Leadership Team

Innovation. Collaboration. Passion.

Little Green Pharma is a dynamic and fast-growing company built on a strong culture of innovation, collaboration and passion. The leadership team at Little Green Pharma hold these three values as integral drivers as the company becomes a global player .

Board of Directors

Michael Lynch-Bell

Michael Lynch-Bell

Independent Non-Executive Chair

Michael is an experienced corporate finance executive and consultant. Michael was appointed on 13 November 2018. His early Ernst & Young career was focused on auditing clients within the oil and gas sectors and later added mining to his portfolio. Michael also led Ernst & Young’s UK IPO and Global Natural Resources transaction teams in the Transaction Advisory practice. He has been involved advising companies  on fundraising, re-organisations, transactions, corporate governance as well as IPOs.

Michael is a former Chair of the Bureau and current member of UNECE’s Expert Group on Resource Measurement and a non-executive Director of Barloworld Limited (JSE:BAW), Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE:GEMD), and Deputy Chair and Nomination Committee Chair of Kaz Minerals plc (LSE:KAZ.

Neale Fong

Dr Neale Fong

Independent Non-executive Director

Neale is a registered medical practitioner with over 35 years in senior leadership roles in private hospitals, the public health systems, management consulting, academia, health research, aged care and not for profit organisations. He is currently Chair of the Western Australian Government Country Health Service Board, Chief Executive of Bethesda Health Care, Chair of Intelicare Holdings Ltd (ASX:ICR), and a Director of a number of health-related companies. He is an experienced ASX company Director including as a former Non-Executive Director of Neurotech International Limited (ASX:NTI), Non-Executive Director of Sleep Studies Australia, and Executive Chair of Chrysalis Resources Limited (ASX:CYS), and has been a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2002. He was formerly Director General of the Western Australian Department of Health and CEO of St John of God Hospital in Perth. Neale was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2011 for services to healthcare by the Australian Government

Fleta Solomon

Fleta Solomon

Managing Director

Fleta drives the strategic vision of the business and as Managing Director of Little Green Pharma has grown the company from a medicinal cannabis startup to an industry-leading medicinal cannabis brand in Australia.

Fleta has 17 years’ experience in corporate and consumer health markets. Over ten years, Fleta established, grew and sold one of Australia’s largest providers of workplace health services. She has since been involved in several start-ups including a water treatment technology business and a digital health engagement company based in Singapore. Fleta is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Angus Caithness

Angus Caithness

Executive Director

Angus is an experienced corporate finance executive and consultant in Australia and international markets. Angus has ASX experience as a Non-Executive Director of Lindian Resources Limited (ASX:LIN), CFO of Hunnu Coal (ASX:HUN) and Company Secretary for the IPO of Haranga Resources (ASX:HAR).

Following these roles, Angus acted as CFO of Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi, the owner of the world’s largest coking coal deposit. Angus was previously an Executive Director at EY in London and Australia specialising in initial public offerings of large cap mining companies. Angus is a Harvard Business School alumnus, a Chartered Accountant, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is currently completing a Master of Science.

Executive Management Team

Paul Long

Paul Long

Chief Operating Officer

Paul is a key executive driver of the Australian operational team at LGP as well as leading the export growth opportunities into Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Paul has a successful track record across multiple health related organisations in Australia. Paul founded one of Australia’s largest workplace health companies in 2004 which he subsequently sold to Sanitarium in 2012 and where he stayed on as Managing Director until 2014. He also co-founded WellteQ, where he is currently Non-Executive Director, and more recently co-founded WLTH. Paul holds a Bachelor of Health Science.

Alistair Warren

Alistair Warren

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Alistair has over 13 years’ experience as a legal advisor, primarily as in-house counsel with BHP in Singapore, Chile and Perth and as a solicitor with Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). He has worked across various sectors, including energy & petroleum, international commodities trading, resource exploration and construction.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics from Murdoch University.

Morten Snede

Chief Financial Officer

Morten brings Little Green Pharma more than 20 years of experience from various senior level managerial positions in the financial and maritime industries as CFO and Group Director/EVP. In 2018 Morten joined Little Green Pharma as Managing Director Denmark tasked with the establishment and development of the Danish facility. Further to this Morten have had several trusted positions as Board member within the Maritime industry as well as being Chairman of the Board of the Medical Cannabis Industry Association in Denmark.

Morten holds a MSc in Commercial law and Business administration in addition to a Service Engineering degree from his time in the Danish Royal Navy.

