Newly-merged Cereals Canada announces board of directors

The amalgamated Cereals Canada, formed through the merger of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), has announced its first board of directors, as well as executive and governance committees.

Todd Hames, who represents the Alberta Wheat Commission and farms near Lloydminster, Alta., will sit as chair.

The board also includes:

  • Jean-Marc Ruest, Richardson (secretary)
  • Hannah Konschuh, Alberta Wheat Commission
  • Jeff Cockwill, Viterra
  • Brett Halstead, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
  • Jennifer Marchand, Cargill (vice-chair)
  • Jake Leguee, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
  • Darren Amerongen, Parrish and Heimbecker
  • Glenn Tait, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
  • Matt Bingham, G3
  • Robert Misko, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (treasurer)
  • Trish Jordan, Bayer
  • Drew Baker, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association
  • Jeff Bertholet, BASF
  • Henry Van Ankum, Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Adam Dyck, Warburtons

The board of directors will lead a strategic planning process for Cereals Canada this summer.

“Each director is passionate about the cereals value chain and brings to the table diverse experience and strategic knowledge to strengthen the organization’s impact in Canada and beyond,” says Hames.  “We are excited about the unique expertise that each individual brings to the table as we continue to evolve and lead the organization forward.”

The governance committee will provide oversight for the governance policies of the organization, to ensure effective and appropriate board functionality. The members of this committee are: Jake Leguee, Henry Van Ankum, Jeff Bertholet, and Jeff Cockwill.

The board will also work on hiring a CEO for the amalgamated organization.

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