WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA —Jocelyn Beaudette will be appointed as the new chief operating officer of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) on June 19, after the current COO Gord Miles retires. Beaudette will report to Patti Miller, CGC chief commissioner.

“The Canadian Grain Commission will benefit from Jocelyn Beaudette’s dynamic leadership skills and her broad experience in government and the agriculture industry,” Miller said. “I’m very pleased to welcome her to the organization. I would like to thank Gord Miles for his years of dedicated leadership at the Canadian Grain Commission and his service to the grains and oilseeds sector.”

During her 26 years with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Beaudette has acquired a wide range of skills and experience working with the agriculture industry in the areas of marketing and trade, strategic policy and program delivery.  She has formed and enhanced strong collaborative partnerships with various levels of government and industry stakeholders.

Most recently, as director general of Farm Income Programs Directorate, Beaudette managed the delivery of national programs from a regional base, including the recent Canadian Wheat Board Transition Costs Program.

Beaudette has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Manitoba and an honors degree in political studies.

The CGC is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The CGC regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.