Ag Energy CEO, Rose Gage, Presented with the 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Governance Award

5 June 2018

Ag Energy Co-operative CEO, Rose Marie Gage, is the 2018 recipient for The Directors College Outstanding Achievement in Governance Award

This nomination-based award is presented to the alumnus of The Directors College who embodies the core values and strategies taught, to further good Canadian governance.

Award recipients are recognized for “taking lessons learned in the classroom to the boardroom” (The Directors College, 2018).

Award Criteria:

  • Proven to be forward thinking (Know), values-driven (Be), and change enabling (Do).
  • Has displayed the core values and strategies taught in The Directors College programs to further good governance in Canada.
  • Must be an alumni of The Directors College (either Chartered Director (C.Dir.), Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) or Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (H.R.C.C.C. programs).

About Rose Marie Gage

Rose has been the passionate leader and CEO of Ag Energy Co-operative Ltd. since July 2010, and has implemented her 20 years of experience in marketing, business development, sales strategy and execution to shape the company into what it is today.

Rose has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, is an alumnus of both Rotman School of Business’ Enlightened Executive Leadership Program and Harvard Business School, Executive Training Program.

She has worked with the federal, provincial and municipal governments including the healthcare sector, P3 initiatives and the 2010 Canadian Winter Olympics. Rose is chair of the Guelph Energy Co-operative, a director for Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, a director for FFV–Tel, and on the board of directors for the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario.

She has also held chair positions for GE Women’s Network, GE Canada Quality organization and a director role for Schneider Canada. Rose serves on many additional boards and continues to seek out opportunities to participate in the community.

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