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CAFTA Board Welcomes New Executive Director

June 26, 2023

Ottawa, ON – June 23, 2023 –Dan Darling, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today issued the statement below regarding the appointment of Michael Harvey as Executive Director for CAFTA.


“The CAFTA Board is excited to welcome Michael Harvey as our new Executive Director. Michael’s experience in diplomacy, policy and government relations will help advance CAFTA’s priorities in the years ahead” stated CAFTA President Dan Darling.


Michael Harvey is an experienced public affairs executive who has specialized in international business, law and diplomacy. His career has included roles with a senior multinational mining company, the Privy Council Office and Global Affairs Canada.


Michael has extensive experience in international relations, stakeholder management, project management and public speaking. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Policy and International for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


“I am honoured to have been chosen as CAFTA's Executive Director and will work to increase awareness of the importance and value of agri-food trade and international markets to Canadian agri-food exporters and the Canadian economy” stated Harvey.


Michael will begin his new role effective July 24, 2023. As the Executive Director, Michael will lead CAFTA’s advocacy strategy and communications and continue to advance the organization’s priorities.


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