Farm & Food Care Ontario has named its new executive director.
Kelly Daynard, who had served as interim executive director since January 2017, has had the interim tag removed from her title.
“The board of directors is unanimous in its decision to hire Kelly to lead Farm & Food Care Ontario. She has a strong knowledge of the agricultural industry and is well-known and well respected by members, staff and industry stakeholders. Over the years, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to this organization and its mandate and has led the development of many of our award winning initiatives,” said Brian Gilroy, chair of the board of directors, in a news release.
Daynard joined FFCO’s predecessor, the Ontario Farm Animal Council, in 2005. She has been the organization’s communications manager since 2012.
“I’m honoured by the confidence shown by the board of directors in hiring me to this position,” said Daynard. “It has been a privilege to work for this organization for so many years. Farm & Food Care Ontario plays such a critical role in this industry, helping to connect consumers with their food. I look forward to being part of the work that we’ll continue to do to earn public trust in food and farming.”
Daynard replaces Tracey Hussey, who departed in January.