Canola Council welcomes new Board members

March 3, 2016 – Four new members joined the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) Board of Directors for 2016/17. Chairman Brian Conn, Vice President – Canadian Oilseeds with Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Ltd., welcomed the new Board members at the CCC’s Annual General Meeting earlier today.

New to the CCC Board of Directors are:

  • Aaron Anderson of Richardson International, nominated by the Western Grain Elevator Association
  • Charlene Bradley of the Saskatchwan Canola Development Commission, nominated by canola grower associations
  • Jennifer Marchand of Cargill Ltd., nominated by the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association
  • Jeff Pleskach of Cargill Ltd., nominated by the Western Grain Elevator Association

“On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank our outgoing members for their contributions to our industry, and warmly welcome the new members as we continue to focus on partnership and innovation to achieve our 2025 strategy,” says Conn.

To provide a strong voice for all segments of the industry, CCC directors are nominated by organizations representing growers, processors and exporters, as well as life science companies.

The new board was announced at the CCC’s Annual General Meeting held in San Diego this morning. The AGM was followed by the launch of the CCC’s 2015 annual report: Resilient. Please click here to view the annual report.


Nominated by the canola growers associations:

  • Charlene Bradley, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
  • Brian Chorney, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
  • Brett Halstead, Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • Greg Sears, Alberta Canola Producers Commission

Nominated by the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association:

  • Woody Galloway, Bunge Canada
  • Michael Irons, Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Jennifer Marchand, Cargill Ltd.
  • James Rea, Richardson Oilseed Limited

Nominated by the Western Grain Elevator Association:

  • Aaron Anderson, Richardson International Ltd.
  • Brian Conn, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Ltd.
  • Dean McQueen, Viterra
  • Jeff Pleskach, Cargill Ltd.

Nominated by life science companies:

  • Neil Arbuckle, Monsanto Canada
  • Conor Dobson, Bayer CropScience
  • Greg Stokke, Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd.

The Canola Council of Canada is a full value chain organization representing canola growers, processors, life science companies and exporters. Keep it Coming 2025 is the strategic plan to ensure the canola industry’s continued growth, demand, stability and success –  achieving 52 bushels per acre to meet global market demand of 26 million metric tonnes by the year 2025.


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Heidi Dancho
Director, Communications

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