Ontario’s dairy group names new GM

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has found its new general manager within the organization.

Graham Lloyd, the organization’s general counsel, secretary to the board and director of communications, is the new general manager, replacing Peter Gould, the organization’s long-time manager.

Gould, trained as an economist, has been with DFO since 1981 and has been the general manager since 2005. He is due to retire July 31 at which time Lloyd will take over as general manager.

Lloyd has been with DFO since 2011, taking on successively more responsible roles.

“We have been reminded by our government contacts, industry partners, and our processor community of how valuable he has become to the industry at large,” said DFO board chair Ralph Dietrich.

“Anyone that has worked with Graham will know his incredible passion for the industry, his desire to protect the interests of dairy producers, and his drive for results.”

Lloyd is known as a relentless defender of the supply management system and was also involved in the development of a provincial milk ingredients strategy.

— John Greig is a field editor for Glacier FarmMedia based at Ailsa Craig, Ont. Follow him at @jgreig on Twitter.

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