About us

Management Team

​​​​​​​ Doug LaRoseDoug LaRose​​

Chief Executive Officer​

As CEO of Agricorp, Doug leads a busy and dynamic organization. Before his appointment as CEO, Doug served as Agricorp’s Chief Information Officer since 2007, leading Agricorp’s Information Technology (IT) division to ensure the successful delivery of IT services and strategic initiatives. Doug also brings more than 25 years of previous IT experience from organizations including Symcor, Millennium Care, EDS, MCI Systemhouse and IBM, where he worked in all phases of systems integration, from project planning to systems management, from deployment to outsourcing and large-scale customer transitions. He has completed Leadership, Strategy, and IT executive programs at Harvard, Queens Executive Business School and the Rotman School of Management.​​​​​​​

Debra MenerayDebra Meneray

Senior Director of Program Delivery

As Senior Director of Program Delivery, Debra is responsible for ensuring operational excellence in the delivery of Business Risk Management programs. Before joining Agricorp, she built a strong reputation as a team leader with over 20 years of progressive experience within the insurance industry. Debra complemented her diploma in medical disease concepts from Conestoga College by completing the Queen's Executive Leadership Program and pursuing her Chartered Insurance Professional Designation.

 Brenda Morgan

Director, Human Resources

As the Human Resources Director, Brenda is responsible for the recruitment, development and retention of highly skilled employees required to achieve Agricorp's business strategy and objectives while supporting a healthy workplace environment. Since joining Agricorp in 1997, Brenda has held progressively senior roles in Human Resources, most recently in total compensation, performance management and HR information management. Brenda holds an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. She also holds designations as a Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Human Resources Leader. Brenda served on the board of the Guelph chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association for six years.

 Becky Philpott

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Becky leads Agricorp's Corporate Services Division, which is responsible for financial reporting, planning, treasury, investments, enterprise risk management and procurement within Agricorp. Additionally, she oversees other corporate functions and works closely with both the Finance and Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. Becky has experience in accounting, financial management and analytics in both private and public corporations. Her experience prior to joining Agricorp occurred in the insurance and travel industries as well as in public accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Brock University and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant with both the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Chris RoseChris Rose

Chief Information Officer

As CIO, Chris leads Agricorp’s Information Technology (IT) division, which consists of business analysis, system architecture, development, testing, computing and network services to ensure the successful delivery of IT services and strategic initiatives. Chris brings 25 years’ experience managing complex technology and business operations for both the private and public sector while working for Deloitte and IBM. He has led diverse groups of stakeholders including clients, service delivery teams and vendors to reach successful outcomes. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Agricultural and Food Marketing from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (U.K.).

Anna SideriusAnna Siderius

Director, Strategic Management and Communications

Anna is responsible for leading Agricorp's strategic planning, reporting and corporate communications, and for supporting board and internal governance processes and practices as the Corporate Secretary. Since joining Agricorp in 1997, she has held progressively senior roles in both program delivery and government and industry relations. Anna also brings extensive industry and program experience from her 10 years at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA ). She grew up on a mixed livestock-cash crop farm in southwestern Ontario and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Windsor.

Mike VlcekMike Vlcek

Senior Director of Program Development

Mike oversees industry relations and program analysis and development, collaborating with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and industry stakeholders to align program design with industry needs and government priorities. He joined Agricorp in 1997, holding progressive positions in marketing, public relations, communications and sales management. He has more than 25 years of public service experience with both OMAFRA and Agricorp, working in program delivery, design and policy in support of the agri-food industry. Mike grew up on his family’s farm near Petrolia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and completed both the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program and the Schulich Executive Development Program.



Agricorp