Who We Are

Andrew Grant


Having founded and built several businesses for over 30 years, Andrew is a proven entrepreneur. He is a highly capable leader who can foresee the potential in solving market problems and creating commercial opportunities. Andrew has consistently used his perceptive powers to craft a vision that guides the organisation to deliver customer focused outcomes. His commercial acumen is complimented by his exceptional skills in automation and process control. With a unique ability to identify new market opportunities, establish new businesses and grow them into substantial enterprises, Andrew has achieved in the areas of thermodynamics, refrigeration and in the design of many types of machinery, including blood plasma freezers for all of Australia’s major blood banks.

Andrew has extensive knowledge in design and manufacturing of automated machinery. He has won awards for his design – including the 1999 Young Entrepreneur Award through the Weekly Times and the Hugh McKay Innovators award (NRE excellence in Science) for his design, development and work with freeze-dryers.

With a passion for natural therapies, a belief in the extensive benefits of medicinal cannabis and a vision for the future, Andrew created OneLife Botanicals in 2019.

Mark Smith

(Cultivation Manager)

Mark is a seasoned cultivator and developer with extensive experience in the development of industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis industries throughout Australia, Europe and in the ASEAN regions. He has provided expert advice and service for turnkey solutions and assistance in the development of large scale international cannabis companies. He has provided advice on land selection, farmer engagement, business modelling and due diligence using his depth of technical expertise for the development of the operational plans to grow and produce cannabis. His belief in bringing the benefits of medicinal cannabis to people lead to Mark joining OneLife Botanicals in 2021.

Deb Vawdrey

(Finance Manager)

Deb has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, most of which has been spent running her own business in the bookkeeping space. As a registered BAS Agent, Xero and MYOB partner, Deb has experience with most of the accounting products used by small businesses. Deb joined OneLife Botanicals in 2021.

Josephine McCrohan

(Research and Compliance Officer )

Josephine has experience in quality assurance and compliance, analytical chemistry, document preparation and management, internal auditing and quality management systems in the pharmaceutical and food industries. With a desire to work in an industry directly associated with adding value to people’s lives, Josephine joined OneLife Botanicals in 2020.