Greg Donald has been the general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board since 2009. The P.E.I. Potato Board represents P.E.I. potato producers working together to ensure long-term profitability and sustainability through marketing, advocating, negotiation and activities that support quality potato production.
Donald has a BSc in agriculture with a major in plant protection from Dalhousie University. He also attended the University of New Brunswick and obtained a Master’s in Business Administration.
Donald has more than twenty five years of experience in the potato industry, including five years with McCain Foods in New Brunswick in the area of agronomy, potato production, potato procurement and green crop field management. He then spent 14-plus years in progressively responsible management positions in the agricultural crop input business in Atlantic Canada and Maine with the Cavendish Group.
Donald also participates in a number of local and industry organizations including the Kensington North Watershed Association as a director, the Prince Edward Island Institute of Agrologists as a member, as a director with the Food Island Partnership, a director of the Farm and Food Care P.E.I., a director with the P.E.I. Farming 4R Island, a director of the Canadian Potato Council and a director of the United Potato Growers of Canada. Greg has recently completed the Nuffield Scholar Program (an international agricultural adult education program) that included a study of the potato industry in Belgium (processing focus), Holland (seed focus) and the United Kingdom (fresh focus).
Cools stated: “The World Potato Congress is pleased to welcome Greg Donald to its board. Mr. Donald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the potato sector and will be a great asset to the board of directors.”