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UFA Board Seeking New Directors

The United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) is currently seeking nominations for three (3) members to join their Board of Directors for a four year term, commencing March 15, 2024. The nomination period runs from September 11, 2023 - November 1, 2023, at 4 p.m.

In their roles, directors govern the co-operative, provide strategic direction, represent ownership, understand the needs of members/owners, and ensure the senior leadership team acts in the best interests of members. Board members attend quarterly board meetings and any additional meetings or committee meetings as required.

They are seeking nominations for candidates who meet one, or more, of the following criteria and possess skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Co-operative Operations - individuals with knowledge and experience with co-operatives and who will uphold co-operative values in both word and action.
  • Farmer/Rancher/Agriculture Producer – individuals who are actively involved in the production of agricultural commodities.
  • Individuals who are leaders in the Western Canadian Agriculture.
  • Individuals that exhibit UFA’s core values and exceptional ethical integrity who will act in the best interests of UFA: have the ability to speak with one voice, unified and solidly standing behind joint decisions; collaborative in approach; constructive in tone; and respectful to management, employees, delegates, members, and other stakeholders of UFA.
  • Complex decision-making backgrounds and experience.
  • Experience/Competency:
    • Banking/Finance
    • Business & Commerce
    • Corporate & Co-operative Governance
    • eCommerce/Logistics
    • Energy/Petroleum Industry
    • IT/Digital Industry
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Post-Secondary Education
    • Retail Industry
    • Cooperatives
  • Effective communicators, strong decision-makers who have depth in one or more of the following: Decision- Making, Financial Literacy, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Risk Management, Board of Directors and Corporate Leadership.

If you are interested, or know of someone who may be the perfect fit for the position, visit the UFA website for more information:

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