Chris Conway Chris has over 20 years work experience in advocacy, government relations, communications and general management.  He has worked in industry associations since 2004, initially in roles related to government relations and stakeholder relations. Chris has spent the past ten years as president of an industry association, which includes three years as President of Concrete Ontario … Read more

Rob Anderson

Currently Vice President Operations, Bonduelle Americas Long Life, Rob is responsible for 13 company facilities in Canada and the USA.  Prior to Bonduelle, Rob also worked for Green Giant, Strathroy Foods and Carriere Foods. Industry posts include Past President of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors Association and Past President of FBO.  Rob has a … Read more

Jason Gould

Jason is President of GS Dunn Ltd, the world’s largest and leading dry mustard ingredient company and CEO of Nutri-Pea LP, a world leading pea protein isolate manufacturer.  Prior to the acquisition of GS Dunn Ltd. and Nutri-Pea LP, Jason worked at Front Street Capital and Maple Leaf Foods.  Jason is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Discover … Read more

Mark Josephs

Mark Josephs is the President of Kisko Products, the largest freeze pop manufacturer in Canada. Kisko is a family run business and Mark has two brothers actively involved. Mark started his career in sales with Nestle before joining the family business in a fulltime role in 1988. Kisko Freezies and the Mr. Freeze brand are … Read more

Laura Fineberg

Laura Fineberg is the Vice President, Human Resources at Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp., part of the Ventures group within Mondelēz International. In this role, she holds responsibility for building the strategic Human Resources and Health, Safety and Environment agendas, in the achievement of a positive working culture and the enablement of the long-term … Read more

Sarab Hans

Sarab is the Managing Director of Hans Dairy Inc., a family business located in Toronto that processes milk products focused towards the South Asian community. Prior to joining Hans Dairy, Sarab worked in the investment banking sector for six years. She has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from McGill … Read more

Lauren Beerman

Lauren Beerman is the Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability at Gay Lea Foods, a leading Canadian co-operative renowned for our community-focused values and high quality, innovative, and award-winning dairy and food products. With members on more than 1,300 dairy farms across Ontario and Manitoba, Gay Lea’s farmers, shareholders and employees have proudly collaborated for more … Read more

Stephanie Cass

As Director Institutional Affairs, Corporate Communications and Public Relations for Ferrero Canada, Stephanie Minna Cass is responsible for building and maintaining Ferrero’s corporate reputation with government, consumers and other relevant stakeholders.  She is a passionate communicator and advocate for the food and beverage industry, bringing more than 20 years corporate experience across numerous internationally-recognized brands … Read more

Michael Burrows

Michael is the Chair of Food & Beverage Ontario, Co-Chair of Food and Beverage Canada and CEO of Maple Lodge Farms, a family owned business founded in 1955 and the largest chicken processor in Canada. Maple Lodge Farms has 2200 employees in primary/further processing facilities and hatcheries in Ontario and the Maritimes. Prior to joining … Read more