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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 28, 2015
Canadian Excellence


Tim Penner

Tim Penner '78, Past President (1999 - 2011), Procter & Gamble Canada

Tim Penner retired as President of Procter & Gamble Canada in September 2011 after 33 years with the company.  

Tim graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  He joined P&G and worked in various Marketing roles in Canada, advancing to the position of General Manager of Health Care products.  Tim and his family then moved internationally twice with P&G.  From 1993 – 1996, Tim was the Vice President of Health and Beauty Care in the UK and Ireland.  Then from 1996 – 1999 he was Vice President of the N.A. Paper business, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.    He returned to Toronto as President of P&G Canada in 1999 and held that role for 12 years before retiring in 2011.

Outside of work Tim has served for 10 years on the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.  He is Vice Chair and leads the fundraising committee for the YMCA of Toronto.  He also serves as a Trustee of Sick Kids Hospital.  He is on the Board of Intact Insurance, the largest property and casualty insurance company in Canada.

In the past, Tim was a member of the Toronto United Way Campaign Cabinet for 8 years and Chaired the Campaign in 2007.  He served as Chair of the Food and Consumer Products Association; as Chair of GS-1; as a Board Director for the Youth Challenge Fund; and as a Director of the Conference Board of Canada.  He has been on the Dean’s Advisory Council at both Wilfrid Laurier University and the Schulich School of Business at York.  He also served as the Honorary Chair of Career Bridge, a program that provides internship positions for skilled newcomers to Canada.

Tim has been married to his wife Pat for 32 years.  They have 3 children.

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