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09/15/2022

Margaret Hudson and Jamie Moody to receive 2022 FHCP Award of Distinction

Hudson and Moody have been recognized for their impact on FHCP and Canada’s food, health and consumer products industry
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Margaret Hudson
Margaret Hudson

Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHPC) has named Burnbrae Farms President and CEO Margaret Hudson and retired Tree of Life Canada executive Jamie Moody winners of its 2022 Award of Distinction.

Hudson and Moody, retired vice chair of the Tree of Life Canada advisory board, will receive their awards at this year’s annual CEO & Executive Leadership Conference, to be held Oct. 13 to 14 at the White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The prestigious award is presented to Hudson and Moody in recognition of their “lasting and profound impact on FHCP and Canada’s food, health and consumer products industry.” 

Hudson is a fourth-generation family member who has worked full-time for Burnbrae Farms for more than 30 years and assumed the role of president in 2008 and CEO in 2020. 

One of her passions has been to educate non-farming Canadians about farming. She served on the Royal Winter Fair board for six years and participates and represents Burnbrae Farms in a number of industry-related forums and boards including GS1, the FHCP board of directors, and more recently, The Grocery Foundation board (Toonies for Tummies). 

Hudson was also instrumental in establishing the Burnbrae Farms Foundation in support of school breakfast programs, disaster relief and community-based initiatives.

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Jamie Moody
Jamie Moody

Moody, meanwhile, began his leadership career in senior finance and marketing positions before being appointed president of Tree of Life Canada in 2003, a role he held for over 16 years. 

Under Moody’s leadership, Tree of Life Canada expanded its business significantly through internal organic growth and multiple successful acquisitions into new and growing markets. In May 2019, he became vice chair of the Tree of Life Canada advisory board, EVP of corporate development at Tree of Life Canada, and an advisor to Tree of Life and KeHE Distributors LLC – a leading U.S. distributor of natural and specialty food products. 

He continues to mentor industry colleagues through his work on other boards and as a group leader with the CEO Global Network.

"Margaret Hudson and Jamie Moody are the definition of leadership by example,” said Michael Graydon, CEO, FHCP, in a statement. “They are both widely recognized for their business acumen and accomplishments gained through careers built upon their relationships and their pursuit of product and manufacturing excellence. FHCP’s Award of Distinction honours them, as much for what they have done as who they are, both in and out of the boardroom."

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