Menzies will join the organization January 1, 2014 and will work from its head office in Ottawa.
“Ted earned the respect of colleagues from across the political spectrum during his time in federal politics. His ability to collaborate with others in the pursuit of meaningful solutions and his extensive agricultural background are attributes that will serve Ted and our industry well,” said Kamel Beliazi, chair of the CropLife Canada board of directors.
Prior to entering federal politics in 2004, Menzies was involved in several farm organizations, including the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, Grain Growers of Canada and Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.
Menzies owned and operated a 5,000-acre farm from 1974-2003 where he produced grain, oilseeds, pulses and spices.
Menzies replaces Lorne Hepworth, who is retiring after 18 years at the helm of the organization.