Gowriluk to lead Canada Grains Council

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The Canada Grains Council has hired a new president.

Erin Gowriluk, who has served as the executive director of Grain Growers of Canada since 2019, will become the Grains Council’s president effective Monday, April 17th.

Her experience also includes working in government relations and policy roles for the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, and Syngenta Canada.

“There is a lot of opportunity for the Canadian grains sector at the moment, and we are confident that Erin is just the person to help us stay at the forefront of a rapidly shifting political, trade and regulatory climate,” says Rick White, CGC chair. “Erin’s history of strong leadership, strategic innovation and nurturing partnerships within our sector will be immensely helpful as we work to meet strategic goals.”

Gowriluk takes over for Tyler Bjornson, who was appointed president of the Grains Council in 2015 and later served as its executive vice-president.

The council’s mandate is to serve as a unified voice for Canada’s entire grain value chain, including farmers, seed and life science companies, commodity associations, grain companies, and public research institutions.

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