Tim Penner retired as President of Procter & Gamble Canada in September 2011 after 33 years with the company and now serves as an independent director for several organizations.
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. He served as Vice President of Health and Beauty Care in the UK and Ireland; and as 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.
Tim now serves on the boards of various for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is on the Board of Intact Insurance, the largest property and casualty insurance company in Canada. He also serves on the board of Club Coffee, a food service and private label coffee company; and on the board of The Beer Store in Ontario. He serves as a Trustee of Sick Kids Hospital. He is also on the Board of MaRS Innovation, which has the mandate to commercialize the discoveries at 16 member hospitals and universities.
In the past, Tim was a member of the Toronto United Way Campaign Cabinet for 8 years and Chaired the Toronto 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 34 years. They have 3 children.