Joan Hardy became Vice-President Sales and Marketing - Grain and Fertilizer at Canadian Pacific in April 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the commercial customer relationships and product marketing for CP's bulk business, including grain, fertilizers, potash and coal.
Joan joined CP after 12 years at Richardson International, Canada's largest agri-business and a global leader in agriculture and food processing, where she served as Vice-President, Transportation. There she was responsible for rail, marine and truck transportation as well as sales contract management and administration across Richardson's North American network. Prior to joining Richardson International, Joan spent 21 years at Canadian National (CN), where she held various roles, including Operations Superintendent, Assistant Vice-President, Sales and Senior Director in CN's customer service centre.
Joan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. She is located in Winnipeg, the home of key grain shippers, where she is well-positioned to further CP's goal of sustainable, profitable growth.