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North West Company Inc (NWC.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hugh Riley

69 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Edward Kennedy

59 1997 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

John King

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Frank Kelner

2017 President - North Star Air Ltd.

Daniel McConnell

2017 President, International Retail

Alex Yeo

2018 President - Canadian Retail

Craig Gilpin

2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Merasty

52 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Development Office

Toby Noiles

2018 Executive Vice President - Canadian Food Procurement & Marketing

Michael Beaulieu

Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, Central Division

David Chatyrbok

2009 Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, NorthMart/Major Markets Division

James Walker

2017 Vice-President and General Manager, Wholesale Operations

Michael Scott

2017 Vice-President, General Merchandise Procurement and Marketing

Beth Millard Hales

2018 Vice President - Human Resources

Steven Boily

2016 Vice President - Information Services

J.Robert Cain

2017 Vice-President, Logistics and Distribution (International Operations)

Leanne Flewitt

2013 Vice-President - Logistics & Distribution

Kyle Hill

2018 Vice President - Strategy and Special Projects

Matt Johnson

2014 Vice President - Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing

Laurie Kaminsky

2014 Vice President - NWC Health Products & Services

Thomas Meilleur

2017 Vice President - North Star Air Ltd.

Chris Santschi

2017 Vice President - Canadian Sales and Operations, Northern Canada Retail, National Division

Jeffrey Stout

2017 Vice President - North Star Air Ltd.

Amanda Sutton

2017 Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary

Walter Pickett

2017 Vice-President and General Manager, Alaska Commercial Company

Glenn Revet

2015 Vice President - Sales and Operations of Giant Tiger

Brock Bulbuck

59 2018 Independent Director

Deepak Chopra

56 2018 Independent Director

Frank Coleman

65 1999 Independent Director

Wendy Evans

68 2005 Independent Director

Stewart Glendinning

54 2014 Independent Director

Robert Kennedy

69 2003 Independent Director

Annalisa King

52 2014 Independent Director

Violet Konkle

65 2014 Independent Director

Jennefer Nepinak

47 2019 Independent Director

Eric Stefanson

68 2012 Independent Director

Victor Tootoo

53 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hugh Riley

Mr. Hugh Sanford (Sandy) Riley, J.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Riley has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited since 2003. He held the positions of Chairman of Investors Group Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc. from 1992 to 2001. In addition to the public company directorships set out below, Mr. Riley is a director of Richardson GMP and Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation. Mr. Riley was appointed to the Order of Canada in July 2002.

Edward Kennedy

Mr. Edward S. Kennedy is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the company. Mr. Kennedy was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of North West in 1997. He is currently a Director of United Grocers Inc., the Canada West Foundation and Canada’s History Society. Mr. Kennedy has served on several profit and not-for-profit- boards and has received retail industry and community leadership recognitions, both locally and nationally.

John King

Mr. John D. King serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Mr. King joined the Company in 1994 and has held a number of different roles within the Finance department. Mr. King was promoted to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2014. Prior to his current role, he had been the Company's Chief Financial Officer since June 2010 and previously held the positions of Vice-President, Finance and Vice-President, Finance and Secretary.

Frank Kelner

Mr. Frank W. Kelner is President - North Star Air Ltd. of the Company. Prior to 2017, Mr. Kelner was the CEO and majority owner of NSA. Mr. Kelner brings with him over 30 years of aviation experience including over 15,000 flying hours and a successful track record of building new businesses, including present-day Wasaya Airways and Levaero Aviation.

Daniel McConnell

Mr. Daniel G. McConnell serves as President, International Retail of the company. McConnell joined the Company in 2002 and has held various roles within the Real Estate and Store Development department including Executive Vice-President and Chief Development Officer and Vice-President, Real Estate and Store Development. Mr. McConnell was promoted to the position of President, International Retail in December 2017.

Alex Yeo

Mr. Alex S. Yeo is President - Canadian Retail of the Company. Mr. Yeo joined the Company in 2018 as President, Canadian Retail. He brings a diverse set of experiences to the Company, having previously held senior roles at McDonald's in both Singapore and China. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Yeo was consulting on digital and operations transformations at McKinsey Canada.

