Dr. Jacques Messier, DVM, MBA
Chair of the Compensation & Corporate Governance Committee
Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Humane Society. Most recently Dr. Messier was the Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer at The Semex Alliance, a partnership specializing in the development and marketing of high quality genetic technologies, products and services to benefit livestock producers around the world. Previously, Dr. Messier was involved in management consulting in a number of specialized assignments pulling from his experience from many different business sectors. From 1995 to 2001 Dr. Messier held various positions at Novopharm Ltd. a generic pharmaceutical company, including publicly-traded KV Pharmaceutical Company from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Messier has also held a variety of management positions with Agriculture Canada and Health and Welfare, including the Director of the Bureau of Human Prescription Drugs. He started his career as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and practiced large animal medicine at his veterinary clinic in Saskatchewan for six years before joining Agriculture Canada. Dr. Messier also holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.