The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development of Prince Edward Island will lead the the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). John Jamieson has been hired by CCFI’s board of directors to replace Crystal Mackay who led the team for nearly 10 years.
“We are delighted to have a respected leader like John join the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity as our president and CEO to further advance our mandate as we strive to build public trust within Canada’s food system,” says Kim McConnell, chair of the CCFI board of directors.
“We are confident in John’s ability to guide CCFI with his esteemed experience, his many contacts in the food, agriculture and aquaculture industries, and his personal passion to advance public trust.”
According to a news release, Jamieson has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership within Canada’s agri-food sector.
Previous to his role in provincial politics, Jamieson was the executive director of the Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture. He is also a professional agrologist, certified nutrient management planner, and sits on the Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture Advisory Committee. He previously sat on the Farm and Food Care Foundation’s board of directors.
“I am thoroughly excited to take on this new role and to work with the CCFI Board of Directors and industry members to advance trust in Canada’s top-quality food system,” says Jamieson.
He will officially start the position on June 17th, and be based out of CCFI’s Guelph office.