We're in this for the long haul. It's a marathon not a sprint.

- Shayne Nyquvest
Chairman & Founder

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Jeremy Weate,
CEO

Jeremy has over 17 years strategic advisory experience, focused on minister-level guidance on the mining sector across over 50 projects in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the South Pacific. Jeremy also has a decade-long interest in the medicalization of ibogaine in a holistic treatment setting. He visited Gabon in 2016 and was initiated into Bwiti. In 2018, he helped set up Tabula Rasa Retreat in Portugal, now one of the leading ibogaine treatment facilities globally. He has organized ibogaine conferences in Vienna, Porto and London. He has a PhD in European philosophy from the University of Warwick, UK.

James (Jay) Richardson,
CFO

James (Jay) Richardson is a highly respected business tactician and veteran finance executive, acknowledged internationally for his personal integrity and for his dedication to client success. He has brought his vast experience and creative abilities to his work as a board member. Having served in various capacities on the boards of several public and private companies, he has acted as Audit Committee Chair for several companies. As Interim CFO, his experience includes having been interim CFO of Hollinger Inc. during the height of its travails in 2004 prior to his becoming a Board member and ultimately Chair of the Argus Corporation, Hollinger's parent.  

Dr. William Dick,
Chief Medical Adviser

Dr. William Dick is a practising emergency medicine physician and clinical researcher based at the University of British Columbia. He has extensive administrative and front-line experience in substance use disorder policy and treatment. Dr Dick’s research work includes novel pain control methods, cardiac resuscitation and emergency health system redesign. In his previous position as Vice-President Medical Programs, BC Emergency Health Services, he worked closely with governments, public health agencies and emergency health providers to help facilitate the provincial response to the current opioid overdose epidemic.

Our Board

Shayne Nyquvest,
Co-Chair & Founder

Shayne Nyquvest is the former Executive Vice President of Mackie Research Capital and a founding member of the Canaccord Genuity Group. Nyquvest can personally vouch for the transformational effects of ibogaine and aims to see this treatment adopted by the mainstream medical community as an answer to the opioid epidemic.

John-Peter Bradford,
Co-Chair

John-Peter Bradford has served at board and executive management level in various industries: cannabis, telecommunications, green, resource, pet, financial. He has created businesses dedicated to creating jobs and investment opportunities for both economically entitled and the disadvantaged. He coordinated the development of the Inuit land claim, the basis for the creation of Nunavut, Canada's newest territory; and, was principal advisor for infrastructure renewal at the Canadian House of Commons, Supreme Court of Canada, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Medical Research Council of Canada, Immigration Refugee Board, and others. John-Peter been a psychopharmacological researcher, counsellor and medical policy thinker for over 50 years.

Dr. Alberto Sola
MD, Co-Founder

Clear Sky Addiction Solution’s President, Dr Sola is a thought leader in entheogenic treatment. He has the distinction of having treated more patients with ibogaine than any other person in the world and is head of operations at Clear Sky Recovery. Dr. Sola graduated from Universidad Anahuac. As the Medical Director of Amerimed, he opened four emergency hospitals for tourists in Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Cabo San Lucas.

Chief Ian Campbell  

Chief Ian Campbell is a hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation located in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has served as an elected member of council since 2005, and was appointed as a Political Spokesperson in 2008. Since 1999 he has been the Cultural Ambassador and Negotiator for the Intergovernmental Relations Department of the Squamish Nation, advancing Aboriginal rights and title, while invigorating substantive economic opportunities through negotiations, collaboration, and partnerships.

Robert Turner

Mr. Turner is President of his own incorporated consulting firm and a Principal within Western Management Consultants (WMC). His consulting focus is providing guidance to Boards on their governance including proper CEO oversight. Mr. Turner brings experience as a CHRO in both the private and public sectors. Subsequently, he joined Mercer Canada as a Partner focused on consulting within Canadian health care. Robert has served on Universal Ibogaine’s Advisory Board since December 2018. Robert has an ICD.D certification from Rotman Business School, an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a BSc (Biochemistry) from the University of Toronto. He serves on the Boards of two other corporations – one private and one not-for-profit.

Dr. Jeremy Weate

Jeremy has over 17 years strategic advisory experience, focused on minister-level guidance on the mining sector across over 50 projects in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the South Pacific. Jeremy also has a decade-long interest in the medicalization of ibogaine in a holistic treatment setting. He visited Gabon in 2016 and was initiated into Bwiti. In 2018, he helped set up Tabula Rasa Retreat in Portugal, now of the leading ibogaine treatment facilities globally. He has organized ibogaine conferences in Vienna, Porto and London. He has a PhD in European philosophy from the University of Warwick, UK.

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