Gildan Activewear Nominates Four New Directors To Board
The board of directors of supplier Gildan Activewear Inc. (PPAI 250187)) has nominated four new directors—Maryse Bertrand, Marc Caira, Charles M. Herington and Craig Leavitt. They will be voted on by the company’s shareholders at its upcoming annual meeting on May 3 in Montreal, Quebec.
“The competitive dynamics in the apparel industry continue to evolve, and these proposed director candidates are highly accomplished individuals who will bring a wealth of experience to the board as the company continues to grow,” says Gildan’s Chairman Bill Anderson.
Maryse Bertrand is currently an advisor in corporate governance and risk management and is a member of the boards of directors of National Bank of Canada and Metro, Inc. She was previously vice-president, real estate services, legal services and general counsel at CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s public broadcaster, and a partner at Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP.
Marc Caira is currently vice chairman of the board of directors of Restaurant Brands International, Inc. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Tim Hortons, Inc.; served as a member of the executive board of Nestlé S.A. in Switzerland; and was chief executive officer of Nestlé Professional.
Charles M. Herington is currently chief operating officer, vice chairman and president of global operations at Zumba Fitness LLC. Previously, he served as executive vice president of developing and emerging markets group at Avon Products, Inc.; president and chief executive officer of America Online Latin America; president of the Latin America division at Revlon; and president at Pepsico Restaurants Latin America, Inc.
Craig Leavitt most recently served as chief executive officer of Kate Spade & Company. Previously, Leavitt was president of global retail at Link Theory Holdings, and spent several years at Diesel and 16 years at Polo Ralph Lauren.
With these nominations, Gildan is proposing to increase the size of its board from nine to 12 directors. Current longstanding director Sheila O’ Brien will not sit for reelection at the annual shareholders meeting.