June 15, 2015
The Board of Directors of Flowers Canada has announced the appointment of Andrew Morse as executive director, effective June 28, 2015.  

Morse joined Flowers Canada in September, 2011, as the Plant Health Coordinator progressing to Plant Health and International Trade Manager. At the beginning of the year, he was appointed to the position of Managing Director.  

A graduate of the University of Guelph Masters of Science program in Environmental Biology, Morse worked as a researcher and university teaching assistant, prior to joining Flowers Canada.

For the past three years Morse assisted growers in navigating the regulatory frameworks associated with plant health and international trade.  He recently appeared before the Canadian Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. He has helped develop programs with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, such as the Bulb Remediation Program and the new Greenhouse Certification Program.   

“We are very excited about the passion, energy and organizational ability that Andrew will bring to this position.  Over the next two months Andrew will be working very closely with our departing Executive Director, Dean Shoemaker, to ensure a smooth transition in the leadership of the association,” says board chair Gerard Schouwenaar.