Following the retirement of Neil Currie come the end of August, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has announced its new general manager. Cathy Lennon will take over, bringing a “plethora of experience.”
“OFA is grateful to the long-term leadership of retiring general manager Neil Currie,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “He had led our organization through 19 years with significant changes and challenges, and he leaves OFA with a strong team in place for Cathy to step into.”
Lennon is a Perth County native and has recently been the general manager of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers. Over her 20 plus years in the agriculture industry, Lennon has also served as the general manager for the Ontario Sheep Farmers, program manager with Agricorp, and senior lender with Farm Credit Canada.
“It’s an exciting new era for OFA as we welcome Cathy into the organization,” Currie added. “Agriculture has big opportunities and no end of challenges, and Cathy’s experience in so many facets of the agricultural sector will be a tremendous asset for the entire OFA organization.”
A University of Waterloo graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Lennon also is a Class 9 Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) grad.