Brant Randles appointed to Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors
The province of Saskatchewan, in consultation with the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba has appointed Brant Randles to the board of directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority for a term of three years commencing March 1, 2021. Mr. Randles will replace Carmen Loberg, who served on the board of directors for 7.5 years.
Mr. Randles was the president and director of Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) Canada ULC, a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods.
Throughout his career with LDC, Mr. Randles served as managing director of Louis Dreyfus Africa in Johannesburg before returning to Canada in 1998 to run Louis Dreyfus’ Canadian operations. In his role as president of Louis Dreyfus Canada, Mr. Randles was responsible for all commercial activities within Canada and in collaboration with all international Louis Dreyfus and third-party offices. He was also an executive member of the Western Grain Elevator Association.
During his time with LDC, Mr. Randles built a system of country grain elevators across western Canada, driving innovation throughout the supply chain from farm to customer. Mr. Randles has extensive port operations experience in Port Cartier, Quebec, and Vancouver, B.C., having negotiated agreements with Kinder Morgan, Richardson International, Cargill, Viterra; Prince Rupert Grain, and the Churchill grain terminal.
Previously, Mr. Randles held several positions within the agriculture industry serving as director, Cereals Canada advising on policy and strategy related to the Canadian cereals value chain, as well as chairman, LDM Foods and director, Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. Currently, Mr. Randles is an advisor for NCH Capital Inc., advising on agri-business strategy for the company’s land and farm portfolio of over 400,000 hectares in Ukraine and Russia.
Mr. Randles holds a BS degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s board of directors is composed of 11 members: one member appointed by the 16 municipalities; one federal appointee; one British Columbia provincial appointee; one appointee for the Prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; and, seven federal appointees recommended by port users.