Karen Proud

Karen, president & CEO of Fertilizer Canada, joined Fertilizer Canada in April 2021, after more than two decades of senior management roles in both the public and private sectors.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science from Ryerson University in 1997, Karen began a nine-year career with Health Canada taking on increasingly senior-level roles in the areas of policy and legislative affairs. In 2006, Karen left the public service to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Her most recent roles, prior to joining Fertilizer Canada, were that of: Chief Operating Officer for Food, Health and Consumer Products Canada, President of Consumer Health Products Canada and Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the Retail Council of Canada.

Karen is a past board member of the Global Self-Care Federation, Labour Watch, as well as the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education.