On Dec. 21, Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced Justine Hendricks has been named the next president and CEO of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Hendricks is the first female president and CEO for the Crown corporation.
“Justine has significant experience in the financial industry and in leading teams that serve exporters and investors in a wide range of sectors, including agriculture,” said FCC board chair Jane Halford. “Her diverse leadership background and fluency in both official languages make her an ideal fit for FCC. Over the years, Justine has focused on innovating EDC’s products and services, including elevating sustainability.”
Hendricks comes to FCC from Export Development Canada, where she held various positions over the past 16 years. She became EDC’s senior vice-president and chief corporate sustainability officer, sustainable business and enablement in 2019.
“During my time with EDC, I have worked with various sectors from an export perspective on how we can grow and strengthen the Canadian economy,” said Hendricks. “Agriculture is an area of great importance to our economy, and the industry plays a global role in food security. The Canadian food system is well-recognized around the world for its contributions, and we have an opportunity to do even more. I was attracted to FCC because of the opportunity to be part of the future of the Canadian agriculture and food sector.”
Hendricks assumes the role on January 30, 2023.