Craig Gilpin

Mr. Craig T. Gilpin serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Mr. Gilpin joined the Company in March 2010 as Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Officer. He was promoted to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2014, and assumed his current role in December 2017. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Gilpin held the position of President, Operations, Sobeys Ontario since 2004. Prior to joining Sobeys, Mr. Gilpin worked for 17 years in various senior roles with A&P Canada.

Gary Merasty

Mr. Gary Merasty is the Executive Vice President, Chief Development Office of the company. Mr. Merasty joined the Company in 2018 as Executive Vice-President & Chief Development Officer, accountable for Real Estate, Construction, Community Relations, Health Products & Services and new venture development. He brings years of diverse political and business leadership experience gained from senior roles within northern enterprises, Indigenous ventures and as a Grand Chief and Member of Parliament, combined with his tenure of seven years on the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Merasty is originally from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation community of Pelican Narrows in northeastern Saskatchewan.

Toby Noiles

Ms. Toby A. Noiles is Executive Vice President - Canadian Food Procurement & Marketing of the Company. Ms. Noiles joined the Company in 2018 as Executive Vice-President, Canadian Food Procurement & Marketing. Ms. Noiles was previously a Senior Vice-President at Safeway U.S.A and Sam's Club, and also Chief Merchandising Officer at two e-commerce retailers.

Michael Beaulieu

Mr. Michael T. Beaulieu is the Vice President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, Central Division of the company. He joined the Company in 1993 as a Management Associate. He advanced to Store Manager and to Regional Store Management positions before joining Procurement and Marketing as a Director. In January 2013, Mr. Beaulieu was promoted to Vice-President, NWC Services and in December 2016 was named Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, Central Division.

David Chatyrbok

Mr. David M. Chatyrbok is the Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, NorthMart/Major Markets Division of the company. He k joined the Company in June 2000 and held various management positions, including Senior Category Manager and Director within the procurement and marketing division during this time. In March 2007, Mr. Chatyrbok was promoted to Vice-President of Marketing for the Alaska Commercial Company and in March 2009 was promoted to Vice-President, Grocery, Procurement & Marketing for the Company. In December 2016, Mr. Chatyrbok was named Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, NorthMart/Major Markets Division.

James Walker

Mr. James W. Walker is the Vice-President and General Manager, Wholesale Operations of the company. Jim began his career with Alaska Commercial Company as the Grocery Manager in Barrow. Over the next six years he served as Branch Manager for the AC Value Centers in Kotzebue, Dutch Harbor, and Kodiak. In 2007, he accepted the position of General Manager at Frontier Expeditors, the wholesale division of Alaska Commercial Company. In 2008, following the acquisition of Span Alaska Enterprises he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager. Seeking adventure and a company that fostered an entrepreneurial spirit Jim left his 16-year career with Safeway's Eastern Division in 2001 where he had served in every position from Courtesy Clerk to Store Manager.

Michael Scott

Mr. Michael C. Scott serves Vice-President, General Merchandise Procurement and Marketing of the company. Mr. Scott joined the Company as Vice-President of General Merchandise in May 2017 bringing a combination of operations, sales and marketing skills with strong governance experience across different industry sectors, including traditional retail, omni-channel retail, wholesale and technology. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Scott worked for Ben Moss Jewelers and also held leadership roles with Palliser Furniture in the EQ3 division and Gemini Fashions of Canada.

