Rory Francis has 30 years' experience in management and leadership roles in the public and private sectors. Mr. Francis had led transformative change in several public sector organizations encompassing economic and social policy, programs and services.
Since 2004 he has been Executive Director of BioAlliance, a not-for-profit network of bioscience business, academic and research organizations and government agencies based in Prince Edward Island.
Mr. Francis is a founder of Emergence, Canada's Bioscience Business Incubator, Natural Products Canada and PEI's Food Island Partnership. He is a member of the Canadian BioAccord and serves as a board member with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Culinary Institute of Canada's Technology Access Centre.