Management & Governance

Management Team  

Chief Officers

Hugh Mitchell
President
Reg Ash
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Woods
Chief Operating Officer
 

Directors & Managers

Tara Santagapita
Director of Corporate Services
Tara Santagapita
Heather Blackwell
Director of Agriculture & Urban Affairs
Heather Blackwell
Greg Blanchard 
Director of Marketing & Communications
Greg Blanchard
Cheryl Curtis 
Director of Sales & Agriplex Operations
Cheryl Curtis
 
Rob Lumsden 
Director of Raceway & Grandstand
Rob Lumsden
 

Governance (Revised Oct. 23, 2019)

2020 Governors 

The authoritative governing body of the Association.

Chair Ann Straatman  
Vice Chair John Finan  
 

Lindsay Engel

Dianne McComb
 

Bill Boyce

Dave Little
 

John Leitch

Peter Whatmore

 

David Ross

Colin Yates
City Representative Councillor Josh Morgan  
Past Chair Joe Dales  
Second Past Chair Tim Kelly  
Programming Council President Mary Anne Zwambag  

 

2020 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.

Mary Anne Zwambag, President  

Brian Slaughter, Vice President

 

Ann Straatman, Board of Governors Chair

 
Tom Baker  
Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter  
Patricia Graham  
Betty Ann MacKinnon  
Rhonda Persichilli

 

Councillor Arielle Kayabaga

Councillor Mohamed Salih

Eric Thomson Warden Cathy Burghardt-Jesson
Angie Wilson

County Councillor Alison Warwick

Sharon Peters

Jim Wilson

2020 Senate

The Senate acts as advisors to the Board on matters that affect the overall well-being and future of the Association.

Tim Kelly, Chair  

Michelle Campbell

Jan Delaney
Bill Grieve Denny Lang

Ken Levy

Al Marr
Don McCallum Karl Nevin
John White Gary Williams