AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of more than 60 Ontario agricultural, agri-food and rural organizations. It is these member organizations that annually elect 16 directors to serve on the AAC board. They are joined by 2, non-voting, liaisons from the federal and provincial government.

As a corporate body, the AAC directors have one client: the Ontario agri-food industry. The AAC board of directors has a unique understanding of funding program requirements, farming and agribusiness. It’s who they are and what they do. A complete list of the AAC’s membership and sectoral structure can be found by clicking here.

Doug Alexander

Doug Alexander

Representing: Agri-Business / Retail / Food Processor

Doug Alexander was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors in 2013. He is one of the two Agri-Business/Retail/Food Processor representatives on the board. 

Doug is the current Vice President and General Manager of Leadbetter Foods, running a food company with two meat processing plants in Orillia. Leadbetter Foods is a division of Premium Brands holdings, a large Canadian company with over 60 business units across North America. Doug’s experience in food processing operations spans over 34 years of bakery, condiments, pasta, sauces, vegetable processing and meat processing.   

In addition to the AAC board, Doug was the Chair of the Agri-Food Management Institute and Food Starter. He has also served on the Provision Coalition and Food and Beverage Ontario boards.