Holly Birch

Holly Birch

General Manager (Australia)

Holly brings broad commercial experience to Little Green Pharma, with a speciality in people and systems. Previously a Client Director at Vantage Performance, Holly worked in partnership with executive teams and managers to implement strategy and transform and improve company performance through people and process-led initiatives. Prior to that, Holly held roles in account management and business development at Optus. Holly is a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, and a Print Certified Coach. Holly holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Tony Roberts

General Manager EU

Tony was previously the Managing Director of Tasmanian Botanics Pty Ltd for 3.5 years, during which time he established one of the first fully integrated seed to sale, TGA-GMP certified, Medicinal Cannabis facilities in Australia, engaged in cultivation, genetic research and manufacturing.

Prior to this, Tony was an independent business consultant for over 10 years in Australia and overseas, working with businesses in strategic planning, corporate governance, product development and organisational design.  Before this, Tony had over 34 years’ experience in an Australian ASX listed Agribusiness, with 20 years as a senior corporate executive involved in financial services, business acquisition, strategic planning, IT design and implementation and customer development.  He has acted as a Chairman and Director of various companies and community organisations and is a Member of the Institute of Credit Management and a Justice of the Peace.

Management Team

Leon Warne

Dr Leon Warne

Head of Research & Innovation

Leon is a researcher and academic with over 10 years’ experience in the field of pain medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in pain-management and assessment.

Leon leads a translational researcher group investigating a novel genetic treatment for people suffering chronic neuropathic pain. His passion for research and development focused on providing integrative medical solutions to improve patient quality of life led Leon to his current role as Head of Research and Innovation at Little Green Pharma. His clinical research interests are assessment and management of pain in patients incapable of self-reporting; and utilisation of novel drug delivery technologies to optimise bioavailability and dosing efficacy of medicinal cannabis therapeutics.

Celia Young

Celia Young

Head of Marketing

Celia has over fifteen years' experience in marketing management, two of these working in pharmaceutical, six in media and four years in primary healthcare. Before starting at Little Green Pharma she worked at Seven West Media focusing on digital marketing and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing).

Barb Fullerton

Barb Fullerton

National Education Manager

Barb has over eleven years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry in both marketing and sales management roles with two global leaders and across a number of different disease states. She has spent the last three years widening her breadth of knowledge and experience working in technology start-ups. Barb has a Bachelor of Science degree and also has an MBA (Marketing Major) from Curtin Graduate School of Business.

Gabriela Franz

Head of Sales & Distribution EU

Gabriela brings corporate finance and business development know how combined with experience in deal-making and policy analysis to the Little Green Pharma team. Previously a Business Development Manager at one of the key market players in the cultivation, import and wholesale of medicinal cannabis in Germany, Gabriela built a strong network of GMP certified suppliers and contributed substantially to successful product launches.

Gabriela started her career at Royal Dutch Shell in Germany, working as a financial advisor to the trading & supply business, and as an analyst reporting to the Head of Government Relations Germany. Gabriela holds an MBA from CUHK Business School in Hong Kong.

Melanie Pugliese

Head of Engagment

Melanie is Little Green Pharma’s Head of Engagement managing the medical science liaison (MSL) and customer care teams.

Melanie and her team enjoy supporting prescribers, pharmacists and patients through the medicinal cannabis journey and sharing knowledge.

Melanie brings over 15 years’ experience in healthcare communication to the Little Green Pharma team and holds a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism and Organisational Communication) from Zurich University, Switzerland. Melanie started her career at Weber Shandwick Healthcare in London, where she managed a variety of global accounts and teams in the pharmaceutical industry across a number of different disease states.

Before joining Little Green Pharma in 2018, Melanie managed the national communications team at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), building a strong network with general practitioners and clinic teams nationally.

Melanie is multilingual and enjoys a uniquely international perspective derived by living and working in Australia, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Lina Sandberg

Lina Sandberg

Head of Quality

Lina has over ten years’ experience in the biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practice. Before joining Little Green Pharma, Lina worked in the regenerative medicine field with medical device and cellular therapies. She adds strong knowledge about quality management to the Little Green Pharma team.

Lina has a Master of Biomedical Science from Lund University, Sweden, and is currently undertaking post-graduate studies in Good Manufacturing Practice.

Finn Bro-Larsen

Head HR

Finn is a Global HR Executive with profound experience designing and leading the Corporate People Strategy and Operation throughout more than 80 countries on six continents. With more than 25 years of experience he has worked with the full range of HR activities and knows how to foster engagement and enhance performance among people to increase their contributes to the success of the company.

Finn holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark with focus on Strategy, Organisation and Leadership.

Brian Westergaard

Head IT

Medical Advisory Board

Joe Kosterich

Dr Joe Kosterich

Medical Advisor

Dr Joe is a regular on TV and radio, writes for medical and mainstream publications, as well as maintaining a website and blog providing health information. Dr Joe held senior positions in the Australian Medical Association and sat on numerous industry and government boards. He has extensive corporate experience in the setting up and management of medical centres.