Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is guided by a private sector Board of Directors whose knowledge and experience is key to our success. The new board members will provide essential oversight to ensure the agency’s programs and services are delivered effectively and meet the needs of rural Alberta.

The new board members represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the industry to ensure the best service for Alberta agribusinesses. These new appointees have been in place since April 12, replacing board members whose terms are expiring. The new appointments reflect government’s commitment to streamline the AFSC to improve its services and responsiveness to farmers

AFSC board appointments

New board members

Mabel Hamilton, board chair – primary producer, Innisfail

Mabel Hamilton is a partner in a family-owned central Alberta livestock business. Hamilton is passionate about agriculture and has over 30 years of experience on numerous provincial and national agriculture boards. She was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2012. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Education degree.

Rodney Bradshaw – primary producer, Red Deer County

Rodney Bradshaw operates a diversified family-farming operation in central Alberta. Bradshaw serves on several boards and commissions in both the agriculture industry and non-profit sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and was a Canadian Nuffield Scholar in 1994.

Renata Colic – finance and investor relations, Calgary

Renata Colic has more than 20 years of financial, accounting and regulatory reporting experience. She has been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions as well as public equity and debt financings. Renata is currently the Chief Financial Officer of a Calgary-based mutual fund company which she helped grow to become one of Canada’s largest independent mutual fund companies. Colic has also held management roles in the energy sector and in finance and risk management. Colic holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and her Chartered Accountant designation.

Trevor MacLean – agriculture business consultant, Okotoks

Trevor MacLean brings a balanced perspective to leadership and business. With over 20 year of experience, MacLean has worked with both producers and agribusinesses across Canada. He has served on multiple boards in his community and business associations. He looks for opportunities to bring resources, processes and values together that can drive material results. MacLean is a senior advisor at a full-service chartered accountancy and business advisory firm in southern Alberta. MacLean holds an MBA and Bachelor of Management degree.

Chioma Ufodike – forensic accountant, Calgary

Chioma Ufodike is a specialist in forensic accounting, anti-money laundering compliance and fraud investigations. She has over 20 years of experience in the field spanning across various industries. Ufodike is the Manager of Trust Safety for the regulatory body of Alberta’s lawyers. She serves on a number of provincial and national boards. She is also a financial literacy educator, helping Albertans improve their financial decision-making skills. Ufodike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Master of Forensic Accounting. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a designated Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Continuing board members

Gerald Bouma – agri-food management consultant, Edmonton

Jerry Bouma is a partner in an agri-food management consulting firm and has more than 35 years of experience in strategic planning, business and marketing management and market research in the agri-food sector. Bouma has a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and decades of varied board experience.

Kiren Singh – financial executive, Canmore

Kiren Singh is a financial executive with more than 25 years of risk management, insurance, credit and capital markets experience, holding senior roles in the energy industry. Singh is actively involved in the community supporting organic farming, sustainable land development and agri-tourism and is a director and chair of Finance and Audit Committee of Travel Alberta. She holds a Master of Business Administration, is a CFA charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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