Our Board of Directors

With backgrounds in business management, government relations, agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, security, and medicine our four founders and now board members George Vanco, Stuart Bais, Samuel Batler and Brandon Smith, came together in 2017 with a view of becoming innovators and influencers in the emerging medicinal cannabis industry.

From this initial dream to make a difference in the world, BBS Pharmaceuticals was born.

George Vanco

Executive Chairman

In addition to Executive Chairman, George is performing the duties of Managing Director.

George is an experienced company director with extensive knowledge in Government Relations, International Trade, Business Management, Operations, Planning and Procurement and Qualifications in Built Environment, Financial Planning and Management.

George’s experience expands to Agri-business and value adding to primary produce, construction, industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Under his leadership, BBS is already expanding its collaborations and partnerships around the globe.

Stuart Bais


With a background in the security industry and passionate about developing process and procedures for organizations, Stuart is responsible for BBS’s site security requirements and is also involved in shaping the company’s business strategy and legal compliance.

Stuart is currently undertaking a Double degree in Accounting and Business Finance.

Samuel Butler


Samuel is a Medical Researcher with a background in security technology and agriculture, who is passionate about global leading practices and dedicated to research with the scope of delivering life changing solutions to individuals and the wider community.

Through research and collaboration Samuel has been able to lead with the BBS Board the research arm of this exciting business. He also speaks German.

Brandon Smith


With a background in Business Operations Management, Construction and Research and Development, Brandon is responsible for BBS’s Operational arm.

A leader a mentor and a motivator to staff and peers, Brandon, who also speaks Samoan, has held various roles in all aspects of operations within organisations including community groups and not-for-profit organisations.