Management and Governance

Management Team  

Chief Officers

  • Hugh Mitchell Chief Executive Officer
  • Reg Ash Chief Administrative Officer
  • Mike Woods Chief Operating Officer
  • Kris Dinel Chief Business Development Officer


  • Heather Blackwell Agriculture 
  • Justin Fidler Support Services
  • Michelle Scott Human Resources
  • Kelly Marshall Sales



2015-2016 Governors

The authoritative governing body of the Association.

Chair Tim Kelly  
Vice Chair Joe Dales  

Dave Little

David Ross

Dianne McComb

Janet Carr

Joanne Vanderheyden

Ann Straatman

  John Finan Scott Courtice

Tom Cowan

City Representative Councillor Josh Morgan  
Past Chair Don McCallum  
Programming Council President Warren Hoy  


2015-2016 Programming Council

The Programming Council is an advisory committee of the Board. The Programming Council shall be responsible for advising the Board on all matters relating to programming for the Annual Fair and all Association owned and operated shows.


Warren Hoy

Vice President

Tom Baker


Brian Slaughter


Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter


Deborah Brady


Grant Edwards


Larry Rosevear


Paul Ward


Sharon Peters


Stacy King

  Steve Holmes
City Representatives Councillor Mohamed Salih
  Councillor Virginia Ridley
Middlesex County Warden Jim Maudsley (as of December 2015)
  Country Rep Brian Ropp
Board of Governors, Chair Tim Kelly 


2015-2016 Senate

Don McCallum, Chair  

Al Marr

Bill Grieve 
Denny Lang Gary Williams 

Jan Delaney

John White
Kari Nevin  Ken Levy
Michelle Campbell