Dr. Shane Morris, PhD
Dr. Shane Morris: Senior Vice President of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs for Aurora Cannabis Inc.
An expert in the areas of regulation, risk and policy, Shane joined Aurora Cannabis in February 2018 and plays a key role in establishing Aurora as a global leader in the cannabis industry.
Shane has more than 16 years of experience in the science policy arena and has been an executive in the cannabis industry since 2015. Committed to rigorous, science-based innovation, he leads the development and market introduction of new cannabis products and provides strategic and regulatory advice for all new cannabis products. Shane’s proven expertise in quality assurance, cannabis operations, regulatory affairs and science ensures new cannabis products are brought to market around the world efficiently and effectively.
Shane was previously Vice President of Quality Assurance and Scientific Affairs at Hexo, a Quebec-based licensed producer of medical cannabis. While there, he was designated as the senior person in charge under Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Shane has brought to market several novel legal cannabis products and leads Aurora’s global regulatory affairs team with operations in 24 countries.
Prior to his activities in the cannabis industry, Shane had fifteen years of experience at the science-policy interface, working on high-profile risk issues within the Canadian federal government. He has held senior positions and executive appointments at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Treasury Board Canada Secretariat, where he advised cabinet on regulatory issues.
Shane holds a Ph.D. in plant science and policy and a B.Sc. in biology and mathematics, both from the National University of Ireland. He publishes and lectures widely on regulation, risk and policy.