Maple Leaf Foods has named Nadia Theodore as senior vice president of global industry and government relations, effective October 13, 2020. Theodore steps in for Rory McAlpine, who will retire after 15 years with Maple Leaf Foods.
Theodore currently serves as the Consul General of Canada to the southeast U.S., based at Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2004, her work has focused on global affairs and trade policy through diplomatic roles in Canada and abroad. During a post at Geneva, Switzerland, she spent three years as Canada’s Counsellor to the World Trade Organization.
Earlier in her career, she 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,” says Michael McCain, President and CEO. “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.”
Theodore earned her law degree at the University of London and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science at Carleton University in Ottawa.