Beth Millard Hales

Ms. Beth Millard Hales is Vice-President - Human Resources of the company. Ms. Millard Hales joined the Company in August 2015 as Director, Employee Relations. In 2016, Ms. Millard Hales' accountabilities were expanded to include the Training and Development team. She was promoted to Vice-President, Human Resources in April 2018. Ms. Millard-Hales came to North West with more than 20 years of diverse HR experience, including an Executive Human Resources role with a fashion retailer in the U.K. with 13,000 employees in stores worldwide

Steven Boily

Mr. Steven J. Boily is the Vice President - Information Services of the company. Mr. Boily joined the Company in March 2016 as Vice-President, Information Services, bringing with him over 20 years of broad IT experience. Mr. Boily has held a number of progressively senior IT roles with various retailers including Chief Information Officer at United Farmers of Alberta, in addition to senior IT roles with both Canadian Tire and Hudson's Bay Company

J.Robert Cain

Mr. J.Robert Cain is the Vice President - Logistics and Distribution (International Operations) of the company. Robert joined Cost-U-Less in April 1998 as logistics manager prior to becoming vice president of logistics on August 7, 2000. Previously, Mr. Cain had a 23-year career with Sea-Land Service (now Horizon Lines) involving a wide variety of management positions in regulatory affairs, carrier pricing & marketing, inter-modal and sales.Mr. Cain earned a bachelor of science degree in transportation from the University of Tennessee in 1975. When The North West Company (International) concluded the purchase of Cost-U-Less, Robert became the VP Logistics with responsibilities for the logistics of the international group (Alaska Commercial, Cost-U-Less, Span Alaska and Frontier)

Leanne Flewitt

Ms. Leanne G. Flewitt is the Vice-President - Logistics & Distribution of the company. She joined the Company in May 1993 as Associate Buyer in the Food Marketing group. Ms. Flewitt progressed through roles in Procurement and Marketing and Supply Chain, holding the positions of Inventory Manager, Category Manager, Senior Category Manager, Project Business Lead and Director of Supply Chain Services. She had previously held the roles of Vice-President, Merchandise Performance Services and Vice-President, Project Enterprise before assuming her current role as Vice-President, Logistics & Distribution (Canadian Operations).

Kyle Hill

Mr. Kyle A. Hill is Vice President - Strategy and Special Projects of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hill was the Executive Director of Teach For Canada from 2014 to 2018 and a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Hill has a PhD in Physics from the University of Oxford and previous work experiences at Google and NASA.

Matt Johnson

Mr. Matt D. Johnson is the Vice President - Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing of the company. Mr. Johnson returned to the Company in 2014 as Vice-President, Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing and assumed his current role in January 2019. Mr. Johnson had previously been with the Company as a Meat Assistant Category Manager and over six years progressed to Category Manager Meat/Seafood/Deli/Food Service. In 2010, Mr. Johnson joined Price Chopper in upstate New York and was promoted to the position of Vice-President, Meat Merchandising. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Johnson had most recently been with Ahold USA.

Laurie Kaminsky

Ms. Laurie J. Kaminsky is the Vice President - NWC Health Products & Services of the company. Ms. Kaminsky joined the Company in 2010 as Senior Manager Retail Pharmacy. In 2011, she became Director, Pharmacy Retail and Hospital. In September 2014, Ms. Kaminsky was promoted to Vice-President, NWC Health Products & Services. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kaminsky had 20 years of experience in retail pharmacy management, most recently with Walmart Canada. .

Thomas Meilleur

Mr. Thomas J. Meilleur is Vice President - North Star Air Ltd. of the Company. Prior to joining NSA in his current capacity in 2012, Mr. Meilleur was President/CEO of NAC Air and has held a number of operations and management positions with Austin Airways, Air Ontario (present day Air Canada Jazz) and Wasaya Airways.

Chris Santschi

Mr. Chris Santschi is the Vice President - Canadian Sales and Operations, Northern Canada Retail, National Division of the company. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Santschi spent the past six years with Sears Canada, where he worked as a Director with the western Canadian store operations team and also as a District Manager overseeing corporate stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario. His retail operations background also includes store operations roles with WMI International, Winners/Homesense and FGL Sports.

Jeffrey Stout

Mr. Jeffrey B. Stout is Vice President - North Star Air Ltd. of the Company. Mr. Stout joined the Company in 2017 as Vice-President, NSA Commercial Operations, bringing a combination of aviation sales, finance and operational insight to the Company. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Stout had previously been with NSA as a dispatcher and was promoted to Operations Centre Manager in 2014.

