Margaret Gadsby

MSc, PAg - ISAP Chair

With degrees from McMaster University and the University of British Columbia, Margaret Gadsby worked in the Agribusiness industry for 31 years based in Canada and the United States. The first part of her career focused on environmental characteristics and impacts, mitigation approaches and regulatory approvals for pesticides in Canada. Since 1992, her emphasis has been on the development of science-based regulatory systems and stewardship approaches as well as the pursuit of regulatory approvals for products of biotechnology globally. She led the team that earned the approval of the first LibertyLink™ canola in Canada and has since been involved in development of more than 30 products of ag biotechnology including corn, cotton, soybeans, and rice. She served for five years as the Global Head of Stewardship and a further nine years as Global Head of Regulatory Affairs for the Bayer CropScience, Seeds Business. Margaret retired in 2014 and currently resides in Ontario where she is involved with several charitable groups.