E-Malt.com News article: Canada: Minister of Agriculture announces appointment of new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Wheat Board
The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, announced the appointment of Ian White as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reported in a press release, January 30. Mr. White has been appointed for a three-year term starting March 31, 2008.
"I am pleased that Mr. White has accepted the appointment of President and CEO of the CWB," said Minister Ritz. "With the strong support both this Government and the CWB have given Mr. White, I trust both will give him the freedom and the tools he will require to work in the interests of Western Canadian producers."
Mr. White’s appointment is fully supported by both the Government of Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board.
"The CWB, in conjunction with the government, engaged in a rigorous process and extensive search to find the best candidate for the position, and we are confident that Mr. White, with his comprehensive background and experience, will provide strong leadership to the corporation," said Ken Ritter, Chair of the Search Committee and the CWB Board of Directors.
Mr. White will provide strong leadership as the CWB faces a number of challenging issues, including farmers’ desire for change.
01 February, 2008