Amanda Sutton

Ms. Amanda E. Sutton serves as Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary of the company. Ms. Sutton joined the Company in September 2017 as Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary after being employed as Senior Legal Counsel at The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. Prior to joining Wawanesa, Amanda was the Vice-President and General Counsel at Trimac Transportation Ltd., a publicly-traded company, Trimac Equipment Leasing Inc. and TMS (GP) Inc. Ms. Sutton also worked in the corporate departments of two top-tier Canadian based international business law firms.

Walter Pickett

Glenn Revet

Mr. Glenn Revet is the Vice President - Sales and Operations of Giant Tiger Company. He joined the Company in February 2015 as Vice-President, Canadian Sales and Operations, Giant Tiger. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Revet held progressively senior roles with Wal-Mart Canada and most recently Loblaw Companies Ltd. where he was a Senior Director supporting Real Canadian Superstores.

Brock Bulbuck

Mr. Brock Bulbuck serves as Independent Director if the company. Mr. Bulbuck is the Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Group Income Fund. He has been Chief Executive Officer since 2010, but since joining Boyd in 1993, Mr. Bulbuck has served in many senior leadership roles and has played a leading role in the overall development and growth of Boyd Group’s business. In his current leadership role at Boyd, he has overall responsibility for the affairs of Boyd, including strategy, operations and performance. In addition to his executive management position at Boyd, Mr. Bulbuck also serves on the Board of Trustees of Boyd Group Income Fund. He is also a past Chairperson of the Winnipeg Football Club Board of Directors, a past member of the Canadian Football League Board of Governors and a current Director of the Pan Am Clinic Foundation. Mr. Bulbuck has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Deepak Chopra

Mr. Deepak Chopra serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Chopra most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post Corporation from February 2011 to March 2018. Mr. Chopra has more than 30 years of global experience in the financial services, technology, retail and logistics and supply-chain industries. Prior to that he worked for Pitney Bowes Inc., a NYSE-traded technology company known for postage meters, mail automation and location intelligence services, for more than 20 years. He served as President of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America from 2006 to 2010. He held a number of increasingly senior executive roles in Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. He has previously served on the boards of Canada Post Corporation, Purolator Holdings Ltd., SCI Group, the Canada Post Community Foundation and the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Mr. Chopra is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Frank Coleman

Mr. Frank J. Coleman is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Coleman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Coleman Group of Companies since 1991. This includes retail food, retail furniture and clothing operations throughout the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a past Director of the Distribution Council of Canada, The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador Holdings Inc., Fishery Products Ltd., and Newfoundland Power (a subsidiary of Fortis). He also served as the Honorary Lieutenant Col. of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Battalion 2.

Wendy Evans

Ms. Wendy F. Evans is the Independent Director of the company. Ms. Evans is President of Evans and Company Consultants Inc., which she founded in 1987. The company provides international expansion, strategic planning, marketing and research services to clients across North America. Previously she held executive positions with several national retailers. From 1992 to 2016 she also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management at Ryerson University. Currently, she is a Director on the boards of the Canadian Executive Services Organization and the Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation. She is the author of ‘‘Border Crossings, Retailers Doing Business in the U.S.’’ Ms. Evans has served as a Director on a number of boards, including Sun Life Financial Trust where she was Chair of the Conduct Review Committee, Chair of the Ontario Retail Sector Strategy Board, member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the Ted Rogers School of Management, and Director on the Canadian Cancer Society board. Ms. Evans obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2016.

Stewart Glendinning

Mr. Stewart F. Glendinning, J.D., is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Glendinning has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyson Foods since 2017. Prior to that he worked with Molson Coors Brewing Company beginning in 2005 where he held the positions of (i) Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors UK, (ii) Global Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company, (iii) President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors UK, (iv) President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors Canada, and (v) President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors International. Before joining Molson Coors, Mr. Glendinning worked with KPMG and The Hackett Group, both professional services companies where he held various senior audit and consulting roles, working with a broad array of multinational clients. He has also served with various organizations within the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Robert Kennedy

Mr. Robert J. (Bob) Kennedy is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Kennedy has been the Chief Executive Officer and founder of WiBand Communications Corp. since 1999. He was an acquisition consultant for IBM Corporation from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Kennedy was President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of PBSC Computer Training Centres from 1985 to 1997 and President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of ComputerLand Stores Western Canada from 1978 to 1987.

