Lisa Bishop-Spencer to lead the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity


The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has named Lisa Bishop Spencer as its new executive director, effective March 4th, 2024.

“The opportunity to make a meaningful impact to the CCFI’s by fostering transparency and confidence in our nation’s food production is both a privilege and a responsibility that I wholeheartedly embrace. I am proud to have been selected as Executive Director, and I look forward to working with the dedicated team at CCFI to deliver on our mandate,” she says.

Bishop-Spencer has focused her career on strategic communications, public relations, and brand management within the agriculture and food industry.

Bishop-Spencer most recently served as the director of transit strategic communications and external relations for the City of Ottawa, navigating stakeholder environments and leading a team driving important communications strategies. Prior to joining the City of Ottawa, she spent over two decades at Chicken Farmers of Canada, where she held various leadership positions, including director of brand and communications and manager of communications.

Mike Dungate, chair of the CCFI board of directors, expressed his confidence in Lisa’s ability to advance CCFI’s mission, stating, “Her extensive experience within the food industry, coupled with her strategic leadership and dedication to fostering transparency and trust, make her the ideal candidate to lead our organization. We are thrilled to welcome Lisa as the new executive director of CCFI.”

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