Rory McAlpine is Senior Vice President, Government and Industry Relations with Maple Leaf Foods. In this role, Mr. McAlpine has overall responsibility for working with government and industry partners on matters of public policy, programs, regulatory affairs and trade.
Mr. McAlpine brings to Maple Leaf Foods a wealth of experience gained during more than 25 years of working in government, trade and agribusiness.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McAlpine served as Deputy Minister of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries from 2002 to 2005. He also 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. Mr. McAlpine also held the position of 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 serves on a number of boards and committees, including Food and Beverage Ontario, the Ontario Association of Food Banks, the Advisory Board of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.
Mr. McAlpine holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer packaged meats company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.