Harper Government Hires Australian Resident As President Of Canadian Wheat Board
Ian White, who has agribusiness experience in Australia, Canada and the United States, will hold the position for a three-year term starting March 31. Ritz says in a release that White has "strong support" from both the Tory government and the wheat board.
Former president Adrian Measner was fired in 2006 over his public opposition to the federal government's plan to end the Winnipeg-based agency's monopoly on barley sales.
According to the release, White has most recently served as managing director and CEO of Queensland Sugar Limited, an industry-owned marketing company.
He has also served as a senior executive at companies including Grainco Limited, AgPro Grain and Elders Grain.
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