Changing Lives Together Foundation Board of Directors
Brian Payne is a business and community leader with over 20 years of experience in domestic and global supply chains, trade and government relations, change management and manufacturing primarily in the food sector.
After graduating from the University of Windsor, Brian began his career in the international trade arena, catering to automotive and heavy manufacturing companies like General Motors, John Deere, and NaviStar. In 1996, he left for Dallas, TX where he worked for PepsiCo Global Restaurants, responsible for project management across the Pizza Hut brand. In 1999, Brian was promoted to Director, Distribution responsible for the entire YUM! / PepsiCo restaurant distribution system of 75 DC’s and 23,000 points of distribution. In 2002, he moved to Denver, CO to head up supply chain for a national food company in Golden, CO. In 2005, Brian moved back to Toronto, ON where he lead the supply chain and regulatory compliance functions for Pizza Pizza Ltd. In 2012, Brian co-founded One Source Food Systems, Inc., a Toronto based sauce manufacturer and in 2014, Brian joined Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Limited as their Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Brian is active in his community of Windsor-Essex where he serves on the Board of Directors of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, The Lakeview Montessori School, and has served as an external consultant for the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation, specializing in supply chain and trade issues.