Frank Hart (Chair)
Frank Hart (B.A, Certified Management Consultant) is Vice-Chair, Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer of Greystone Managed Investments Inc. Frank is a recognized leader with extensive executive experience in business strategy, operations management and finance in various industries including utilities, private equity, information technology, management consulting and government.
Before joining Greystone, Frank was a management consultant with Optimum Talent (formerly Conroy Ross Partners). He was previously President of EDS Canada, CEO and President of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan, Vice President of KPMG Consulting, and Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Economic Development and Trade.
Frank is the Board Chair for Protein Industries Canada (PIC). He has been instrumental in uniting diverse stakeholders to advance PIC’s vision and prepare the organization for program launch. Frank also serves as a board member for Economic Development Regina.
Murad Al-Katib (MBA) is the President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. An insightful entrepreneur who has demonstrated the outstanding value of pulses around the world, Murad is a known advocate for the development of plant protein.
Since founding Saskcan Pulse Trading in 2001, Murad has grown AGT into a world leader in value-added pulses, staple foods and pulse ingredients for markets around the globe. Murad has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the recent “Oslo Business for Peace” Foundation Honouree (2017), Ernst and Young “World Entrepreneur of the Year” Award (2017), Ernst and Young “Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year” (2016), United Nations Association of Canada “Global Citizen Laureate” Award (2016).
Murad is a Board Director for Protein Industries Canada. Currently, Murad resides on the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and is the Chair for both Economic Development Regina and the Government of Canada’s Economic Strategy Table for Agriculture and Food. Over his career he has served on the Boards for the Canadian Special Crops Association, Pulse Canada, and various trade, commerce and transportation committees.
Robynne Anderson (B.A Hons) is the founder and president of Emerging Ag Inc. She is an international expert in agricultural and food policies. Her engagement reaches throughout the value chain providing support in issues management and strategic development to a broad range of clients ranging from farmers to food processors, scientists to governments.
Robynne’s contributions to agriculture are diverse. Internationally, Anderson is the founder of Farming First, a coalition for global ag advocacy; she also helped build the International Agri-Food Network; and has worked closely with the UN to establish the group’s 2016 International Year of Pulses, and Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Agricultural Investment. She has worked extensively to increase the attention on the role of women farmers, sustainable development and world food security.
Robynne currently serves as the Audit and Finance Committee Chair for Protein Industries Canada. In 2017, she was inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame. She is also the founder and current chairman of the Manyinga school project, a non-profit organization that supports orphans to learn agricultural skills through schools.
Wade Barnes (Diploma, Agricultural Business and Management) is the founder and CEO of Farmers Edge. His experiences, both as a grower and as an entrepreneur, are helping the industry understand the impact of advanced technologies, emerging carbon markets and the role these play in our evolving agricultural supply chains.
Leading a team of 300+ dedicated agronomists, technology innovators, and sustainability experts, Wade is focused on increasing sustainable farm yields to feed the world’s 9B by 2050. Under his leadership, Farmers Edge has grown into the preeminent provider of precision agriculture platforms and independent data management solutions for growers worldwide.
Wade is a Board Director for Protein Industries Canada. Within the industry, he works closely with agriculture’s largest multinationals to expand grower-based solutions.
Ray Bouchard is the President and CEO of Enns Brothers Ltd, an agricultural equipment dealer located in the Province of Manitoba. Ray is driven by his passion and vision for the future of agriculture in Canada to create long-term benefits for Canadians, the economy and the environment.
Ray has been involved in the agriculture industry for over 35 years. Ray served as director and then president of the Canadian Association of Agricultural Retailers and was a long-standing member of John Deere’s Dealer Advisory Group, providing input and guidance on numerous strategic and operational issues for John Deere across North America. In 2016, Ray joined the Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI), a CEO-led not-for-profit, combining Canada’s strengths in agriculture and artificial intelligence.
Ray is a Board Director for Protein Industries Canada. He currently serves as the Board Chair for EMILI. In 2017 he received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
JoAnne Buth (M.Sc. Entomology) is the CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi). JoAnne’s passionate commitment to enhancing the profitability of growers and developing international markets continues to advance Canada’s grain and food value chain.
At Cigi, JoAnne leads a team of specialists who provide education and training, technical support and product development expertise to increase the value of Canadian grain crops for international and domestic customers. Her decorated past includes being a Senator representing national agriculture issues, serving as the President of the Canola Council of Canada, and delivering program services for Manitoba Agriculture.
JoAnne is a Board Director for Protein Industries Canada. She is a sought-after agriculture voice for numerous organizations, associations, committees and governments.
David Dzisiak (B.Sc Agriculture) is the North America Commercial Director of Grains and Oils for Corteva Agriscience. Dave’s keen interest in the ongoing evolution of the grain industry is inspiring innovative thinking and approaches in oilseed and cereal product concepts.
Dave is currently responsible for leading the canola, soybean, sunflower and wheat food and animal nutrition traits commercial strategy for the Corteva. Previously, he was involved in development of the plant genetics and biotechnology strategy where he led the creation of the healthy oils portfolio, including the Nexera canola program.
Dave is a Board Director for Protein Industries Canada. He also serves as the Board Chair of the Canola Council of Canada.
Wilf Keller (PhD Crop Science) is the president and CEO of Ag-West Bio Inc. Wilf leads with a relentless commitment to form relationships that recognize, create and act upon opportunities in the agriculture industry.
Throughout his 40-year science career, Wilf contributed to many major research initiatives. These include the application of genomics in canola improvement; the development of industrial bioproducts from vegetable oils; production of bioactive natural products in plants for enhanced human health; and contribution to the development of the Protein Industries Canada (PIC) supercluster initiative. His leadership roles span a variety of government and institutions including Agriculture Canada, Plant Biotechnology Institute (National Research Council Canada), Genome Prairie and Ag-West Bio.
Wilf currently serves as a Board Director for Protein Industries Canada and the Chair of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. A valued contributor in his field, Wilf is the honoured recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Society for In Vitro Biology (2010), the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2015) and inductee in the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame (2017).
Annette Revet (B.Sc Hons, MBA, C.Dir.) is the Chief Transformation Officer at Conexus Credit Union. Annette is a leader whose background equips her for strategic leadership roles, particularly in the areas of governance, strategy, corporate risk management and continuous organizational improvement.
Annette has over 25 years of experience, attaining leadership roles that span industries in the private, public and co-operative sectors. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Chemistry, both from University of Regina. She has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Chartered Director through the Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business.
Annette currently serves as the Governance and Nominations Committee Chair for Protein Industries Canada. She is also an active volunteer, currently serving the boards for SaskEnergy, the Ranch Ehrlo Society and SaskCentral.