President/Chair of the Board
May 6, 2016
Sharon Alford of Swan River, Man., was first elected to the FCL Board in 2013, and was elected Chair of the Board in 2019. Sharon is one of the directors elected by District 5 which is comprised of 32 retails in Manitoba. Sharon has primary responsibility for ten Retail members which are located in the northwestern part of the District.
Sharon is a member of the Governance Committee and serves as ex-officio on all other Board Committees. In addition, Sharon is the Board’s representative to Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, Manitoba Cooperative Association, The Co-operators and the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.
Sharon was first elected to the Board of Directors of Swan Valley Co-op in 2002, where she served on various committees and as President from 2004 to 2013.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba, where she majored in Economics, and a Diploma in Agriculture from Nova Scotia Agricultural College. In 2017, Sharon received her Professional Director designation following the successful completion of Governance Solutions’ Professional Director Certification Program.
Sharon and her husband, Wayne, operate a pedigreed seed business and grain farm.