Ted McKechnie

Ted is a well-recognized thought leader in the Canadian food industry. In the past, Ted was president of Maple Leaf Foods, an owner and senior executive at Humpty Dumpty and a senior leader at Pepsi Co. After a distinguished career as an executive and marketer specializing in food manufacturing, he now focuses on moving the Canadian food sector into the future. Besides being the chairman of Food Starter’s board, Ted is also the Chairman/CEO of The Davies Group and William Davies Consulting Inc. Ted is also a chairman of the board for Advanced Technology For Food Manufacturing, serves on the Board Of Governors for St Jeromes University and the Director of Lexaria Bioscience Corporation.

Ted is often called upon by think tanks, the government and industry leaders to offer insights on how to grow the food sector and add more value to the Canadian economy.