Carol is a proven leader who has grown up in, and dedicated her career to, agriculture. She has more than 23 years of co-operative, finance and business experience.
President & CEO
Prior to joining UFA, Carol was senior vice-president and general manager of a business unit at Land O'Lakes Inc. with US$1.8 billion of annual revenue. During her 16 years there, her positions included senior vice-president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, VP responsible for international growth, and business controller.
Carol, a certified public accountant with an M.B.A., also worked for an international accounting firm for two years, and the balance of her career has been spent working with agricultural co-operatives.
Carol is committed to working with UFA's members, agents and employees to continue the strong co-operative history in Alberta, and continue to build UFA into a success, locally as well as globally.
Carol, her husband, Jim, and their son, Jack, live in the Calgary area.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Bob has more than 20 years of legal experience and more than 10 years of experience in advising boards of directors. His experience includes Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Human Resources at Parkland Fuel Corporation, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at FortisAlberta Inc., and practicing law in private practice at Gowling WLG and Macleod Dixon LLP (now Norton Rose LLP). Bob is a lawyer with proven leadership skills, having led the Human Resources, Privacy and Compliance, Corporate Secretarial, Land, Procurement and Legal functions in public companies.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Bob has his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina, his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto, and his Master of Law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University. He and his wife Cyd have two daughters, Annika and Erika.They live in Calgary.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Bolton brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as chief financial officer of UFA.
Prior to joining us, Scott was the CFO of a publicly traded company. In addition to other financial leadership roles, the depth and breadth of Scott's business experience reflects a 27-year career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, including 14 years as a partner.
Across Canada, in the U.S. and abroad, Scott has been involved in raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, complex accounting, internal audit and system implementation. He is a well-rounded leader with a long track record of results.