OMAFRA Deputy Minister John Kelly

John Kelly, Deputy Minister
John Kelly, Deputy Minister

John Kelly was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in August 2020.

John brings more than 25 years of leadership in the agricultural, food and life sciences industries, spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining OMAFRA, John was Chief Innovation Officer at Bioenterprise Corporation, where he was responsible for leading the acceleration of agri-tech business ventures. John has also held senior-level roles in organizations such as DNAstack Inc., Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association and MaRS Landing.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Guelph and and Master of Science from the University of Alberta.

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