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Chairman of the Board
William D. Anderson has had a career as a business leader in Canada spanning over 30 years. Mr. Anderson joined the Bell Canada organization in 1992, where from 1998 to 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Anderson served as President of BCE Ventures, the strategic investment unit of BCE Inc. and, from 2001 to 2007, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada International Inc., a subsidiary of BCE Inc. formed to invest in telecommunications operations outside Canada. Prior to joining the Bell Canada organization, Mr. Anderson was in public practice for nearly twenty years with the accounting firm KPMG LLP. Mr. Anderson currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization. Mr. Anderson was educated at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Anderson has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2006 and has acted as Chairman of the Board since 2012.
Committee Chair Compensation & Human Resources, Audit & Finance
Donald C. Berg is President of DCB Advisory Services, providing consulting services to food and beverage companies ranging from multi-national conglomerates to start-up companies. Mr. Berg retired in 2014 from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Brown-Forman Corporation, a U.S.-based producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Mr. Berg’s career at Brown-Forman Corporation spanned over 25 years, where he held various executive positions. Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Mr. Berg has held a wide variety of finance, sales and marketing roles with respected national and international firms after beginning his career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Whinney. Mr. Berg is also a member of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration from Augustana College in Illinois. Mr. Berg has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2015 and has acted as the Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee since 2017.
Committees: Audit & Finance, Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
Maryse Bertrand has had a career in law and business spanning over 35 years. Ms. 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, Canada’s sixth largest retail and commercial bank, Metro Inc., a leader in the grocery and pharmaceutical distribution sectors in Canada, and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. From 2016 to 2017, she was Strategic Advisor and Counsel to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and, prior to that she was Vice-President, Real Estate Services, Legal Services and General Counsel at CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s public broadcaster. Prior to 2009, Ms. Bertrand was a partner at Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP, where she specialized in M&A and corporate finance, and served on the firm’s National Management Committee. She was named as Advocatus emeritus (Ad. E.) in 2007 by the Quebec Bar in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the legal profession. Ms. Bertrand holds a law degree from McGill University and a Masters in Risk Management from New York University, Stern School of Business. Ms. Bertrand has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2018.
Committees: Compensation & Human Resources, Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
Marc Caira is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a multinational quick service restaurant company. Mr. Caira also serves on the Board of Directors of the Minto Group, a private real estate developer. Previously, Mr. Caira was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tim Hortons Inc., a multinational fast food restaurant, and he also served as a member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A. in Switzerland, a transnational food and beverage company, and as Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Professional. Mr. Caira holds an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management from Seneca College, Toronto and is a graduate of the Director Program at The International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Caira has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2018.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Glenn J. Chamandy is one of the founders of the Company and has devoted his entire career to building Gildan into an industry leader. Mr. Chamandy has been involved in various textile and apparel businesses for over thirty years. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004, the position which he currently holds, Mr Chamandy served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Gildan. An entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about the business and the pursuit of excellence, Mr. Chamandy serves as a great example of Gildan's Core Values. Mr Chamandy is responsible for providing leadership and vision to Gildan, as well as setting the strategic direction in line with shareholder's interests
Committees: Audit & Finance, Compensation & Human Resources
Shirley E. Cunningham has had a career in information technology and business management spanning over 25 years. Ms. Cunningham retired in 2018 from her position as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy, for CHS Inc., a global energy, grains and foods company. Prior to joining CHS Inc. in 2013, Ms. Cunningham was the Chief Information Officer for Monsanto Company, a global agriculture company. Ms. Cunningham currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Kemira Oyj, a Finnish-based global chemicals company, and Ventura Foods, LLC, which produces vegetable oil-based products. She received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Cunningham has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2017.
Committee Chair Audit & Finance, Compensation & Human Resources
Russell Goodman is a corporate director of public, private and not-for-profit companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Metro Inc., a leader in grocery and pharmaceutical distribution in Canada, and Northland Power Inc., a leading global independent power producer. Mr. Goodman spent his business career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP until his retirement in 2011. From 1998 to 2011, he was the Managing Partner of various business units across Canada and the Americas and also held global leadership roles in the services and transportation industry sectors. Mr. Goodman is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants and a holder of the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Mr. Goodman has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2010 and has acted as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee since 2012.
