Neil’s 37 year career in the agriculture industry has provided broad-spectrum experience in analysis, operations management, trade policy, advocacy and governance. His work has included government and public relations campaigns, strategic planning, finance, facilitation, human resource management and communications. Most recently, Neil managed the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, developing and advocating for farm and food policy at all levels of government. In this role he also co-Chaired the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s development of the National Food Strategy. Neil was CEO of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (now EFC), managing the national egg supply, including procurement and sales of $100 million annually and award winning marketing campaigns. He is well versed in trade and regulatory issues at both the national and provincial levels.