Mathieu Frigon, CPA, CMA

President & CEO

Mathieu joined DPAC in October 2016 as Senior Advisor, Policy & Economics. Prior to joining DPAC, he worked with the Parliamentary Information and Research Service for 9 years where he successively assumed leadership roles with the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Special Committee on Co-operatives. Mathieu was also an Assistant Director of Policy and Economics with Dairy Farmers of Canada from 2000 to 2007.

Mathieu graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Université Laval in 1999. In 2016, he earned a MBA and a Graduate diploma in accounting from Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Mathieu became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CMA) in 2016.

Mathieu is a board member and treasurer of Voie Verte Chelsea, a not-for-profit organisation that is raising funds for the development and maintenance of the multi-use Chelsea Community Trail along the abandoned rail line. Mathieu lives in Chelsea, Quebec with his wife Darlene and their two daughters, Millie-Rose and Béatrice.

Olivier Beaulieu-Charbonneau

Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

ocharbonneau@dpac-atlc.ca

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Olivier holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (2004), an MBA in Agri-Food Management (2007) and a postgraduate degree in public administration (2013). During his career, Olivier has occupied various dairy-related positions in the provincial (Quebec) and federal public services.

Ian B. Cameron

Specialist, Government and Public Affairs

ibcameron@dpac-atlc.ca

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Ian is a bilingual Ottawa native and a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (2019). With financial services experience in both Montreal and Toronto, Ian now works to advance the interest of dairy processors by liaising with members of parliament, civil servants and key partners in the Agriculture and Agri-foods sector.

Chathurika Dayananda

Dairy Sector Analyst

cdayananda@dpac-atlc.ca

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Chathurika completed a Master in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph (2017), where her thesis focused on technical and environmental efficiencies of Ontario dairy farms. Chathurika previously worked as a Statistical Analyst in market research for a firm specialized in consumer testing, sensory panels and focus groups.

Michel Tremblay

Associate, Government Relations

mtremblay@dpac-atlc.ca

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A consultant with DPAC since 2017, Michel brings a wealth of experience in multi-national, corporate business and government affairs practices. His experience includes involvement in complex public policy issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. With DPAC, Michel advocates for Canada’s dairy processors on a variety of issues.

Ciana Van Dusen

Coordinator, Public Affairs & Operations

cvandusen@dpac-atlc.ca

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Ciana graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts (2016). Experienced in executing corporate communications in both official languages, Ciana also manages DPAC board relations and provides financial coordination to the organization.