James Farrar, Corporate Secretary

James is a CPA CGA with more than 35 years’ experience in the food and agriculture sector. At an earlier stage of his career, James was the CFO of a small to medium enterprise (SME) in the food manufacturing business with operations in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Subsequently, he served as Director of the Food Industry Competitiveness Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to support the needs of the post-farm gate food sector in Ontario.

James has had training in Not-for-Profit governance and has extensive experience in applying for and administering government grant programs. He is passionate about obtaining returns from investment of private and taxpayer funds in innovation projects.


Laura Sider, Science Coordinator

Hannah Haasen, Financial Administrator

Jan Stoneman, Financial Administrator (Cluster)