partner and leader in the firm’s global consumer and retail practice. She also maintained a secondary practice in healthcare, working in Rx and OTC pharmaceuticals and in the hospital industry.

Norma Beauchamp

Director

Norma brings over three decades of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors to her role, having held senior leadership positions in Canada and Germany, including executive positions at Bayer and Sanofi. Norma currently serves on the Boards of Extendicare, Dialogue Health Technologies and HLS Therapeutics, and is the Regional Ambassador and Mentor with Women Get on Board.

Theresa Firestone

Director

Theresa is a senior healthcare executive with over 35 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, health & wellness, retail and government. Theresa is an accomplished business leader and has held senior leadership positions in Canada, Europe, and Asia, leading teams in 15 different countries.

Lance Friedman

Director

Throughout Lance’s 25-year experience with Kraft Foods and Mondelēz International, Inc., he held a number of roles of progressing scope and responsibility focused on marketing, strategy, and customer insights across the U.S., Latin America, and Asia. His experience includes senior management of Kraft Foods’ marketing-related and corporate marketing programs for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and Health & Wellness.

Chitwant Kohli

Director

Chitwant  joined the Board after a fulsome career as a senior financial executive with significant experience in finance, strategic planning, real estate, and operations. After 29 years of service at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) where he enhanced the company’s industry-leading position, Chitwant retired as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations and Payments.

Michael Singer

Director

Michael has extensive financial management, capital markets and corporate governance experience in the pharmaceutical and medical cannabis industries. He formerly acted as Aurora’s Interim CEO and Executive Chairman.

Adam Szweras

Director

Adam practices securities law with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and is the Chairman of the Foundation Markets Group, a Toronto-based merchant bank and brokerage firm.

Adam’s law practice focuses on financings and going public transactions. In his banking practice, he works closely to build, invest in, and develop emerging businesses. He has particular expertise with cross-border mid-market transactions and often acts as a strategic advisor to his clients.

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