Board of Directors

Canola Council board of directors

Nominated by canola growers associations

Charles Fossay
Director, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Starbuck, MB
Ph: (204) 781-9843


Justin Nanninga
Director, Alberta Canola
Neerlandia, AB
Ph: (780) 307-4343


Dean Roberts
Director, Canadian Canola Growers Association
Coleville, SK
Ph: (306) 460-9846


Ed Schafer
Director, SaskCanola
Makwa, SK
Ph: (306) 236-8167


Nominated by the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association


Ryan Law
Commercial Manager – North America Canola
Bunge
1391 Timberlake Manor Pkwy
Chesterfield, MO  63017
Ph: (314) 292-2878


Tracy Lussier
Manager, Canola Trading
Louis Dreyfus Company
Suite 500 – 525 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0C9
Ph: (403) 205-3322


Jeff Pleskach
Merchandising Manager
Cargill Ltd.
300-240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4C5
Ph: (204) 947-6014


Kevin Wright Canola Council of Canada Board Member

Kevin Wright
GM Great Lakes Region, N.A. Ag Services and Oilseeds
Archer Daniels Midland Company
5550 Maplewood Drive
Windsor, ON N9C 4G9
Ph: (519) 567-1103

Nominated by the Western Grain Elevator Association

Jarrett Beatty
Export Manager
Parrish & Heimbecker
640-355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 2G8
Ph: (604) 761-6295


Jennifer Marchand
Government and Industry Relations Leader, AVP
Cargill Ltd.
300-240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4C5
Ph: (306) 370-1161


Tessa Ritter
Stakeholder Relations Manager
Viterra
2625 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK  S4T 7T9
Ph: (306) 569-6672


Trevor Veenendaal
Trader, Canola and Soybeans
G3 Canada Limited
200 Portage Ave, 3rd Floor
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 3X2
Ph: (204) 983-0532


Nominated by life science companies

David Kelner
NA Canola Portfolio Manager
Bayer, Crop Science Division
160 Quarry Park Blvd.
Calgary, AB  T2C 3G3
Ph: (403) 723-7490


Ryan McCann
Director, North America Seed – Canola, Forages & Special Crops
Nutrien Ag. Solutions Canada Inc.
64137 Hwy 543 E
High River, AB  T1V 1M4
Ph: (403) 336-7225


Garth Hodges
VP, North America Business Management Seeds
BASF Canada Inc.
#510 – 28 Quarry Park Blvd, SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5P9
Ph: (403) 827-4915


2023/24 Executive Committee

Chair

Jennifer Marchand
Government and Industry Relations Leader, AVP
Cargill Ltd.
300-240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4C5
Ph: (306) 370-1161


Vice chair

Charles Fossay
Director, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Starbuck, MB
Ph: (204) 781-9843


Second vice chair

Jarrett Beatty
Export Manager
Parrish & Heimbecker
640-355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 2G8
Ph: (604) 761-6295


Finance and planning chair

David Kelner
NA Canola Portfolio Manager
Bayer, Crop Science Division
160 Quarry Park Blvd.
Calgary, AB  T2C 3G3
Ph: (403) 723-7490


Other director

Ryan Law
Commercial Manager – North America Canola
Bunge
1391 Timberlake Manor Pkwy
Chesterfield, MO  63017
Ph: (314) 292-2878


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