Public agency member biographies

Biographies of members appointed to a public agency by the Government of Alberta.

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Gerald (Jerry) Bouma

Jerry Bouma, is a partner in an agri-food management consulting firm and has more than 35 years of experience in strategic planning, business and marketing management and market research in the agri-food sector. Bouma has a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and decades of varied board experience.

Gordon Cove

Gordon Cove has experience in the agri-food industry including policy, program funding and international market and business development. Cove has served on multiple boards, has participated in board governance training and was the most recent president and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.

Peter Galloway

Peter Galloway is a professional agricultural coach and manages a fourth-generation family farm operation, producing, processing and marketing cereal grains, pulses and oilseeds. Galloway has more than 25 years of board governance experience in the areas of agriculture and co-operative, non-profit financial (banking) services.

Harvey Hagman

Harvey Hagman has served on a number of boards related to agriculture and rural development. Hagman is president of the Hagman Cattle Company. He recently finished a Professional Director Certification Program and has received Professional Director and Professional Director Government designations.

Jo-Ann Hall

Jo-Ann Hall is a former assistant deputy minister at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the agriculture and food industries and has worked closely with many industry organizations, including 4-H Alberta, agriculture societies, applied research groups and agriculture commodity groups. She is a director with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation and operates a small home-based business. Jo-Ann holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta.

Anna Harder

Anna Harder is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a focus on agriculture and agribusiness and has a background in agricultural work in grain and mixed farming. Harder’s board governance experience, of approximately 30 years, has focused on social services.

Kiren Singh

Kiren Singh is a financial executive with more than 25 years of risk management, insurance, credit and capital markets experience, holding senior roles in the energy industry. Singh is actively involved in the community supporting organic farming, sustainable land development and agri-tourism and is a director and chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Travel Alberta. She has a Master’s of Business Administration and is a CFA charter holder

Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood, who will serve as AFSC board chair, is a professional agrologist, a partner in a private equity holding company that focuses on the agribusiness sector and co-operates her family cattle ranch. Wood has 15 years of board experience in a variety of roles, across sectors.