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Board Committees 2017-2018

To assist the Board in fulfilling its corporate governance responsibilities, the Board has established five Committees of the Board. Each Committee reviews its own Charter each year which sets out a) Purpose, b) Membership, c) Structure and Operations, and d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities.

As appropriate, Committees also seek relevant input from District Committee Representatives, individual farmers, processors, other industry value chain stakeholders and government. Committees are encouraged to develop an operating culture with a high level of transparency and information sharing to drive quality information gathering, analysis, planning and execution.


Committees of the CFO Board of Directors (2017 - 2018)


1. Audit and Information Technology Committee (A&ITC)

The Audit and Information Technology Committee (A&ITC) is a standing committee of the Board of Directors whose primary functions are to assist the Board with its strategies, policies and regulation development and to provide oversight with respect to the integrity of the financial statements and compliance with all financial, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the Board's commitment to best-in-class digital technologies and data security.

A&ITC Committee Members: 
Brian Lewis, Chair
Tom Beischlag
Tim Klompmaker
Murray Opsteen
CFO Staff-Associate: Senior Director, Information Technology and Business Services & Vice President, Finance and Organizational Productivity

CLICK HERE to access the Audit and Information Technology Committee Charter


2. CFC and External Relations Committee (CERC)

The CFC and External Relations Committee (CERC) is a standing committee of the Board whose primary functions are to assist the Board with its strategies with respect to building and maintaining effective relationships with Chicken Farmers of Canada and all key stakeholders, advancing profitable growth for the industry.

CERC Committee Members: 
Ed Benjamins, Chair
Rick Kaptein
Tim Klompmaker
Rob Dougans
CFO Staff-Associate: Senior Director, Strategy & Business Development

CLICK HERE to access the CFC and External Relations Committee Charter


3. Chicken Industry Advisory Committee (CIAC)

The Chicken Industry Advisory Committee (CIAC) is a standing committee of CFO whose primary functions are to assist the Board with its strategies, policies and regulation development and oversight role with respect to Ontario chicken industry growth, competitiveness and sustainability.

CIAC Committee Members: 
Ed Benjamins
Mark Hermann
Rob Dougans 
CFO Staff-Associate: Senior Director, Strategy & Business Development

CLICK HERE to access the Chicken Industry Advisory Committee Charter


4. Farm Innovation and Sustainability Committee (FISC)

The Farm Innovation and Sustainability Committee (FISC) is a standing committee of the Board whose primary functions are to assist the Board with its strategies, policies and regulation development and provides oversight with respect to delivering on strategic priorities and the on-going implementation and review of innovative practices.

FISC Committee Members: 
Mark Hermann, Chair
Tom Beischlag
Jordan Fois
Rick Kaptein 
CFO Staff-Associate: Vice President, Quality, Technical Affairs and Sustainability 

CLICK HERE to access the Farm Innovation and Sustainability Committee Charter 


5. Governance and Leadership Committee (G&LC)

The Governance and Leadership (G&LC) Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors whose primary functions are to assist the Board with its human resource and leadership governance strategies, policies and regulation development.

G&LC Committee Membership: 
Ed Benjamins, Chair
Mark Hermann
Murray Opsteen
Rob Dougans
CFO Staff-Associate: General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

CLICK HERE to access the Governance and Leadership Committee Charter