In case you were not aware, Alan Oberg was not the CEO of the Canadian Wheat Board.the actual CEO is Ian White, a very repected intelligent senior executive from Australia. By all accounts Mr. White should not be judged by the recent actions of Alan Oberg and the group of eight.
I have heard from several people that Mr. White is the right person to lead the CWB into the marketing freedom future. Mr. White has some very large challenges in front of him to try and change the perception of the “sinking ship” mentality that was conveyed by former Chairman Alan Oberg. Some of Ian White’s biggest supporters have been pro marketing choice people which I find interesting.
In a statement today Mr. White said,
The passage of Bill C-18 into law heralds significant change for the CWB and for Prairie farmers. The CWB has been preparing for this change for many months, developing both pool and cash programs for farmers for the upcoming crop year. Details about new 2012-13 programs will be announced soon.