About Cannvalate

Cannvalate was established in early 2018 by co-founders Sud Agarwal, Asaf Katz and Darryl Davies. Bringing together a team of expert medical professionals and leaders in the medicinal cannabis industry, Cannvalate quickly became one of Australia’s leading cannabis companies. Cannvalate is passionate about connecting suppliers of medicinal cannabis with doctors and pharmacies & easing.

the way for patients who could benefit from these treatments. Though medicinal cannabis was legalised in 2016, at the end of 2018 only 1,300 scripts had been written. Cannvalate streamlines the process to increase accessibility to medicinal cannabis and allow patients to receive the treatments they need more easily. With operations across Australia, New Zealand and soon the United Kingdom, Cannvalate provides expert services across the entire breadth of the industry.

Management Team

  • Dr Sud Agarwal
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    MB ChB (UK), BSc (Hons) FANZCA (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
    • Specialist Anaesthesiologist
    • Former Medical Director–Cann Group (ASX:Cann)
    • Healthcare commercialisation specialist
    • 3x Healthcare Commercialisation Exits
  • Mr Darryl Davies
    Chief Operating Officer
    BSc (Hons)
  • Dr Gal Wong
    Chief Medical Officer
    MBBS, BMedScm GCAP, PGDipSurgAnat
    • Professional Medical Educator University of Melbourne and Monash University Lecturer
    • Designer of blended learning modules (DMIRS)
    • Graduate degree in tertiary (adult) education (GCAP)
  • Prof Con Stough
    Chief Scientific Officer
    BSc, PhD
    • Global Expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
    • Director of Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne Centre for Neuropsychology
    • Over 500 Peer Reviewed Publications in the Fields of Illicit Drug use & Australia’s Highest Published Author on Cannabis Drugs
  • Mr James Ostroburski
    Non - Executive Director
    BBus (Comm Law), Dip Fin Planning, Post Grad Corporate (NYU)
    • Head of Medical Finance, Grimsey Wealth (2015 – 2016)
    • Chief Executive, Kooyong Group (2017–current)
    • Trustee, Arts Centre Melbourne Foundation (2013 – 2015)
    • Director, Jewish Museum of Australia (2016 – current)
  • Mr Divesh Sanghvi
    Non-Executive Director & Head of Pharmacy
    BPharm MPS
    • Proprietor of Multiple Pharmacies
    • Director of GPD Primary Health Pty Ltd
    • Managing Director of Member Benefits Australia Pty Ltd
    • Ex Committee Member of Monash Pharmacy Faculty

Advisory Board

  • Dr Luke Crantock
    MBBS, FRACP
  • Dr Umberto Rossi
    M.D.
  • Dr Simon Hinckfuss
    D.Clin.Dent N.Sc(MN), Cert.Perio(MN)
  • Dr Ty-Ron Ching
    MBBS
  • Dr Adrian Fox
    Fracs, MB, BS (Hons)
    • Specialist Hepatobiliary Surgeon and General Surgeon, and Fellow at Royal Australian College of Surgeons
    • Research interests: pancreatic cancer, complex HCC & cholangiocarcinoma
  • Dr James Chiu
    Fracs, MB, BS (Hons)
    • Orthopaedic Surgeon and Knee & Shoulder Specialist
    • Clinical interests: cannabinoinds for postoperative analgesia & prevention of chronic pain
  • Prof Michael Keane
    MBBS, FANZCA
    • Professor of Medicine & Therapeustics at UCD and Consultant Specialist Anesthesiologist

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