AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of over 66 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

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

Doug Alexander is part of the leadership team at the Ippolito Group, a multi unit agri-food business with three large modern food processing facilities in Burlington as well as operations at the Ontario Food Terminal, Producing/Packing Operations in California and an extensive transportation business. Doug’s experience running food processing operations spans over 30 years of meat, bakery, condiments, pasta, sauces and vegetable processing.

Doug is also Chair of the Agri-Food Management Institute and is the Chair, Food Starter, Vice Chair Canada Food Nexus and on the board of Directors of Provision Coalition. Doug has diplomas in Food Science as well as Industrial Engineering.