January 24, 2008 / 2:15 AM / 10 years ago

Canada wheat board to get Australian CEO: report

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The Canadian government is expected to name Ian White, currently chief executive of Australia’s Queensland Sugar Ltd, as the new CEO of the Canadian Wheat Board, one of the world’s largest grain exporters, the Western Producer newspaper reported in its January 24 issue.

White, described as a strong advocate for trade liberalization by the newspaper, was chosen from three candidates by a CWB-government committee, and accepted by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the newspaper said.

Ritz was expected to take the recommendation to federal cabinet soon for formal approval, the article said.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Galloway

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