Management & Governance

Management Team  

Chief Officers

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

Directors & Managers

Heather Blackwell 
Director of Agriculture
Michelle Scott 
Director of Human Resources
Greg Blanchard 
Director of Racing
Cheryl Curtis 
Director of Sales & Customer Experience
Scott McLachlan 
Director of Finance
Rob Lumsden 
Director of Facility Management
Karey Mitchell 
Food & Beverage General Manager (Spectra)


2017-2018 Governors

The authoritative governing body of the Association.

Chair Joe Dales  
Vice Chair Ann Straatman  

Dave Little

David Ross

Dianne McComb

Janet Carr

Joanne Vanderheyden

Dan McCallum

  John Finan Scott Courtice

Tom Cowan

City Representative Councillor Josh Morgan  
Past Chair Tim Kelly  
Programming Council President Tom Baker  


2017-2018 Programming Council

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.


Tom Baker

Vice President

Mary Anne Zwambag


Carrie Fraleigh de Schutter


Patricia Graham

  Melissa Johnson

Stacy King


Betty Ann MacKinnon


Rhonda Persichilli


Sharon Peters


Brian Slaughter


Eric Thomson

  Warren Hoy
City Representatives

Councillor Virginia Ridley


Councillor Mohamed Salih

Middlesex County

Warden Marigay Wilkins (as of December 2017)


Councillor Brian Ropp

Board of Governors, Chair Joe Dales

 2017-2018 Senate

Tim Kelly, Chair  

Al Marr

Bill Grieve 
Denny Lang Gary Williams 

Jan Delaney

John White
Kari Nevin  Ken Levy
Michelle Campbell Don McCallum