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Mark Corbett

Scaling Startups Globally

With Goodleaf poised to enter the UK, its managing director Mark Corbett shares fascinating insights about the cannabis industry and entrepreneurship.

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Mark Corbett is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience building successful start-up businesses in high growth industries, notably the complicated field of cosmeceuticals.

He joined Goodleaf where he is the managing director from Canopy Growth Africa where he served as deputy MD. Prior to entering the cannabis industry, he was intimately involved with the global success story that is Bio-Oil in the capacity of regional director: Asia for Union Swiss, the company that owns and distributes Bio-Oil.


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Apart from business insights and valuable learnings, this recipe will leave you with an appreciation of the expertise and professionalism behind the Goodleaf brand. From being the single biggest supplier of medical-grade cannabis into Europe to South Africa’s most recognised CBD brand, Goodleaf is a business heading for the big time.

Expansion, however, comes with major challenges. Goodleaf MD Mark Corbett highlights these, along with the many opportunities in the cannabis industry. He shares Goodleaf’s ambition to be a major player in the wellness market in the UK, and explains why the team is currently saying “no” to the countless new-market opportunities presented to them.

Applying his experience with Bio-Oil to Goodleaf, Mark offers a compelling behind-the-scenes look into growing a high-potential business in the context of an industry that is still finding its feet, especially in terms of regulation.

What You'll Learn


The recipe provides fascinating insights into the secrets behind Bio-Oil’s global success, and the extent to which learnings in one industry can be transferred to another.

You will learn about the juggling act involved in rapid expansion, the importance of staying focused on the core business and getting one market right before moving on to the next one.

The recipe also highlights the opportunities and pitfalls inherent in the cannabis industry, and dispenses valuable, practical advice for entrepreneurs who want to move into the market.


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