Executive Director Richard Doyle to Retire in August
OTTAWA, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) today
announced that the organization's Executive Director, Richard Doyle,
has decided to retire on August 31, 2014, starting a leadership
transition over the next few months. Doyle's decision to retire will
bring to a close a remarkable career of 38 years of continuous service
to the organization and its stakeholders, Canadian dairy provincial
organizations and dairy farmers.
"Richard has always been a hard working individual who has shown passion
and leadership in the development of our industry and the defense of
our supply management system over the past four decades. His knowledge
of our industry and his strong leadership has been recognized both
domestically and internationally", said Wally Smith, President of DFC.
"There will be significant changes in senior management of the
organization in the coming 18 months," said Doyle. "Leaving now will
permit the new CEO to build a new leadership team that should ensure
DFC continues to excel in promoting dairy products as well as defend
the interests of dairy farmers in Canada in years to come."
During Doyle's tenure as Executive Director, he has been involved in
numerous projects and negotiations process, including:
From 2008 to 2012: President of the International Dairy Federation.
1994: Merger with the Dairy Bureau, the national organization
responsible for the overall promotion of Canadian dairy products. All
policy, marketing, nutrition and market research activities were
regrouped under the newly formed organization, which retained the name
'Dairy Farmers of Canada'.
1992: Responsible for organizing the largest rally of farmers (40,000)
on Parliament Hill over the GATT negotiations
Acting, during the 70's, as Secretary of the National Committee
responsible for the drafting of the National Milk Marketing Plan, the
federal-provincial agreement that is the foundation of the Canadian
milk supply management system.
Doyle has agreed to remain an advisor to the President for the remainder
of the year as DFC proceeds with the transition process in the coming
months. DFC's Board of Directors will conduct the process to choose
Doyle's successor and wants to thank him for his many years of
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Run for farmers by farmers, Dairy Farmers of Canada is the voice of
Canadian dairy farmers. Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national
policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada's
farmers living on 12,529 dairy farms. DFC strives to create stable
conditions for the Canadian dairy industry, today and in the future. It
works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy
farmers and promote dairy products and their health benefits.
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SOURCE: Dairy Farmers of Canada (Corporate)
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