Elspeth Hagan is General Counsel, Global Compliance at McCain Foods Limited. During her time with McCain she has had primary accountability for legal and regulatory risk management in the high-growth and diverse region encompassing Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Elspeth has also managed legal partnership with innovation and technology stakeholders at McCain and more recently assumed global responsibility for compliance, including in respect of privacy, cyber security, and information governance; anti-corruption; competition; trade sanctions; supplier risk; and code of conduct.
Prior to joining McCain, Elspeth was chief privacy officer and handled a variety of complex commercial and compliance matters in the energy, industrial, and health-care sectors of Siemens, a global engineering firm. She has also practiced with McCarthy Tétrault (IT/IP) in Toronto and McInnes Cooper in Saint John. She has a JD from Osgoode Hall and completed undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Toronto. Elspeth is the national President of Women General Counsel Canada and an Atlantic Region Ambassador for Women Get on Board; she participates in many committees and boards feeding her passion for strong communities, museums and diversity. Elspeth enjoys living in the beautiful Saint John River Valley with her husband and sons.