Term of office expires at 2018 AGM
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration & Industrial Relations, University of Iowa
Jim Leighton served as President of Perdue Foods, a large privately-held food and protein company from 2009 to 2013; and Senior Vice President of operations and supply chain from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the Senior Vice President of Operations of ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of the largest publically traded food companies in the United States. Between 2013 and 2016, Jim served as Chief Operating Officer and, subsequently, as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Boulder Brands Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing Health and Wellness food companies in North America. Currently, Jim is President of 40 North Foods and CEO of Getting FIT, both entities that he founded.