The changes at the top of the Canadian Grain Commission’s hierarchy continue, as a new chief operating officer has been named.
Jocelyn Beaudette will begin her role, reporting to Chief Commissioner Patti Miller, on June 19th. She will replace Gord Miles, who is retiring at the end of June.
Beaudette has worked for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for 26 years in areas of marketing and trade, strategic policy and program delivery, including managing the recent Canadian Wheat Board Transition Costs Program.
“The Canadian Grain Commission will benefit from Jocelyn Beaudette’s dynamic leadership skills and her broad experience in government and the agriculture industry. I’m very pleased to welcome her to the organization,” said Miller. “I would like to thank Gord Miles for his years of dedicated leadership at the Canadian Grain Commission and his service to the grains and oilseeds sector.”
While the three federally-appointed commissioners oversee the CGC, the COO heads all operations and activities. The commission’s day-to-day responsibilities fell to Miles when all the commissioner positions became vacant last fall.
Patti Miller, Doug Chorney and Lonny McKague began their appointments as chief commissioner, assistant chief commissioner and commissioner, respectively, in early February.