Canada 2020 welcomes new Senior Fellow, David McInnes

by Mira Ahmad. Posted February 1, 2019


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.

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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.

Follow David on Twitter at @DMciStrategies