FBO Vice Chair
Maple Leaf Foods
Rory is Senior Vice President, Government and Industry Relations with Maple Leaf Foods, and has overall responsibility for working with government and industry partners on matters of public policy, programs, regulation, regulatory affairs and trade. Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, Rory served as Deputy Minister of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries from 2002 to 2005, and 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. Rory serves on a number of boards, associations and industry-government committees, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Food Innovators cluster. Rory joined FBO as a board member in 2014.