became a Director in December 2007. He owns and operates TLA Custom Models & Hobby and, with his wife Elna, Tree Lane Country House B&B in their 1836 heritage limestone house in Wilton, Ontario. He retired from the federal civil service as Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development Policy, in the Privy Council Office in 2002. He was the Senior Advisor on Internal Trade in the Department of Industry for the 1990-98 negotiations on interprovincial trade. Prior to that he served in the Department of External Affairs as a senior negotiator on trade issues with the European Community, on Canadian delegations to UNCTAD, the OECD and the UN and as, inter alia, Chargé d'Affaires, Chef de Mission, Counsellor and Aid Program Manager at the Canadian High Commissions in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Zambia and Tanzania and at the Canadian Embassy in Korea.
became a Director of PELA CFDC in June 2001. Mr. Jackson was employed
with the Ontario Public Service from 1959 to 1993 in various positions
including Civil Service Commission; Executive Director, Corporate
Services Division; Ministry of Government Services and Assistant Deputy
Minister, Property Management. Mr. Jackson is also a Member and
Past President of the local Community Care for Seniors, and a former member
of the finance committee of a local theatre foundation.
Richard Potter, Chair of the Governance Committee,
joined the Board of Directors in 2006. He practiced business law for a national and international firm in Toronto and London for 25 years followed by six years as its full time Director of Marketing and Business Development. He now consults to law firms in Eastern Canada from his home office near Milford in Prince Edward County where he and his wife have owned an historic home for nearly 20 years. Richard has considerable experience in advising technology companies and businesses generally on technology matters. Richard has also been active on a number of community services and arts boards and has recently completed the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)
Redekopp, Chair of the Area Development Committee,
joined the board in 2012 after a distinguished
career in radio and television broadcasting at CBC. At various times, he was
Vice President of CBC Regional Broadcasting, Vice President of
CBC Radio and Executive Vice President of
CBC Television.Following his retirement from CBC, Harold was
active as a broadcast media consultant and coach. He has held directorships on
the boards of a wide variety of arts organizations, both public and private, in
Canada and internationally. Harold is an Associate of the Royal Canadian
College of Organists. He and his wife live on Amherst Island.
Jeff Barlow, Chair of the Marketing Committee, rejoined the PELA CFDC board in 2010.
Jeff served as a member of the Board from 1997 to 2008. He is a
partner with his wife in JB&A Consultants, operators of JB&A
Custom Holidays, a division of The Travel Broker; and a member of Loyalist
Committee of Adjustment.
Brian Burt, Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of Finance & Planning Committee, joined the PELA CFDC board in June 2011. Brian
is a graduate of Queen's University and a partner in Burt's Greenhouses. He has been a board member for Lennox and Addington Family Services as
well as the standing vice-president for Local 316 for the National Farmers
Union. He has a strong interest in the farm community especially in relation to
local food issues and progressive movement toward long term sustainability of
production. He is equally interested in the issue of small business
sustainability. Brian and his wife live in Wilton.