Management & Governance

Management Team  

Chief Officers

Hugh Mitchell
Reg Ash
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Woods
Chief Operating Officer

Directors & Managers

Tara Santagapita
Director of Corporate Services
Tara Santagapita
Heather Blackwell
Director of Agriculture & Urban Affairs
Heather Blackwell
Greg Blanchard 
Director of Marketing & Communications
Greg Blanchard
Cheryl Curtis 
Director of Sales & Agriplex Operations
Cheryl Curtis
Rob Lumsden 
Director of Raceway & Grandstand
Rob Lumsden


2018-2019 Governors

The authoritative governing body of the Association.

Chair Joe Dales  
Vice Chair Ann Straatman  
  David Ross  

Dave Little

Diane McComb

John Finan

Bill Boyce

John Leitch

Peter Whatmore

City Representative Councillor Josh Morgan  
Past Chair Tim Kelly  
Second Past Chair Don McCallum  
Programming Council President Mary Anne Zwambag  


2018-2019 Programming Council (Revised Dec. 14, 2018)

The Programming Council is an advisory committee of the Board. The Programming Council shall be responsible for advising the Board on all matters relating to programming for the Annual Fair and all Association owned and operated shows.

Mary Anne Zwambag, President

Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter, Vice President    
Agriculture Melissa Johnson Brian Slaughter
  Betty Anne MacKinnon  
Community Eric Thomson Stacy King
  Rhonda Persichilli Patricia Graham
At Large Tom Baker Warren Hoy
  Sharon Peters  
City Representatives Councillor Arielle Kayabaga  Councillor Mo Salih
Middlesex County Kurtis Smith County Rep Brian Ropp
Board of Governors, Chair  Joe Dales  

 2018-2019 Senate

The Senate acts as advisors to the Board on matters that affect the overall well-being and future of the Association.

Tim Kelly, Chair  

Michelle Campbell

Jan Delaney
Bill Grieve Denny Lang

Ken Levy

Al Marr
Don McCallum Karl Nevin
John White Gary Williams