Organigram Strengthens Leadership Team with Government Relations Expert

Published: May 14, 2019

Organigram Holdings Inc., a leading licensed producer of cannabis, announced the recent appointment of government relations expert Cameron Bishop as the Company’s Vice President, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations (North America). Mr. Bishop is a seasoned government relations expert with extensive experience working at both executive and senior levels of corporate organizations.

Most recently, Mr. Bishop led governmental affairs across all levels of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal government in reform of cannabis laws and regulations at another licensed producer in Canada prior to joining Organigram. In addition, Mr. Bishop oversaw corporate engagement with advocacy groups, key opinion leaders and industry associations in developing policy positions to help create a responsible, socially minded cannabis industry in Canada. Mr. Bishop has served as co-chair of both the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse’s National Advisory Council on Rx Drug Misuse and the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Branding.

As Vice President, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Mr. Bishop will work closely with all levels of government to support Organigram’s interests supporting cannabis education, policy development and future development of improved cannabis forms and delivery mechanisms. The role will also be critical in providing strategic advice to Organigram’s leadership to further execute business plans in North America.

Prior to entering the cannabis space in 2016, Mr. Bishop’s previous experience includes leadership roles in health policy and government relations at Indivior Canada Inc., Environics Communications Inc. and the Canadian Lung Association. Mr. Bishop’s political experience includes Legislative Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Sudbury and Press Secretary to the Minister of Public Health under Prime Minister Paul Martin.

“A deep understanding of policymaking, government affairs and stakeholder engagement is crucial to developing and executing business plans in the rapidly evolving North American cannabis industry. With Cameron’s extensive knowledge and experience at both the industry and government level, he is the ideal addition to Organigram’s executive team,” says Greg Engel, Organigram CEO.

Mr. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (high honours) in History from Carleton University. He will be based out of Organigram’s Ottawa, Ontario office.