Max Johnston has been appointed chair of AusCann Group Holdings, succeeding Cheryl Edwardes, who had served in the role on an interim basis since earlier this year.
Mr Johnston, who is currently non-executive director of ASX-listed BARD1 Life Sciences, PolyNovo, CannPal Animal Therapeutics and Medical Developments International, was previously president and chief executive of Johnston & Johnston Pacific for 11 years.
Ms Edwardes, who was recently reappointed to the board of the WA Football Commission for a three-year term, serves on the board of Flinders Mines as deputy chair and Vimy Resources as chair, and is a senior advisor of strategic communications at FTI Consulting.
AusCann offered its thanks to Ms Edwardes for her contributions.
Krista Bates will also join the board as a non-executive director.
A partner with law firm Lavan, Ms Bates specialises in corporate law and is head of mining and resources.