Board of Directors

Andrew Duff

Andrew Duff

Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Andrew has significant ASX-listed company experience, including as a director. He was CFO of ASX listed Primary Health Care and prior to this, was Chief Accountant of Medical Defence of Australia and held various roles at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in London and Sydney.


Andrew Duff

Greg Ellery

Non-Executive Director

Greg Ellery has has extensive international Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)/ Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) experience within multinational, publicly listed companies across a number of sectors, including beverages, consumables, imaging products and apparel.

He most recently served as CEO of the Asia Pacific division at beverages giant Asahi Premium Beverages.

Previously, Greg held executive positions for several notable companies, including Spectrum Brands, Polaroid Corporation, Fosters Group and New Balance Athletics.


Stratos Karousos

Stratos Karousos

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Stratos has extensive experience as a lawyer working in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate restructuring, private equity transactions, joint ventures, and corporate governance in various sectors, including health and agriculture.

Stratos joined EXL as a Non-Executive Director in 2017 with a focus on assisting with the execution of the company's pre-IPO acquisition strategy, corporate structuring, and subsequent work around public listing on the ASX in early 2018. He moved into a newly created role of Chief Commercial and Legal Officer in May 2019, before being appointed CEO of EXL in July 2019


Paul Benhaim

Paul Benhaim

Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the hemp industry and is co-founder of Elixinol US, Nunyara and Hemp Foods Australia.

Paul is considered an expert in the industrial hemp industry and frequently presents at industry conferences globally. He has also played a role in shaping regulation around cannabis laws.

Paul is a member of the Company’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee.


Ron Dufficy

Ron Dufficy

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Ron has held senior finance roles with ASX listed companies including CSR Ltd and Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. He has significant experience in regulated markets including being based in the USA for 9 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for Aristocrat’s largest and most profitable division.