Carey Turnbull was Global Chairman of inter-dealer energy market derivative and futures broker Amerex, which he co-founded in 1983, and whose North American operations were sold in 2006 to become the energy brokerage division of NYSE listed GFI Group www.amerexenergy.com. In 2009 he founded North American Power, a retail energy supply company that under his Chairmanship grew to serve 300,000 electricity and natural gas customers in eleven states www.napower.com. In 2017 that business was purchased by NYSE listed Calpine (CPN), a Fortune 500 company. Prior to beginning his business career Mr. Turnbull lectured about and taught meditation for 10 years.
Mr. Turnbull was for 10 years a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at Goddard College, from which he graduated in 1973. He is Chair of the advisory board of the NYU Center for Psychedelic Medicine, and has assisted in the founding of Yale University’s extensive psilocybin research program. He is a member of the Board and President of Heffter Research Institute and a member of the Board of Usona Institute, both of which promote research on psychedelic plants and drugs at leading University research departments. Since 2010 Mr. Turnbull has worked in commercial early stage drug development for half a dozen companies variously as an investor, founder, and CEO. Most recently he founded Ceruvia Lifesciences and B.More to transform psychedelic research into cutting edge medicine.
He provides time as an adjunct advisor to the legal defense of the Native American Church and other indigenous people’s rights to the practice of their religion, ceremonies, and beliefs free from cultural, religious and legal pressure. Mr. Turnbull also founded Freedom to Operate to protect psychedelic science and medical development for the public benefit.
Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull have been happily married for 40+ years and have 2 children, a 40 year old son and a 39 year old daughter. They are enthusiastic cruising sailors in the family’s classic wood sailboat. They divide their time between New York, Palm Beach, and Bar Harbor Maine.