GUELPH, Ont. — The Canadian Food Innovation Network has named Dana McCauley, formerly Chief Experience Officer, to the role of CEO.
Working in step with out-going CEO Joseph Lake, McCauley played a key role in building the organization, developing and implementing key strategic initiatives, identifying and working to solve the most urgent roadblocks to Canadian food innovation, and creating a meaningful member experience.
Throughout her career, McCauley has had her finger on the pulse of food innovation as a successful food writer and editor, a television food-trends commentator, a senior executive in the food manufacturing sector, and a trailblazing food-business incubator and accelerator. Her dedication to innovation, collaboration, and the resiliency of Canada’s food ecosystem will continue to propel CFIN forward.
“I’m honoured to be selected as CFIN’s new CEO,” says McCauley. “Our strategy and mission remain the same and our team will continue to champion transformative innovation across all aspects of the food industry. With over 2,600 members and more joining every day, it’s imperative that CFIN continues to build the tools and supports that will allow Canadian innovators to discover, learn, and grow.”
“Dana played a key role in building the Canadian Food Innovation Network and her experience and expertise ensure a smooth transition,” says CFIN Board Chair, Sandy Somers. “CFIN’s board is pleased that the strategic goals and vision remain intact as the organization is well set up for continued success.”