Chairman of the Board
Lloyd was appointed to the role of Chairman of the Board in November 2010. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Board since March 2009. Lloyd is a retired pedigreed seed farmer from Beechy, SK, and was one of the first to become a CANTERRA SEEDS shareholder in 1998. He joined the Board of CANTERRA SEEDS in 2005. Lloyd served as Vice Chairman and as Chairman for Pulse Canada. In addition, he worked as a Director with the Saskatchewan Pulse Crop Development Board and as advisor to both the development of the Special Crop Act Initiative and the SCRIP program. Lloyd also served as the Industry Chair for the Special Crops Value Chain Round Table, and was appointed to the Agri Innovator's committee as advisor to Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Lloyd currently resides in Saskatoon, SK.
Jim and his wife Norleen have operated a grain farm near Darlingford, MB since 1974 and make their home in Morden, MB. They owned and operated a grain processing and retail seed business known as Wilson Seeds from 1993 to 2019. Jim received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1974 and worked in public practice until 1993. In 2007, Jim received the designation of Chartered Director from the Director's College. Jim joined the CANTERRA SEEDS Board of Directors in 2010. Previously, In 2016, he was appointed Chair of the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation. Jim is an active industry participant. In 2020, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the amalgamation of Seeds Canada, and previously served on the Board of the Canadian International Grains Institute from 2012 to 2017. Jim is also involved in the community, serving on the local Canadian Foodgrains Bank project committee.
François Rollin is currently the Strategic Marketing Director of Limagrain Field Seeds and joined the CANTERRA SEEDS Board of Directors in January 2019. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Life Science from ENSH (France). Prior to joining Limagrain, François worked for 10 years for De Sangosse, an international player in the supply of crop protection products (conventional and biologicals), biocides, fertilizers and seeds, with the title of R&D, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Director. Previously, he held positions within Monsanto in Europe and the U.S., in the areas of product development for seeds and agrochemicals, seeds production and global regulatory affairs for genetically modified crops, especially corn. François currently sits on the Board of Directors for AgReliant Genetics and Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC).
Joe joined the CANTERRA SEEDS Board of Directors in 2003. He has over 30+ years of agriculture industry sales, marketing and senior management experience working with companies such as Pfizer, Cyanamid Crop Protection, First Line Seeds, and NK Syngenta Seeds. Joe was a co-founder of Farms.com Ltd. and AgCareers.com, where he provided governance and guided the long-term strategic plans for 20 years. In March 2019, Joe moved to a non-executive Board role at Farms.com and founded RH Accelerator Inc., an agri food investment company. Joe is on the Board of Directors of Vive Crop Protection Inc. and A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. He is an active entrepreneur and thought-leader on innovation in the agriculture and food industry with a vast global network. Joe has gained extensive corporate governance experience with several companies and is the Chair of the Board of Governors for the Western Fair Association in London, ON where he lives. Joe has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Western University and a Masters in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Shaun joined the CANTERRA SEEDS Board of Directors in March 2009. Founder of RealAgriculture, Shaun manages one of the leading industry ag media companies for Canadian farmers and ranchers. RealAgriculture.com provides the latest in ag-policy, agronomics, current events and farm show features. Shaun is also the host of RealAg Radio which is broadcast across North America on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM daily at 4:30 PM Eastern.
Kris joined the CANTERRA SEEDS Board of Directors in February 2011. He is a third-generation pedigreed seed grower. Along with his family, Kris owns and operates Greenleaf Seeds Ltd., a pedigreed seed farm and processing plant, in Tisdale, SK. Kris is currently on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ag Research Foundation and previously served on the board of the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters, and of the Saskatchewan Canola Growers.
Tatiana is currently the CEO of the Limagrain Cereals Seeds business unit and joined the CANTERRA SEEDS board of directors in 2017. She graduated with a Master's degree in Life Science from AgroParisTech (France) and has a Business degree from INSEAD and SKEMA. Tatiana has been working with Limagrain since 2003. After five years as the Eastern Europe Area Manager for HM.CLAUSE (vegetable seeds), she joined Limagrain Field Seeds to establish, develop and manage subsidiaries in the fast-growing Ukraine and Russia markets. Tatiana is also a board member of Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC).
Darren joined the CANTERRA SEEDS Board of Directors in 2015. He owns Blair’s Fertilizer Ltd., an independent ag retail with business partner and cousin, Kevin, along with their spouses. They run seven full-service locations in Saskatchewan and one rail distribution terminal. Divisions of the business include Professional Agronomy, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Genetics, Logistics, Real Estate to go along with their core business: fertilizer, chemical and seed. Darren comes from a multi-generational family grain and cattle farm background and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He currently holds the position of COO and works out of the Lanigan, SK location, which is their corporate head office. He is responsible for the overall operation of all of their locations, is a member of their executive and leadership team and is also the Lanigan location manager. Darren is a past Director for the Independent Dealers Association, a past Councillor for the Village of Drake, and presently sits as a member of the Executive Committee for the Pound Maker AgVentures Board of Directors.
Thomas joined the board in 2015 at the conclusion of Limagrain’s purchase of a minority stake in CANTERRA SEEDS. He has been with Limagrain since 2010 and is currently Head of Research – Cereals and Pulses and is based in the U.K. Thomas is a senior executive in the seeds industry with 40 years experience that includes directing global research and plant breeding programs, intellectual property management (plant breeders rights, patenting and licensing), commercial strategy, merger and acquisition, marketing, sales and general management. He is on the Board of Directors for Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC), and is a specialist in the international development of cereal seeds markets, and in wheat and barley genetics. He is a director (and former chairman) of the British Society of Plant Breeders; a former non-executive director of a public sector institute; and, a former chairman of pension fund trustees. Thomas is trained in commercial strategy and negotiation, with a diploma in company direction and a PhD in biometrics.
Robert is the President and CEO of Ceres Global Ag Corp, and he joined the CANTERRA SEEDS board of directors in 2018. Ceres Global is a North American-based grain & oilseeds, fertilizer, energy and industrial products supply chain company serving customers globally. Robert has been with Ceres since February 2015. Prior to that, he spent three years at ED&F Man, based in Miami and Singapore, and 19 years with Cargill, Inc. working in Asia, Latin America and the U.S. Robert has an MBA from St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, MN and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.