World Potato Congress Inc. announces new General Manager

With the retirement of General Manager, John Coady on December 1, 2017, I am pleased to announce the return of Brian Douglas to World Potato Congress Inc. as our new General Manager.

Brian has been involved in the agriculture industry since his graduation from the University of Guelph in Ontario with a Bachelor of Science – Agriculture, Environmental Biology in 1979.

World Potato Congress Inc. President, David Thompson, said: “Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the potato sector and will be a great addition to the WPC Inc. team.”

During his 37 year civil service career with the Government of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), he worked for several departments including Environment, Agriculture and Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. In his role as Director, Agriculture Resource Division, Brian became involved with the World Potato Congress Inc. serving as Secretary Treasurer from 2007 to 2011.

In 2007, Brian was appointed as the Deputy Minister, Agriculture and then in 2011 was named Deputy Minister, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Brian was appointed to the position of Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet in 2015 until his retirement in 2016.


Brian may be reached at:

World Potato Congress Inc.

Farm Centre, Suite 101 – 420 University Avenue

Charlottetown, PE

Canada     C1E 1W8

Phone: (902) 368-8885       Fax: (902) 628-2225

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