The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity’s (CCFI) Board of Directors has elected Mike Dungate as chair of the board, a Nov. 2 news release said. Dungate replaces long-time chair Kim McConnell.
The release noted McConnell served as chair of the CCFI board since its inception in 2016. McConnell is a founder and the former CEO of AdFarm and has been the catalyst behind many major industry ventures including an initiative to build greater public trust in food.
Dungate is the former executive director of Chicken Farmers of Canada. He has been a director on the CCFI board since 2019 and vice-chair since 2020, the release said. Dungate has extensive board governance, business, human resources, and government relations expertise. He was a key contributor to the creation of the Public Trust Steering Committee and the Poultry Sustainability Value Chain Roundtable.
Julie Dickson Olmstead, managing director of public affairs and corporate responsibility for Pattison Food Group, has been elected as a new CCFI board director, the release said.