Cam Battley is Executive Vice President at Aurora Cannabis, a producer of medical cannabis and cannabis oils under license from Health Canada. He is responsible for business development, external communications, investor relations, government relations, and medical and patient stakeholders. Cam is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cannabis Canada, the trade association of Licensed Producers, and Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Association. He previously served as Vice President for licensed producer Bedrocan Canada. With a background as a health sector management consultant, he combines experience in government, health care NGOs, and the biopharmaceutical industries. In 1997, Cam founded Health Strategy Group, Inc., a management consultancy with global clients, ranging from health professional and patient NGOs, to innovative and generic pharmaceutical firms, and biotechnology and medical device companies.
Before founding Health Strategy Group, Cam was Vice President, Creative of Canada’s largest health care communications firm, providing clients with integrated strategies designed to help health professionals, companies and charitable organizations manage crises, support opinion leaders, educate patients, and improve access to health care services. Prior to moving to consulting, Cam worked for Eli Lilly and Company, as Director of Communications for Canada. He arrived in the health sector after serving as Legislative Assistant to the Canadian Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, where he was responsible for developing legislation and shepherding it through the House of Commons, as well as negotiating with stakeholder groups and opposition parties.
Cam is also the founder of Wind Gage Communications, Inc., a video and film production company. He is a guest lecturer on leadership development for the World Medical Association, and on leadership communications for the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Micron Waste Technologies, Inc., of Campaigning for Cancer (South Africa), and a past member of the Board of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada (now Osteoporosis Canada) and the Scarborough (Ontario) Chamber of Commerce. Cam lives in rural Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. He coaches boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, and is a Scout leader. He is a trail runner and PADI certified Rescue Diver.