David is leading the Canada Food Brand Project with the support of Canada 2020 staff, and a dedicated advisory group representing our partners and experts in the field.
CANADA 2020 is thrilled to announce that David McInnes will be joining the organization as a Senior Fellow.
David is leading The Canada Food Brand Project, a new collaborative research initiative aimed at giving policymakers, industry leaders and stakeholders the tools they need to seize Canada’s agri-food potential.
This project will focus on how best to support Canada’s trusted food brand in the domestic and global marketplace. Through a series of dialogues, Canada 2020 will also consider how “the brand” can encourage collaboration and frame policy choices – culminating in our National Forum in November 2019.
“With Canada’s natural advantages, leading practices and positive reputation, it is time to affirm what stands behind the Canada food brand.”
– David McInnes, Senior Fellow at Canada 2020.
About David McInnes
As Principal of DMci Strategies, David is a strategic advisor, speaker and facilitator on change and opportunity facing the global food system. He is also a Contributing Editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit, and an Advisor to the Delegation of Canada for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. He is the former President & CEO of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and is the former Chair of WaterAid Canada and Trustee of London-based WaterAid International, an NGO.
David has held executive positions with MDS Nordion, a global supplier of medical isotopes, and has worked at the Canadian Bankers Association, Scotiabank and the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada. David is a published author and graduate of the London School of Economics and Dalhousie University.
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