Tom Varga - Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Tom co-founded CHI (parent company of Green Farmers) in 2019 overseeing the growth of the business from concept to now be one of the major medicinal cannabis cultivators in the Australian market. With over 20 years' experience in C-level roles across a diverse range of industries that most recently culminated in the ASX listing of a transport business in 2017.
Tom's journey to the cannabis industry is founded in seeing a friends with cancer experiencing the difficulty in obtaining Australian grow, affordable and consistent medicinal cannabis.
Matthew Turner - Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder
Matthew co-founded CHI (parent company of Green Farmers) in 2019 leading the financial modelling, site acquisition, debt funding and subsequent successful launch of the business driving the creation one of the major medicinal cannabis cultivators in the Australian market. With 20 years accounting experience providing the foundation to take private businesses through accelerated growth and value realisation which culminated in being CFO of an ASX listed company in 2017.
Matthew's journey to the cannabis industry is founded in his father's passion for a project having a family friend benefiting from medicinal cannabis and seeing an opportunity to do things better.
Ben Ellerton - Chief Operating Officer
Ben has over 20 years' experience and is one of Australia’s leading glasshouse horticulturists with experience across herbs, flowers and cannabis and expertise that includes seed plug, cuttings, motherstock and tissue culture expertise. Previously worked for a global leader providing commercially viable and innovative plants from around the world through national distribution of products from seed to tissue culture. Ben brings a wealth of experience not only in horticultural but in operational requirements, efficiencies and day to day site management.
Ben's journey to the cannabis industry is founded in taking a significant career in horticulture and expanding his skillset into a growing industry that can make a difference in people's lives.