Brad Goble is the Director of Regulated Industries at Shopify. He has over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors with a strong background in change management, strategic and business planning, strategic partnerships and multi-sector governance.
As the Director of Regulated Industries at Shopify, a global leader in retail solutions, Brad is responsible for the platform that powers a significant portion of the sales within the Canadian medical and recreational cannabis industry. Shopify’s current portfolio of cannabis merchants include provincial Crown Corporations, federally-regulated licensed producers, and private-sector retailers.
Brad has extensive experience in working with public health and security organizations, both domestically and internationally. He has been an active leader within the G7 multilateral health security organization, the Global Health Security Action Group (GHSAG), and has acted as a senior advisor to the WHO on key global health security initiatives. He has also worked closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada, particularly in dealing with the issues and challenges facing Canada’s leading scientific facility, the National Microbiology Laboratory. Mr. Goble has an extensive breadth of knowledge regarding the entire spectrum of public health and emergency preparedness and response, including biosafety and biosecurity-related issues.
Brad is a retired officer from the Canadian Forces with an honours degree in Economics and Commerce from the Royal Military College of Canada and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of GUARD (Global Urgent and Advanced Research and Development) and is a member of the Biodefense Policy Advisory Committee.