Jennifer Wood

Chair of the Board, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Rockies

Stream: Ag

Ms. Wood is a professional agrologist, holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture Business Management from the University of Alberta and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (University of Toronto). She has also completed studies in Negotiation and Leadership ( Harvard Law School) as well as Governance Essentials for Directors of Not for Profits ( Institute of Corporate Directors). She is an accomplished C-suite executive primarily focused in the livestock industry. She has gained experience in founding (raising equity), operating, mergers and acquisitions, and ultimately exiting several Agribusinesses inclusive of the development, commercialization, and scalability of technology in the Ag Sector. Currently, she is a partner in a private equity holding company that focuses on the Agribusiness sector, co-operates her family cattle ranch, and provides business and governance consulting services.

Ms. Wood’s entrepreneurial leadership has been recognized by various organizations. She is a recipient of the Women of Distinction Award; Report on Business, Top 40 under 40; Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Prairie Region; and the University of Alberta Alumni Horizon Award. Jennifer passions extend beyond Agriculture, having been honoured with the Citizenship Award for commitment and contribution to improving the health and well-being of Canada’s children and youth. Jennifer was among the first group of business leaders featured on the Nationally aired CBC series Dragons Den.

Ms. Wood remains committed to sharing her talents and expertise by providing valuable insight, governance, and leadership to a variety of private, public, and not for profit Boards.