Organigram Holdings Inc. has appointed Paolo De Luca, current strategy officer, as interim chief financial officer, effective Nov. 13.

Current CFO Derrick West will transition out of the role in order to focus on his health and recovery following surgery later this month. Organigram will begin the search for a new permanent CFO.

De Luca previously served as the company’s CFO between 2017 and 2020.

“Derrick has left a legacy of stabilizing our financial processes along with the implementation of our ERP and has supported the company through a period of high growth including the acquisitions of our Winnipeg and Lac-Supérieur facilities,” said Organigram CEO Beena Goldenberg. “We are grateful for his contributions during his time on the board beginning in 2017 and since becoming CFO in 2020 and we wish him well.”