We are pleased to share with you that Leah Sheffield joined BC Milk as Executive Director in a newly created role that will also see her supporting the board of the BC Dairy Association. As Executive Director, Leah will play a critical role in connecting BC Milk and BC Dairy to the Western Milk Pool and regional dairy associations in BC. The General Managers of BC Milk (Rob Delage) and BC Dairy (Jeremy Dunn) continue to lead the operations of both organizations but are also playing key roles in regional and national initiatives.

After completing a Science degree in Agriculture at UBC, Leah has had an extensive 25+ year career in government.  Her experience spans both BC and Alberta and includes portfolios such as Land Management, Indigenous Relations, including agreement negotiations, and Agriculture. Most recently she was the Executive Director for the Food Safety Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation.   A theme that flows throughout her career is a focus on people – relationship building, negotiation, engagement, and conflict resolution.

We are thrilled that Leah has agreed to join us as we work to move the dairy sector in BC forward.