The Barley Council of Canada has announced the hiring of a new executive director.
Phil de Kemp, who also serves as the president of the Malting Industry Association of Canada, will take on the role beginning March 1st.
De Kemp previously worked for Cargill and the federal government, including time as the senior policy advisor for the Federal Minister of State for Grains, Oilseeds and the Canadian Wheat Board.
“Phil de Kemp’s long-standing commitment to growing domestic and international barley markets will allow our council to further develop Canada’s barley industry domestically and internationally,” said BCC chair Brian Otto in a news release.
De Kemp will manage BCC’s operations out of Ottawa, where he will also remain the president of MIAC.
He replaces Brett Campbell, who served as the council’s inaugural executive director.