Aart Schuurman Hess
As Goodly Foods CEO, Aart brings a tremendous love for good, honest food to the table. With an extensive experience in both the private and public sector, food has played a key role in his life and career. Aart brings a wide and varied skill set to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Goodly Foods, Aart acted as the CEO of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank where he was instrumental in successfully executing the new vision and first strategic plan in the history of the organization. Prior to working at the Food Bank, Aart held executive roles as the Interim CEO (2-years) and Chief Administrative Officer of The Mustard Seed Alberta. Aart also held an executive role in a Dutch private equity investment firm, as well as senior-level positions in the airline food service and food manufacturing industries, where he successfully executed the move and start up of the world’s largest airline catering kitchen. Outside his daily work life, Aart served as Chair of the Board of Food Secure Canada, as President of the Dutch Canadian Business Club of Calgary and Chair of the Tax & Economic Affairs Committee of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, with a focus on community services and events.