As Chair of the Centre, Lynda works with the Board and staff to advance the Centre’s goals and impact. Ms. Kuhn joined Maple Leaf Foods in 2002 as Vice-President of Investor and Public Relations. In 2013, she assumed responsibility for developing and leading the implementation of a comprehensive strategy to embed sustainability into Maple Leaf’s culture and business practices. She subsequently led a multi-year process to define the Company’s purpose, which culminated in a vision to be the most sustainable protein company on earth.
Previously, she led communications and public affairs work as a consultant and as a Senior Vice-President for a major environmental services company. Prior to this, she spent over a decade supporting community-based development, including working with First Nations Mi’kmaq communities in Atlantic Canada and the Potlot’ek Band Council in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Ms. Kuhn is a co-founder of the Wezesha Education Foundation in Kenya. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Anthropology from McGill University, Montreal.