Mike McMorris- CEO
Mike grew up on a beef and crop farm near Guelph, Ontario where he later went to University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master’s degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Mike worked for thirteen years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, first in extension as the Provincial Beef Genetics Specialist and then in several management roles. In 1999, he moved to the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association where he was Executive Director for a very busy five year period that included the Walkerton issue, a complete organizational review and restructuring and of course BSE.
Following that, Mike spent 4 years with Agricorp as Director of Operations responsible for delivery of crop insurance, CAIS and other risk management programs to Ontario farmers. In 2008, he moved to BIO as General Manager. The past eight years have seen BIO evolve into an international, multi-species organization, focused on helping to capture and tell the biography of food.
Mike is a natural optimist as evidenced clearly by the fact that he is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan.