There will be 10 billion people to feed by 2050. Will we be able to nourish them and at the same time address agriculture’s climate change impacts? Nutrien is a Canadian success story, the world’s largest producer and provider of agricultural inputs and services. Join us as Nutrien’s Chuck Magro, in conversation with The Toronto Star’s Heather Scoffield will discuss the high-tech future of agriculture and Canada’s leadership role.
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - POSTPONED
Location: Chateau Laurier
Chuck Magro is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrien. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Agrium, which he joined in 2009.
Other key leadership roles Chuck held at Agrium include Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President; Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development; and Vice President, Manufacturing. He joined Agrium following a productive career with NOVA Chemicals.
Chuck plays an active role on the boards of the Business Council of Canada, Business Council of Alberta and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. He is also vice chairman of the International Fertilizer Association and past chair and current board member of The Fertilizer Institute.
He also served as chair of Canpotex Limited, and was on the boards of International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor.
Heather Scoffield is the economics columnist at the Toronto Star. Based in Ottawa, she focuses on political economy and its effect on people. Previously, she was Ottawa bureau chief for The Canadian Press, leading an award-winning team of 15 journalists focused on politics, public policy and the nation’s capital.
Over the course of her 25-year career in journalism, she has covered monetary and fiscal policy, economics, trade policy, social policy, aboriginal affairs, environment and energy, and several different political parties. Before joining CP in 2009, she spent 12 years at the Globe and Mail. She and her team won several National Newspaper Awards for their work, among other recognitions.
Heather has a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a BA in international relations from York University. She lives in Gatineau, QC.