There are currently nine directors sitting on the board of the CTA and they meet once a month to discuss association strategy and policy, current industry challenges and any association governance that needs attention. 

Marika Graham-Woods

Executive Director - Strategy, Policy, Operations

Director since July 2020

Marika has a background in marketing and strategy and has already started bringing this into the association. 

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Siân Phillips

Executive Director - PR, Marketing, Media

Director since December 2018

Sian has her own business within the industry and brings her knowledge of Public Relations, Marketing & Media, trade body committees and general business.

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Tim Henley

Communications Director

Director since July 2020

Tim was formerly a director in 2017 and was invited to retake his place in 2020. He has a vast knowledge of the Cannabis world both in Europe and Internationally.

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Damien Bové

Scientific Director

Director since July 2020

Damien brings the scientific and technical aspect to the board. His company AdactMedical based in Doncaster, has been at the forefront of the Food Authorisations for Novel and Regulated foods, with CTA members. 

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Phil Culbertson

Director (Founder)

Director since January 2018

Living in Suffolk, Phil started his company in 2014 with his brother, selling what at the time was an obscure oil made from Cannabis. Love CBD supply many of the largest health food distributors and retailers in the UK.

Kees Valstar

European Operations Director

Director since July 2019

From the Netherlands, Kees' presence on the board allows the CTA to have an European perspective and is the contact for our International members

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Jonathan Betts

Director

Director since July 2021

Jon is an entrepreneur and is also UK/EU CEO of Just CBD. Jon brings international business experience to the board along with an serious track record of sales experience.

Simon Dusher

Director

Director since June 2018

Originating from the North East, Simon's passion for CBD and his entrepreneurial spirit are the driving force behind his company. After CBD became a large part of life for Simon's family in 2014 he decided to form the company ‘CBDLife’ in early 2015 with his brother.

Jas Nottay

Director

Director since July 2018

A born entrepreneur, in the last four years, Jas and his dedicated team have helped to pioneer the Cannabis and CBD industry here in the UK and across Europe with a focus on healthy and conscious cannabis products. Jas lives near Edinburgh and heads up the Scottish team.

Chris Lambert-Dowell

Company Secretary

Chris is a former bank manager and is the longest serving director with knowledge of the finance and accounting sector.

Karl Muldowney

Director

Director since May 2022

Originally from Ireland but has been living in Brussels for 4 years . Karl's career has been bookended thus far in the health and wellness industry: Johnston & Johnston joint venture with MSD , Elixinol Wellness ; he is now the Commercial Director for GVB Biopharma for the UK and Europe. GVB. Karl brings strong commercial acumen gained over 25 yrs senior management experience.


Melanie Hatjigiannakis

Director

Director since May 2022

A Senior Executive with over 25 years of hands-on international experience across various sectors including manufacturing, retail, ecommerce, technology, FMCG, etc. and currently holding the position of CEO at Orange County CBD. With extensive experience as CEO of a membership-based trade / regulatory body and know first-hand the balancing act required in order to maintain both stakeholder and government relationships. 


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