Vice President, Government & Industry Relations
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Rory McAlpine is Vice-President, Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Appointed to his current position in November 2005, Mr. McAlpine has overall responsibility for building strong and effective relationships with government and industry stakeholders to develop a coordinated and proactive government and industry relations program across Maple Leaf Foods.
Mr. McAlpine has more than 20 years of experience in government, trade and agribusiness. Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, he was Deputy Minister of the B.C Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, a position he held from 2002 to 2005. Previously, he obtained significant experience with the Federal Government as Executive Director and Director General, International Trade Policy Directorate; Director Grains and Oilseeds Division; and Deputy Director Multilateral Trade with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He was also the former Executive Director of the National Farm Products Council, and was a Trade Commissioner with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with postings in Kuwait, Bangkok, Brussels, Edmonton and Ottawa.
Mr. McAlpine represents Maple Leaf Foods on the international affairs committees of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the association of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. He is also on the advisory committee to the Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, the program advisory committee for the Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ontario 4-H Foundation.
Mr. McAlpine holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.