Leadership change at Restaurants Canada

TORONTO—Restaurants Canada announced a management changeover on Nov. 12 with the departure of Garth Whyte as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Garth Whyte at this year's CRFA show.

Garth Whyte at this year's CRFA show.

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TORONTO—Restaurants
Canada announced a management changeover on Nov. 12 with the departure of
Garth Whyte as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Whyte has been with the organization since June 2009.

“It was
a board decision to make a leadership change,” Restaurants Canada
senior vice-president, communications and research Jill Holroyd told CLN.

Past chair
Donna Dooher will be taking on the role of interim president and CEO during the
search for Whyte’s replacement. The organization said in a release that it expects to
complete the process in the next three to four months. 

“We would like
to thank Garth for his contributions to the Canadian foodservice industry and
to this organization during his time at Restaurants Canada, and we wish him
well in his future endeavours,” said Liam Dolan, chair of the Restaurants
Canada Board of Directors, in the statement.