George Heller has had a career as a business leader in the retail sector that spans over 40 years. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Heller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s largest diversified general merchandise retailer. Prior to that, Mr. Heller was President and Chief Executive Officer of Zellers, the mass merchandise retailer of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. Heller has also held a number of other key positions in the retail industry, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kmart Canada, discount department stores, President, North America & Europe of Bata Industries Ltd., an international footwear manufacturer, and Executive Vice-President of Woodwards Department Stores, a department store chain. Mr. Heller also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Commonwealth Games and was the President of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Games of Canada Foundation. Mr. Heller also serves on the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and acts as Honorary Consul General of Thailand and as Honorary Trade Advisor to the Government of Thailand. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Ryerson University and the University of Victoria. Mr. Heller has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2009.
Charles M. Herington is the Chief Operating Officer, Vice-Chairman and President of Global Operations at Zumba Fitness LLC, a worldwide provider of dance fitness classes. Mr. Herington also sits on the Boards of Directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a multinational brewing company, Klox Technologies, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, and Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of household products. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Herington served as Executive Vice-President of Developing and Emerging Markets Group at Avon Products Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of beauty related products. Prior to that, Mr. Herington was President and Chief Executive Officer of America Online (AOLA) Latin America. Prior to that, he was President of the Latin America division at Revlon, and before that, he was President at Pepsico Restaurants Latin America, Inc. Mr. Herington began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble Co, a multinational consumer goods corporation. He received his B.S. Degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Mr. Herington has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2018.
Craig Leavitt has had a career as a business leader in the retail sector that spans over 30 years. Mr. Leavitt most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade & Company, a designer and marketer of fashion accessories and apparel, where he led the successful $2.4 billion divestiture of Kate Spade & Company to Coach, Inc. in 2017. Previously, Mr. Leavitt was President of Global Retail at Link Theory Holdings, a company that manufactures and sells contemporary clothing and accessories for men and women. He also spent several years at Diesel, an Italian retail clothing company, where he was most recently Executive Vice-President of Sales and Retail, and he spent 16 years at Polo Ralph Lauren, known for its clothing, marketing and distribution of products in apparel, home accessories and fragrances, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice-President of Retail Concepts. Mr. Leavitt serves on the Boards of Directors of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., a global, interactive retail destination for creating customizable stuffed animals, where he is Non-Executive Chair, and Crate & Barrel, an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer. Mr. Leavitt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin & Marshall College. Mr. Leavitt has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2018.
Anne Martin-Vachon is President of The Shopping Channel, a division of Rogers Media. Prior to this, Ms. Martin-Vachon held various executive positions in the consumer packaged goods and retail industry, including as Chief Merchandising, Planning and Programming Officer at HSN, Inc., a leading interactive multi-channel entertainment and lifestyle retailer, as Chief Marketing Officer at Nordstrom, Inc., a leading fashion specialty retailer, as Chief Executive Officer at Lise Watier Cosmétiques, Inc., a Canadian-based beauty and skincare company, and as Chief Marketing Officer at Bath & Body Works, LLC., which operates retail stores for personal care products. Ms. Martin-Vachon began her career at The Procter & Gamble Company, a multinational consumer goods corporation, where she spent more than 20 years in a variety of leadership positions across the company’s portfolio of beauty, personal care and household brands. Ms. Martin-Vachon holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration at the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières. Ms. Martin-Vachon has served on Gildan’s Board of Directors since 2015.
Committee Chair Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility, Audit & Finance
Gonzalo F. Valdes-Fauli is Chairman of the Board of BroadSpan Capital LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in financial advisory services. Mr. Valdes‑Fauli retired from Barclays Bank PLC, a major UK-based global bank, in 2001, where he held the position of Vice-Chairman, Barclays Capital, and Group Chief Executive Officer, Latin America. Mr. Valdes-Fauli also serves on the Board of Directors of The Blue Foundation, a health insurance provider wholly owned by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and was previously the Chairman of the Board of Republic Bank of Dominican Republic, a financial services provider. He is Trustee Emeritus of the University of Miami and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Valdes-Fauli holds a Master’s Degree in international finance from Thunderbird Graduate School for International Management. Mr. Valdes-Fauli has served on Gildan’s Board since 2004 and has acted as the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee since 2013.