Senior Leadership Team
President and CEO
John Bragg, President and Co-CEO of Oxford Frozen Foods Limited graduated from Mount Allison University with degrees in Commerce and Education. Mr. Bragg established Oxford Frozen Foods in 1968. Today, he is the CEO of various Bragg Group businesses and serves as an active member on the board of directors for companies such as Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and TD Bank. He remains actively involved with the company and continues to re-invest heavily in the future of Oxford Frozen Foods and the community that surrounds it. Mr. Bragg has received several entrepreneurial and educational awards and he is the past Chancellor of Mount Allison University and holds Honourary Degrees from several universities. He lives in Collingwood, Nova Scotia with his wife, Judy. He has two sons and two daughters who take active roles working in the various businesses.
David Hoffman, Co-CEO of Oxford Frozen Foods Limited and the Bragg Group of Companies, moved to Canada from the U.K. in 1982 after qualifying as a C.A.. David worked with KPMG in Halifax and Highliner Foods as Corporate Controller before moving to Oxford Frozen Foods in 1993.
David is President of FS Industries (real estate holdings) and Corporate Director of all Group Companies. David is also currently the Canadian President and Chair of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) and is also a Director of the Shaw Group and Trans Canada Trail. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and is a member of the Financial Executives International.
David currently resides in Oxford, Nova Scotia with his wife Nina. David is active in the community and the province of Nova Scotia and he currently sits on the Nomination Committee for the Nova Scotia Community College Foundation.
Ragnar has worked for the Oxford Food Group since 1991 when he assumed responsibility for the company’s farming and business operations in Maine. Previously to taking the COO position Ragnar’s responsibilities had been expanded to include our U.S. processing facilities. As Chief Operating Officer, Ragnar is responsible for the farming, production and engineering functions for Oxford Frozen Foods, Cherryfield Foods, Bragg Lumber and Peninsula Foods. Ragnar holds a Masters degree in Forestry from the Royal College of Forestry in Sweden.
Director of Manufacturing, Oxford Frozen Foods
As Director of Manufacturing, Milton is responsible for manufacturing operations, purchasing, computer systems and IT equipment and applications development. Milton graduated from Mount Allison University in 1988 with a Bachelors of Commerce. He articled with Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants in their Dartmouth office, receiving his C.A. designation in 1990. He joined Oxford Frozen Foods upon receiving his designation. Milton lives in the community with his family and is also a Wild Blueberry farmer.
Vice President of Sales
Matthew is one of four second generation siblings working in the family business. Born in 1968, the summer Oxford Frozen Foods was founded, Matthew has literally grown up with the business. Like his older brother and two younger sisters, he grew up in Collingwood close to the original family Wild Blueberry farm operations headquarters.
From a young age Matthew worked summers on the Wild Blueberry farm or in the processing factory in Oxford.
After graduating from Mount Allison University in 1990, he began work full time. Now with over 20 years experience in the companies' food and related companies, Matthew holds the position of Vice President of Sales and Logistics.
Matthew is married to Carla and has three sons. Living in the village of Collingwood, Matthew's boys are the seventh generation of the Bragg family to live in the area. Matthew is very active in the community sitting on a number of community groups and boards and is active in a number of sports as a participant or coach for his sons.