Board of Directors

Board of Directors

CCIA is led by a board of directors representing 15 associations from all sectors of the livestock industry, including:

PhotoRepresentative / Member Organization


Pat Hayes, Chair*
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chair
Canadian Cattlemen's Association


Lyle Miller, Vice Chair*
Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association




Howard Bekkering, Finance Chair*
Alberta Beef Producers


Doug Sawyer, Executive Member*
Board Governance and Development Committee Chair
Canadian Cattlemen's Association



Ken Perlich, Executive Member*, Human Resources Chair
Livestock Markets Association of Canada


Duncan Barnett
British Columbia Cattlemen's Association


Sylvain Bourque
Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec


Don Hargrave
Beef Farmers of Ontario


Yvonne Mills
Canadian Bison Association


Nancy Howatt
Manitoba Beef Producers


Shane Jahnke
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association


Ivan Johnson
Communications Committee Chair
Maritime Beef Council


James MacLean
Canadian Livestock Dealer’s Association


Kim O'Neil
Canadian Meat Council


Cam Daniels
Canadian Meat Council


Corlena Patterson
Canadian Sheep Federation


Reg Schellenberg
Canadian Cattlemen's Association


Dr. Oliver Schunicht
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association


Michael Latimer
Canadian Beef Breed Council**


Ian Thorleifson
Canadian Cervid Alliance***


Dirk Boogerd
Canadian National Goat Federation***

* CCIA Executive Committee Members
** Associate Member/Organization
*** Pending Appointment

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