Management and Governance

Management Team

Chief Officers

  • Hugh Mitchell Chief Executive Officer
  • Reg Ash Chief Financial Officer
  • Mike Woods Chief Operating Officer


  • Heather Blackwell Corporate Affairs
  • Kris Dinel Business Development & Government Relations
  • Justin Fidler Support Services
  • Ken Karns Facility Development
  • Voytek Michalczyk Sales & Marketing



2015-2016 Governors

The authoritative governing body of the Association.

Chair Tim Kelly  
Vice Chair Joe Dales  
  Dave Little Dianne McComb
  John Finan Scott Courtice
  Joanne Vanderheyden  
  Ann Straatman David Ross
  Janet Carr Tom Cowan
City Representative Councillor Josh Morgan  
Past Chair Don McCallum  
Programming Council President Carrie Fraleigh de Shutter  


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


Linda Davies


Grant Edwards


Brian Slaughter


Paul Ward


Deborah Brady


Steve Holmes


Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter


Larry Rosevear


Sharon Peters

  Stacy King
City Representatives Councillor Virginia Ridley
  Councillor Mohamed Salih
Middlesex County Warden Vance Blackmore
  Country Rep Brian Ropp
Board of Governors, Chair Tim Kelly 


2015-2016 Senate

Don McCallum, Chair  
Michelle Campbell Jan Delaney
Bill Grieve Denny Lang
Ken Levy Al Marr
Kari Nevin John White
Gary Williams