Tom Howitt was appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer of Cronos Australia in December 2018 and as Company Secretary in August 2020. Cronos, which listed on the ASX in November 2019, is the largest and most successful distributor of medicinal cannabis in Australia, accounting for more than half of all sales made in the country.
Prior to joining the Company, Tom was Chief Financial Officer of Global Kinetics Corporation, a pre-IPO life sciences company, Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of Simavita (ASX:SVA, TSX-V:SV) a digital healthcare company, Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX:GTG, NASDAQ:GENE) Australia's largest genetic testing company at the time, and several other ASX-listed companies. Prior to that, Tom worked in the investment banking industry and was a Taxation Manager at EY. Tom is a Chartered Accountant, a 10-year member of the Victorian Branch Committee of AusBiotech, a member of the CCRM Australia Industry Interface Committee based at Monash University and a Director of The Metropolitan Golf Club.