Annalisa King

Ms. Annalisa King is the Independent Director of the company. Ms. King is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Canada Ltd., serving in this position from 2008 through 2016. Prior to that, Ms. King was Senior Vice President of Business Transformation for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. She has also held senior positions, primarily in finance, throughout her career at consumer packaged goods companies, Kraft and Pillsbury Canada. In addition to the public company directorship set out below, Ms. King is a director, and Chair of the Governance Committee for the Vancouver Airport Authority and a director of the Templeton DOC General Partnership Ltd. Ms. King obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013, and obtained fellowship from the National Association of Corporate Directors In 2018.

Violet Konkle

Ms. Violet A.M. Konkle is the Independent Director of the company. Ms. Konkle is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brick Ltd. Prior to joining The Brick in 2010 as President of Business Support, she held a number of positions with Walmart Canada, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Ms. Konkle also held a number of senior executive positions with Loblaw Companies Ltd., including Executive Vice President, Atlantic Wholesale Division. Ms. Konkle is a director of Boyd Group Income Fund, Bailey Metal Products and Elswood Investment Corporation. She is also on the advisory Board of Longo’s Fruit Markets Inc. and the advisory Board of Abarta (a privately held Pittsburgh-based company). She is a past director of Dare Foods, The Brick Ltd., Trans Global Insurance, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Konkle obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2014.

Jennefer Nepinak

Ms. Jennefer J. Nepinak is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Nepinak is the Senior Advisor to the President, Indigenous Relations at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. She has over 25 years of political, government and business experience and is skilled at initiating collaborative processes that involve numerous cross-sector partners and stakeholders. Her past roles include Executive Director of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, leadership within both federal and provincial government departments, First Nations governments and in-house counsel for the West Region Tribal Council. A citizen of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty 4 territory and a member of the Minegozhiibe Anishinaabe Nation (Pine Creek First Nation), Ms. Nepinak is fluent in Ojibwe and is a strong and passionate leader firmly rooted in the Indigenous community. Her work is founded in the belief of a balanced approach and focused on ensuring that Indigenous ways of knowing and being are recognized and incorporated.

Eric Stefanson

Mr. Eric L. Stefanson is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Stefanson was the managing partner of the Central Canada Region for BDO Canada LLP Chartered Accountants and Advisors from 2004 to 2009. He also held various positions with Assante Canada, including the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Stefanson was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1990 to 2000 and held various portfolios, including the position of Finance Minister and Chair of the Treasury Board from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Stefanson was a Winnipeg City Councillor from 1982 to 1989 and served as Deputy Mayor. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Via Rail Canada from 2007 to 2016 (serving as Chair of the Audit Committee and as Interim Chairman). Mr. Stefanson is the former Chair of the Audit Committee for FWS Holdings Ltd., the former Chair of the Investment Committee of the Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program, the former Chair of the Audit Committee for the Winnipeg Foundation and the former Chair of the Board for the Health Sciences Centre Foundation. In 2000, Mr. Stefanson received the Icelandic Order of the Falcon from the President of Iceland. In 2013, Mr. Stefanson was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Manitoba.

Victor Tootoo

Mr. Victor Tootoo is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Tootoo is the President of NVision Insight Group, which specializes in empowering Indigenous communities and works with all levels of government and Inuit organizations in Northern Canada. He is also President of Northern Allied Nunavut Travel Inc., a travel management company which caters to corporations in Northern Canada; President of AV Nunavut Fuels Inc., which purchases and distributes fuel to Northern Canada; President of Kivallingmiut and Auyuittiq Aviation, which provides helicopter and charter services in Northern Canada; and President of Nahanni Nunavut Construction, which provides civil project management and general contractor services. Prior to launching his commercial career, Mr. Tootoo held numerous positions with various governments in the North.