Alex Keach - Managing Director and Founder
Alex has a diverse background with 14 years’ experience working in financial markets as an investor, adviser and fund manager. Alex has acted as a corporate adviser to several companies with regard to strategy development/implementation, governance and change management. Alex has founded, grown and financed companies across agriculture, financial services and mining. Alex has practical skills in agriculture including many years experience working on properties, most notably in the cultivation of poppies, hemp, potatoes.
Alex has a degree in rural business management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alex was born in Tasmania, has farming interests in Tasmania, and brings with him significant experience and relationships. Alex is a board member of the Hemp Association of Tasmania (HAT).
Alex is responsible for the overall corporate development and governance, supply management, capital and investor management, and building industry relationships.
Jason Hine - Chief Operations Officer
Jason brings over 25 years’ senior management experience driving growth, developing and improving business models, building operational excellence, identifying revenue opportunities and profitability across multiple and varied sectors globally.
Jason is skilled at creating high value relationships, identifying and capitalising on opportunities and innovating with technology. He has also been an active member of the Global Entrepreneurs Organisation and has developed a significant network of contacts across a range of industry segments globally. Jason brings a wealth of board and senior management experience developed within the hemp, medicinal cannabis, finance, franchising, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services sectors.
While Jason will be actively involved in all aspects of building the business including business development, distribution, corporate and product development, his initial focus will be to drive and build the business’s operational capability across HR, Contract Management and Finance functions.
David McCredie - Chairman
David McCredie has been the CEO of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce since 2010. David's interactions with a broad range of industries both in Australia and the UK enables him to provide crucial advice to government, non-government and private sector organisations on best practice in a range of fields, including: business strategy, marketing, financing, political and government connectivity.
David has a Bachelor of Arts and MBA. David brings with him significant strategic and business development capabilities, combined with extensive relationships in the business and government sectors.
Jason Stephens - Business Development Manager
Jason has been instrumental in growing and developing many business verticals across multiple sectors. As lead adviser to both Australian and International corporations, Jason managed the implementation and delivery of many successful projects across industries including renewable energy, import export and health and nutrition. Jason is skilled at new product and branding deployment, asset management architecture and provisioning and cross vertical marketing strategies.
Jason brings to ECS Botanics strategic supply chain management experience, business and solutions development expertise, advanced problem solving and a strong sense team building and cultural development experience. Jason is passionate about health and nutrition and delivering new consumer experiences through innovation.