James Burns, Chair (Edmonton, Alberta)

Mr. Burns has been Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Alcanna since December 2017 after joining the board in June 2017 and being named lead director and placed in charge of developing Alcanna's cannabis strategy. Throughout a 45-year career, he has been: a partner at Gordon Capital Corporation and Gordon Investment Corporation in their private equity business; co-owner, director and CFO at Scott's Restaurants and priszm brandz; Managing Director at CIBC Capital Markets; and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Chair of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. Mr. Burns holds a B. Comm. (Honours) from Queen's University School of Business and a Master of Science (Mark of Distinction) in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics.


Mr. Karasiuk served as Chief Commercial Officer of Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") where he had oversight of key customer facing and revenue driving functions, including sales, marketing, consumer insights and analytics. During his tenure, he helped Aurora achieve leadership in the Canadian recreational and medical cannabis markets, as well as Europe. Mr. Karasiuk joined Aurora through the acquisition of MedReleaf Corp., where he served first as Vice-President, Strategy and later as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Recreational business. Prior to joining MedReleaf, Mr. Karasiuk was VicePresident, Insights and Advisory at Deloitte. Mr. Karasiuk has served on Alcanna's board since 2019 and holds an MA from Western University as well as an MBA from Kellogg-Schulich.

Thomas Bitove, Lead Independent Director (Toronto, Ontario)

Mr. Bitove has worked in many aspects of multi-unit operations for his entire career. Just a few of the businesses he has owned and operated include: Hard Rock Café; a 32 store Big Boy chain; 35 separate restaurants and concessions at Toronto Pearson airport; and 17 Travel Centres along the 401 and 400 in Ontario. Mr. Bitove is the exclusive distributor of Red Bull Energy Drink in Ontario and British Columbia and owner of ColdHaus Direct Inc, a major distributor of beer and wine in Ontario. Mr. Bitove served 12 years on the board of Intrinsyc Technologies, a TSX-listed public company. Mr. Bitove was invested into Page 6 the Order of Ontario, Ontario's highest honour for a citizen. The award recognizes his charitable contributions to the people of Ontario and Canada as well as his business successes.

Ron Hozjan, Director (Calgary, Alberta)

Mr. Hozjan has served as a director of YSS since June 2018 and is currently a member of YSS' audit committee and corporate governance and compensation committee. Since January 2020, Mr. Hozjan has held the role of Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Aureus Energy Services Inc. Prior thereto, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. (TSX: TVE) from June 2010 until January 2020. Mr. Hozjan has also served as a director of Aloha Brands Inc. since April 2019.

Ross Sinclair, Director (Toronto, Ontario)

Mr. Sinclair was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") and has more than 25 years of experience as a partner. Mr. Sinclair retired from PwC on June 30, 2020. He has had extensive experience with clients across several industries including consumer products, retail, real estate, health care and private equity. Mr. Sinclair has served many clients advising on critical business issues, transactions and restructurings in addition to his experience as a lead audit partner on both public and private enterprises. Mr. Sinclair's experience includes PwC Canada leadership roles as Income Trust and IPO Services Group Leader, as well as Retail & Consumer Products National and GTA Industry Leader. Mr. Sinclair has significant experience working with clients on their capital markets projects and needs, including numerous equity, debt and initial public offering and RTOs. Mr. Sinclair has also served as the overall audit engagement leader on several Canadian retailers and other public companies including both US GAAP, SEC, OSC and IFRS reporting responsibilities. Mr. Sinclair was a designated Trustees on the Continuum REIT IPO in the fall of 2019 and is an Advisory Board member and investor in Arch Corporation.

Marvin Singer, Director (Toronto, Ontario)

Mr. Singer currently works as a corporate director and consultant. Mr. Singer has acted as a consultant to private and public companies since January 2020, after retiring from practicing corporate and securities law for 40 years, most recently as a senior partner in the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP from 2005 until 2019. Mr. Singer has extensive experience in equity and debt financings, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. During his career, Mr. Singer has advised the board of directors of public issuers on governance and other corporate matters. Mr. Singer is currently a director of Osino Resources Corp. (TSXV: OSI.V) and Psyence Group Inc. (CNSX: PSYG). Mr. Singer received a LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada in 1976.