New CCFI president experienced in government and farm organizations

John Jamieson has been involved in agriculture in Prince Edward Island

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The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity has announced the hiring of John Jamieson as its new president and chief executive officer.

Jamieson has more than 25 years of senior leadership within Canada’s agri-food sector.

Jamieson succeeds outgoing President Crystal Mackay, who served as the organization’s inaugural president.

“We are delighted to have a respected leader like John join the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) as our president and CEO to further advance our mandate as we strive to build public trust within Canada’s food system,” says Kim McConnell, chair of the CCFI Board of Directors. “We are confident in John’s ability to guide CCFI with his esteemed experience, his many contacts in the food, agriculture and aquaculture industries, and his personal passion to advance public trust.”

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Jamieson comes to CCFI after serving as the deputy minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development in Prince Edward Island. He previously served as the executive director of the Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture and has a wealth of knowledge working with various commodity organizations. Jamieson is also a Professional Agrologist and Certified Nutrient Management Planner and sits on both the Farm and Food Care Foundation Board of Directors and the Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture Advisory Committee.

“I am thoroughly excited to take on this new role and to work with the CCFI Board of Directors and industry members to advance trust in Canada’s top-quality food system,” says Jamieson.

Jamieson will be starting with CCFI and reporting to the Guelph office on June 17.

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