Trouw Nutrition North America appoints New Managing Director


22-04-2024 - 22-04-2024

Trouw Nutrition North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Gillespie as new Managing Director, effective June 1st.

Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition, announced that its Management Board has appointed Christine Gillespie as Managing Director of Trouw Nutrition North America, effective June 1, 2024. Ms. Gillespie brings more than 25 years of global agribusiness management, internationally, in the U.S. and in Canada. Her diverse background includes leading agribusinesses at both the wholesale and farmer-focused retail levels, in her home of Canada, in the Midwestern U.S. and internationally, as well as numerous functional roles in corporate development & strategy, marketing, supply chain and stakeholder relations. Ms. Gillespie succeeds Maarten Bijl, who will be returning to the Netherlands where he will be joining the Management Board of Nutreco.

About her new role, Ms. Gillespie commented, “I’m thrilled to be joining Nutreco, and honoured to be leading the Trouw Nutrition North America team that is dedicated to solving the challenge of feeding the future through providing our producer customers and dealer network innovative and sustainable animal feed products and solutions. I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience in global and Canadian agriculture to carry on our leadership position in the animal nutrition industry.”

About Ms. Gillespie:

Christine Gillespie is a Corporate Director & Agribusiness Executive. Her 25-year career with Nutrien Ltd. and predecessor Agrium Inc. culminated in executive roles including VP, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics, and Managing Director, Europe. As a passionate advocate and leader in the agriculture sector, she has served on numerous North American and International boards. She has also spear-headed several initiatives to increase female representation in the agricultural industry, including cofounding the Agrium’s Women’s Leadership Group (now WIN).

Ms. Gillespie holds the ICD.D designation and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. She holds an MBA and B.Comm., both from University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business. She is fluent in English & French.

Trouw Nutrition is Nutreco's livestock feed business line and a global leader in feed, farm, and health. We have a 90-year history of developing innovative feed solutions and more sustainable ways of raising healthy farm animals and companion animals. We have a dedicated North American team of 1,400 and a global network to help our customers feed the future. Our brands include Shur-Gain, Hi-Pro, HealthyLife, LifeStart, NutriOpt, Milkiwean and Selko.

Source and media requests: Anne-Marie Saint-Germain, Communications Specialist, Trouw Nutrition North America, 450-278-7184,