Posted on Oct 20, 2018
Guest Speaker: Friday October 26, 2018
Location: Fairmont, Tudor 7 and 8
Topic: Canada's Dairy Industry and Trade
 Host: John Lloyd
 
 Graham Lloyd is the General Manager and CEO of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. DFO is the marketing organization owned by Ontario's dairy farmers, the largest sector of agriculture in Ontario, producing almost 3B litres of milk per year, representing more than $2.3B.  It is responsible for transportation, quality assurance, marketing, and promoting Ontario's milk. Ontario's dairy contributes almost $5B to Ontario's GDP.
Graham joined Dairy Farmers of Ontario in mid-2011, in the newly created role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. His responsibilities at DFO have included managing DFO’s legal affairs, corporate governance, Board Secretary and Director of Communications.
On August 1, 2017 he assumed the role of General Manager and CEO.
 
In 1993, he obtained a law degree from the University of Ottawa and has practiced law both in a litigation firm and as General Counsel with one of North America’s largest insurance companies.
 
Graham hails originally from Montreal and moved to Toronto following his graduation from Law School. He is married with two children, and for almost 26 years has been very active coaching competitive hockey. He is also a director of one of the largest hockey programs in Toronto.