FBO Director Gay Lea Foods

Rosemary MacLellan

As Vice President, Strategy and Industry Affairs at Gay Lea Foods, Rosemary MacLellan brings 20 years of government and industry experience to a leading Canadian foods co-operative and a drive to grow Canadian dairy with Gay Lea Foods’ members. 

Rosemary leads a team of industry, trade and communications specialists, supporting business growth and innovation strategies while positioning Gay Lea Foods as a progressive Canadian dairy processor and industry leader that is investing to grow the markets for Canadian milk and dairy ingredients.

She joined Gay Lea Foods in April 2015, after 12 years at Dairy Farmers of Canada where she advised the Board of Directors, senior management and provincial members on government relations and led the communications and public relations department. 

Rosemary is serving on the Executive of Food & Beverage Canada and the Board of Directors of Food and Beverage Ontario. She is also currently serving as Chair of the Policy Committees for both trade associations. She has also served on the Ontario Agriculture Minister’s Advisory Group and 2020 Jobs and Recovery Council.

Prior to her roles in the Canadian dairy industry, Rosemary served as an Advisor in the offices of the Solicitor General of Canada and Minister of Industry; and as a legislative aide on Parliament Hill. 

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