Kanyon’s appointment was announced in February following a comprehensive international executive search conducted by the board.
With more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device business across the life-sciences value chain, Kanyon has successfully launched innovative medicines globally covering a range of commercial strategies from digital health solutions to innovative biologics.
Kanyon said: “I am excited to have formally joined the team at AusCann.
“I see tremendous opportunity for AusCann to lead in the delivery of cannabis-based pharmaceutical solutions that are endorsed by physicians and address the needs of patients who are suffering from inadequately treated medical conditions.
“The company has built a strong platform on which we will continue to grow.”
AusCann said Kanyon was highly regarded in the pharmaceutical industry and his background in product development and commercialisation was ideally suited to lead the company's next phase of growth as a pharmaceutical development, sales and marketing business.
The new CEO added: “We have begun a comprehensive review of our strategic priorities, which will help us tailor our operating plans to ensure we deliver the positive healthcare outcomes and shareholder returns we are seeking.”
Kanyon will soon relocate to Perth from the United States and interim CEO Paul Macleman will revert to his role as executive director.