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Lisa Bishop-Spencer
Lisa Bishop-Spencer
February 29, 2024

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has appointed Lisa Bishop-Spencer as its new executive director, effective March 4th, 2024.


With a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years in strategic communications, public relations, and brand management within the food industry, Lisa Bishop-Spencer brings invaluable expertise and leadership to her new role at CCFI.


Before joining CCFI, Lisa served as the director of Transit Strategic Communications & External Relations for the City of Ottawa, navigating complex stakeholder environments and leading a team driving important communications strategies. Before her tenure at the City of Ottawa, she spent more than two decades at the Chicken Farmers of Canada, where she held various leadership positions, including director of brand and communications and manager of communications. During her time at Chicken Farmers of Canada, she played a pivotal role in enhancing consumer trust and promoting Canadian agriculture, overseeing initiatives that significantly increased brand awareness and credibility.


Mike Dungate, chair of the CCFI Board of Directors, expressed his confidence in Lisa's ability to advance CCFI's mission, stating, "Her extensive experience within the food industry, coupled with her strategic leadership and dedication to fostering transparency and trust, make her the ideal candidate to lead our organization. We are thrilled to welcome Lisa as the new executive director of CCFI."


Upon accepting her new role, Lisa Bishop-Spencer commented, "The opportunity to make a meaningful impact to the CCFI's by fostering transparency and confidence in our nation's food production is both a privilege and a responsibility that I wholeheartedly embrace. I am proud to have been selected as executive director, and I look forward to working with the dedicated team at CCFI to deliver on our mandate. "


Source:  Canadian Centre for Food Integrity February 29, 2024 news release

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Submitted by Karen Davidson on 29 February 2024