During her 30-year career, Arlene Minott has held many senior roles in large Canadian and global corporations, as well as private practice and government positions – all of which benefit her in her current role at Dairy Farmers of Ontario. After articling on Bay Street, she worked as legal counsel for the Province of Ontario before running her own practice for eight years. This led to a leadership role at Walmart followed by an in-house legal role at Sobeys.
Following four years with alternative legal services provider, Axiom, Arlene joined Dairy Farmers of Ontario in October 2019, where she now holds the title of general counsel and corporate secretary. In addition to her responsibility for all legal services, Arlene is a member of the DFO executive team, reporting to the CEO, and as corporate secretary, reporting to the board and carrying responsibility for all governance-related matters and management of board processes and procedures. She is also chair of the organization’s equity and inclusion working group which launched in 2020 and served Sheridan as interim general counsel and corporate secretary in 2018.