Board of Directors

David Bevan
Interim Chairperson of the Board
Interim Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee
Ottawa, Ontario

David Bevan comes to Freshwater Fish after a public service career that spanned 39 years. He spent six years as an Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for fisheries and aquaculture management and four years as the Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and an MBA. During his time at DFO he had responsibility for FFMC and was familiar with the governance of the Corporation. He brings that experience to his current role as Chairperson of the Board.

Stan Lazar
Interim President
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Stan Lazar is a results-oriented senior executive with extensive financial and operational experience gained in national and international corporations. Stan’s professional background and strong organizational, analytical and decision-making skills merge to provide effective fiscal leadership for Freshwater Fish. Interpersonal and communication skills make him the valued leader of the executive team. Stan enjoys the opportunity to work with fishers and employees to contribute to Freshwater Fish’s success today and ensure continued growth in the future.

Vincent Crate
Koostatak, Manitoba
Occupation: Commercial Fisher

Vincent Crate comes from a fishing family in Fisher River and has been involved in the industry from an early age. He has earned community college diplomas in both business and landscape management. Vince is a commercial fisher and board member with the Macbeth Fisheries Corporation. He served as a member of council for Fisher River for eight years. Some of the portfolios he was responsible for during that time were: Health, Economic Development, Education, Housing, Justice, Child and Family Services and Natural Resources (fishing, farming and forestry).

Bert Buckley
Hay River, Northwest Territories
Occupation: Commercial Fisher

Bert Buckley of Hay River, Northwest Territories has served on FFMC’s Board since 1999 as a federally-appointed representative for the Northwest Territories. He is the past President of the NWT Fishermen’s Federation, with over 40 years of experience as a commercial fisher. Bert has owned and operated both summer and winter commercial fishing operations on Great Slave Lake for more than 30 years.

Keith Single
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation: Controller

Keith Single was appointed to FFMC's Board of Directors in June 2017, becoming Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee two months later. He has an extensive accounting and financial management background, and understands the importance of customer focus. Keith is a member of a senior management team in a progressive, results-oriented organization; he is responsible for timely financial reporting, creating policies/ procedures, government reporting, human resource management, and the preparation of financial records for external audit. His career spans private sector industries, a family-run business, and multi-jurisdictional operations servicing rural and remote communities.