Denise is a senior executive with over 25 years experience in advancing agriculture innovations to the market place. Denise has worked in Canada and on the global stage supporting companies in gaining regulatory approvals at all levels of government. She has worked with multinational companies, farm groups, non-profit organizations and technology associations in developing strategic alliances that support product approvals, allowing products to be marketed nationally and traded internationally. Denise was the first Executive Director for Biotechology at CropLife International and spent 12 years working with companies and associations in Canada. As a consultant, Denise was responsible for building a partnership with the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph to deliver the leadership program – Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life. The program was fundamental to building alignment of the OAC faculty team to advance their new 5-year strategic plan.
Denise holds a Masters in CropScience and a Bachelors in Agriculture with specialization in Environmental Biology from the University of Guelph.