Vice-President, Supply Chain
May 27, 2016
Heather Ryan is Vice-President Supply Chain for Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL).
As a member of FCL’s Senior Leadership Team, Heather contributes to the overall strategic direction of FCL, fosters productive relationships within the business, co-operative and local communities, and collaboratively leads initiatives and relationships within the Co-operative Retailing System. Heather provides strategic leadership and direction for all FCL’s operations and regions in the areas of Logistics, Procurement, and Facilities Design and Development.
Heather joined FCL in September 2013 as Director Human Resources Advisory Services, was appointed to Vice-President Human Resources in November 2015, and has been in her current role of Vice-President Supply Chain since August 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and she received her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in 2002.
Prior to joining FCL, Heather was employed by the Saskatchewan Research Council as the Manager of Organizational Development, and prior to that she worked at POS Bio-Sciences where she held various positions including Vice-President Operations and Corporate Affairs, Director of Business Development & Human Resources and Human Resources Manager. Heather also worked with Corning Cable Systems as a Human Resources Specialist and was previously employed with FCL from 1996 to 2000 in the positions of Human Resources Training Officer and Human Resources Officer.
Heather was a sessional lecturer at the Edwards School of Business in the Organizational Development Department from 2006 until 2014. She has also served as a board member with both the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan and FoodTech Canada, and currently serves as Chair for the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation Board and also serves as a Director for both the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce as well as the Co-operative Superannuation Society (CSS).
Heather and her husband Sean have two children, a son (Jack) and a daughter (Rylee).