LAVAL, QC – Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), a diversified and health and wellness company focused on plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, today announced that Phil Sanford has joined the Neptune Board of Directors and will serve as Audit Chair.
“We are so pleased to welcome Phil to Neptune’s Board of Directors as Audit Chair,” said Julie Phillips, Neptune’s Chair of the Board. “Phil’s depth and breadth of experience in financial and strategic advisory positions, combined with his first-hand knowledge of and passion for Neptune’s brands, make him a valuable partner as we continue to position Neptune for long-term success.”
Mr. Sanford previously served on the executive team at N3 LLC, a global technology-enabled inside sales organization that was acquired by Accenture in 2020. He has advised a number of leading private equity firms and investment banks on mergers and acquisitions and going-private transactions in the consumer sector. This includes Bain Capital, Carlyle, Moelis, Blackstone, Kelso, Mid-Ocean Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Equity and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital Funds, as well as the Boards of Ecentria, CMX and Image Skincare and formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Sprout Organics. Mr. Sanford has previously served on the Boards of Chattem, Inc and Caribou Coffee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Economics and Philosophy from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
“I’m excited about the opportunities ahead for Neptune Wellness. The company is well positioned for growth with a solid leadership team at the helm and proven success in creating and launching brands that appeal to the next generation of consumers,” said Sanford. “And as a former member of the Sprout Organics Board of Directors, I have a deep understanding of the Sprout business and look forward to applying those learnings to each of the Neptune brands.”
“Phil’s breadth of experience aligns with where Neptune is today and where we’re heading. His history with Morgan Stanley will benefit Neptune on our path to become a diversified consumer packaged goods company,” said Michael Cammarata, Chief Executive Officer and President of Neptune. “We’re excited to have him on board to help us navigate this next stage of growth.”
The addition of Mr. Sanford as Audit Chair follows the appointment of current Board of Directors Chair Julie Phillips who was appointed in February of 2022. These two seats further round out and strengthen the Neptune Board’s expertise in the next stage of the company’s growth.
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