As the Executive Director at VQA Ontario, Laurie Macdonald oversees the management and operations of Ontario’s Wine Appellation Authority.
VQA Ontario administers provincial regulations that govern wine composition and labelling for Ontario wines and ensure label integrity for consumers. She has been with VQA Ontario since its establishment in 2000. Before joining VQA, Laurie practiced as a professional engineer in the mining and explosives fields and later was the Director of Professional Affairs and Registrar at Professional Engineers Ontario, the licensing authority for Professional Engineers in the Province. Laurie currently serves on the Board of the Ontario Colleges Quality Assurance Service and is an active Civilian Instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Corps.