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
  • Justin Fidler Support Services
  • Ken Karns Facility Development
  • Voytek Michalczyk Sales & Marketing

Board of governors

  • Don McCallum Chair
  • Tim Kelly Vice Chair

2014/2015 Governors

The authoritative governing body of the Association.

  • Don McCallum , Chair
  • Tim Kelly Vice, Chair


  • Janet Carr
  • Ray Chowen
  • Tom Cowan
  • Joe Dales
  • Jim Hunter
  • Dave Little

  • Counc. Josh Morgan (City Appointee)
  • Joanne Vanderheyden
  • Michelle Campbell, As Immediate Past Chair
  • Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter, Programming Council, President

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.

  • Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter, President
  • Warren Hoy, Vice President

Committee Members

  • Warden Vance Blackmore (By virtue of office)
  • Sharon Peters
  • Linda Davies
  • Counc. Virginia Ridley (City Appointee)
  • Counc. Brian Ropp (County Appointee)
  • Counc. Mohamed Salih (City Appointee)
  • John Finan
  • Stacy King
  • Steve Holmes
  • Grant Edwards
  • Dianne McComb
  • Larry Rosevear
  • Paul Ward
  • Tom Baker
  • Don McCallum, Chair of the Board of Governors


(Past Chairs of the Board of Governors)

Michelle Campbell, Chair

  • Alan Marr
  • Ken Levy
  • Denny Lang
  • Karl Nevin
  • Jan Delaney
  • John White
  • John Ferris
  • Bill Grieve
  • Gary Williams