LAVAL, QC – Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), a diversified and fully integrated health and wellness company focused on plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, announced the appointment of Raymond Silcock as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 25, 2022.
“We are pleased to have Ray join Neptune’s executive team, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience as a CFO of both public and private companies and a successful track record of leading companies through strategic transitions,” said Michael Cammarata, Chief Executive Officer and President of Neptune. “Ray’s ability to unlock shareholder value by quickly identifying cost efficiencies and driving performance will be pivotal as we continue to position Neptune for long-term success and growth.”
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Neptune team at this pivotal moment. I see huge opportunity ahead for Neptune as a diversified CPG company, as proven by the initial successes of its consumer brands,” said Silcock. “The Company’s needs as it enters this next stage of growth closely align with my past experiences, and I am eager to apply my knowledge to help Neptune unlock its full potential.”
Mr. Silcock, who will be based out of Neptune’s Jupiter, Florida office, previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Perrigo Plc, as well as CFO at Diamond Foods, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, US Tobacco Inc., and Cott Corporation, along with various positions at Campbell Soup Company. In addition, he has previously served as Chair of both Audit and Strategy Committees on several Boards including Pinnacle Foods Inc, American Italian Pasta Company, Prestige Brands and Bacardi Limited. Mr. Silcock received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA UK).
“Since last fall, Neptune has been searching for a CFO with the right caliber of experience to formally join the executive team. I, along with the rest of the Board, believe that Ray’s deep expertise in the CPG industry and success in navigating strategic change makes him the perfect fit for Neptune and its future,” said Julie Phillips, Neptune’s Chair of the Board. “Working in close partnership with Michael, Ray will have a key role to play in building investor confidence and guiding Neptune on its path to profitability.”
Mr. Silcock will succeed Randy Weaver, who has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2021. The Neptune team would like to thank Mr. Weaver for his leadership over these past months, including during the recent strategic review.
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