Maple Leaf Foods names new senior VP

Nadia Theodore becomes senior VP of global industry and government relations in October

Maple Leaf Foods has announced that Nadia Theodore will become its senior vice-president of global industry and government relations on Oct. 13.

Theodore joins the food giant from the Government of Canada where she has held various roles over the past 20 years, most recently serving as Consul General of Canada, posted to the Southeastern United States in Atlanta. She also spent three years in Geneva as Canada's Counsellor to the World Trade Organization.

In her new role, Theodore succeeds Rory McAlpine who is retiring after 15 years with Maple Leaf.

"Nadia's deep experience in global issues, her understanding of government and her diplomatic skills will be tremendous value to Maple Leaf Foods," said president and CEO Michael McCain in a release announcing the appointment. "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."

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