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Maple Leaf names new senior VP of industry and global government relations


July 28, 2020, Mississauga, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods has named Nadia Theodore as senior vice president of global industry and government relations effective Oct. 13.  She will succeed Rory McAlpine, who will retire after 15 years with Maple Leaf Foods.

Theodore joins the company from the Canadian government, where she has filled a variety of roles for 20 years.  Since 2004, her work has focused on global affairs and trade policy through progressively responsible diplomatic roles in Canada and abroad. Most recently, she was Consul General of Canada, posted to the Southeastern United States in Atlanta. During a post in Geneva, Switz., she spent three years as Canada’s counsellor to the World Trade Organization.

Earlier in her career, Nadia was a senior policy analyst and assistant regional manager for the Aboriginal Policy Directorate in Ottawa and Winnipeg, and as a charities officer at the Canadian Revenue Agency.

“Nadia’s deep experience in global issues, her understanding of government and her diplomatic skills will be  tremendous value to Maple Leaf Foods,” said Michael McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leaf. “We are grateful for Rory McAlpine’s long-standing leadership of industry and government relations and we know that Nadia will be an outstanding successor.”

Maple Leaf is headquartered in Mississauga and employs approximately 13,000 people.


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