The outgoing deputy minister of agriculture and fisheries and of rural and regional development for the P.E.I. government has been named the new president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) based in Guelph, Ont.
John Jamieson, who has more than 25 years of senior leadership within Canada's agri-food sector, succeeds outgoing president Crystal Mackay.
Jamieson previously served as the executive director of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture and has a wealth of knowledge working with various commodity organizations.
He 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.
Jamieson's senior management experience, strengths in working within government and thorough understanding of Canada's agri-food sector will be leveraged to continue to build CCFI as the recognized leader in public trust in Canada's food system.
He will be starting with CCFI and reporting to the Guelph office on June 17.
For more information about the CCFI, visit foodintegrity.ca.