Born and educated in Quebec and New Brunswick, Anne is fluently bilingual.  She is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta and is one of a handful of Certified Environmental Professionals in the food and beverage industry in Canada. Anne has more than 35 years’ experience in managing environmental issues in industry, most notably for McCain Foods, Boise Cascade Pulp and Paper and Canadian Pacific Railway.  

Anne joined Maple Leaf Foods in January 2001.  As Vice President of Environmental Sustainability, Anne led Maple Leaf’s sustainability initiatives and community relations in Hamilton.  Her team provided environmental support and advice on specific plant environmental issues, capital projects, corporate acquisitions and decommissioning projects, along with designing and supporting the company’s environmental management system.

Anne serves on a number of community organizations around Hamilton, including the Boards of the Hamilton Conservation Foundation, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, le Centre Français Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Land Trust.  She is also on the Hamilton grant review team for the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  She volunteers with the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, and various neighbourhood associations.  

Anne was a candidate in Hamilton Centre during the 2011 and 2015 federal elections.  

Anne is now the president of Anne Tennier Consulting Inc., specializing in complex permitting projects that require a positive intersection of community, environment and industry to be successful.

Anne Tennier Consulting


  • Regulatory processes
  • Environmental management
  • Strategic planning
  • Emergency response & crisis management
  • Communications


  • Complex regulatory permitting projects
  • Community relations
  • Government relations
  • Environmental compliance assessments
  • Merger & acquisition due diligence


  • University of New Brunswick, BSc Chemistry
  • University of New Brunswick, M.Eng. Chemical Engineering
  • University of Guelph, Food Law and Policy
  • University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business, Executive Development Program




Anne brings an acute sense and understanding of operational challenges and will drive for solutions that not only take into account operational needs, but also are focused on ensuring environmental regulations are being met and in many cases exceeded.” 

Paul Hartwick
Vice President of Manufacturing
Maple Leaf Foods

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