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.

Kelly Duffy

Kelly Duffy


Representing: Agri-Business / Retail / Food Processor

Kelly Duffy was elected to the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board in 2010. She is the Agri-Business/Retail/Food Processor representative on the board and currently serves as Chair.

Kelly Duffy has more than 20 years of experience in international trade, sales and marketing, primarily in the food and beverage sector for the governments of Canada, USA and New Zealand. Kelly’s business, The Globetrotter Group Inc. is a specialist firm that commercializes products and develops import/export, distribution and sales strategies with leading retailers in North America. Kelly is a lead consultant and contributor for Brand Strategy Consultants in Toronto and Madison Avenue Retail Brands in Montreal. Her career has provided fantastic work experiences in Central Europe and the United States that add a unique and international perspective to her work. 

Kelly is also a graduate of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP), Class 14.