Voyager, the health and wellness company established to supply high-quality Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp seed oil products, has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors and a Head of Sales as the Company prepares for a listing on the Aquis Growth Market in June of this year.
Jill Overland and Nikki Cooper will shortly join the Voyager board. Voyager has also recruited Mark Underwood as Head of Sales.
Jill Overland has more than 25 years of experience working in senior finance roles and is currently responsible for finance and corporate services at Cuadrilla. Previously, Overland was Head of Finance for BHP Petroleum’s UK and Algeria business unit. Within BHP, Overland covered numerous roles including leading its global Sarbanes Oxley compliance programme.
Nikki Cooper is a qualified solicitor and chartered company secretary, whose career to date has spanned multiple roles, including as a general counsel at Ora Capital Partners, and in corporate finance at N+1 Brewin. Cooper founded her own health supplement brand, Inner Me Limited, following her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis in 2009. The brand successfully gained entry into major retailers, including Boots, Holland and Barrett, Selfridges, Ocado, and on the free-to-air television shopping channel QVC.
Mark Underwood joins Voyager as Head of Sales to develop the company’s distribution and sales strategy.
Voyager was founded by Chief Executive Nick Tulloch in November 2020, to capitalise on the significant opportunity he and the Company’s Chairman, Eric Boyle, believe exists in the CBD market due to the forecast growth and ongoing regulatory changes.
In February 2021, Voyager raised £874,000 through an oversubscribed crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, and in April 2021 raised a further £741,000 through a private fundraise, including a commitment of £100,000 from Greencare Capital plc, the Aquis-listed investment company focused on medicinal cannabis and related areas.
Eric Boyle, Chairman of Voyager, said: “These high-quality hires add to the momentum at Voyager and Jill and Nikki each bring significant amounts of relevant experience to the board. Their appointments reflect our robust approach to assurance and compliance as the strong foundations upon which we are building the brand and the business. Jill’s experience as a finance and business services director and Nikki’s experience in the supplement industry and in supporting companies on corporate transactions will help achieve Voyager’s commercial objectives post-IPO.
“Mark brings additional direct sales experience to the Company and his track record in establishing distribution partnerships with established retailers will be invaluable as we continue to grow and ensure Voyager products are accessible to the widest possible range of consumers. Nick and I look forward to working with them all as we continue to prepare for Voyager’s exciting future as a listed company.”