LRIC Board- Ian Ross

Ian Ross- Grand Valley Fortifiers

In 2006, Ian Ross was named President & CEO of Grand Valley Fortifiers. Ross is a visionary leader with a passion for business development, and marketing. Prior to his appointment, Ross was VP of Corporate Development where he served for over 15 years.

Ross is adept at building strategic partnerships and developing value added market opportunities.  Driven by innovation, Ross contributed to the successful launch of Canada’s Omega-3 and Selenium enriched meat and dairy products, Presidents Choice® Free From™ pork program, Rowe Farms protein offering, and organic pork for the domestic and US market.

An active community leader, Ross is a founding board member of Faith’s Orphans Fund, an enabling work focused on HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Zambia, Ross serves on the board of Muskoka Bible Centre and actively participates in GVF’s philanthropic giving.

A graduate of Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Ross has his honours in business administration with a major in marketing and human resources.

Ian, his wife Laura and five children enjoy living on a farm outside of Cambridge, Ontario.