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North West Company Inc (NWC.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hugh Riley

67 2008 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Edward Kennedy

58 1997 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Rex Wilhelm

2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

John King

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Daniel McConnell

2017 President, International Retail

Craig Gilpin

2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

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

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, Project Enterprise

Matt Johnson

2014 Vice President - Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing

Laurie Kaminsky

2014 Vice President - NWC Health Products & Services

Brett Marchand

2016 Vice President - Logistics & Distribution, Canada

Chris Santschi

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

Amanda Sutton

2017 Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary

James Walker

2017 Vice-President and General Manager, Wholesale Operations

Walter Pickett

2017 Vice-President and General Manager, Alaska Commercial Company

Glenn Revet

2015 Vice President - Sales and Operations of Giant Tiger

Brock Bulbuck

58 2018 Independent Director

Deepak Chopra

55 2018 Independent Director

Frank Coleman

64 1999 Independent Director

Wendy Evans

67 2005 Independent Director

Stewart Glendinning

52 2014 Independent Director

Robert Kennedy

68 2003 Independent Director

Annalisa King

51 2014 Independent Director

Violet Konkle

64 2014 Independent Director

Eric Stefanson

67 2012 Independent Director

Victor Tootoo

53 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hugh Riley

Mr. Hugh Sanford (Sandy) Riley, J.D., is the Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director of the company. Mr. Riley has been President and CEO of Richardson Financial Group Limited since 2003. He held the positions of Chairman of Investors Group Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and President and CEO of Investors Group Inc. from 1992 to 2001. He is a former director of GMP Capital Inc. and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. In addition to the public company directorships set out below, Mr. Riley is the 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, who joined North West in 1989, was appointed President & 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 received several retail industry and community leadership recognitions, both locally and nationally.

Rex Wilhelm

Mr. Rex Allen Wilhelm is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Wilhelm joined Alaska Commercial Company in 1984. In a 25 year career with the company, Rex has held a number of management roles including small store and large store manager, regional operations manager, food category manager, and Vice-President of Operations. He was promoted to President and COO of ACC in April of 2005. With the acquisition of Cost-U-Less in December of 2007, he was promoted to his current role of President and COO The North West Company (International) Inc. Rex holds a BS in Agricultural Economics and an MA in Agribusiness Management from Washington State University.

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.

Daniel McConnell

Mr. Daniel G. McConnell serves as President, International Retail of the company. Mr. 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.

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

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.

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 Jewellers and also held leadership roles with Palliser Furniture in the EQ3 division and Gemini Fashions of Canada.

Beth Millard Hales

Ms. Beth Millard Hales serves as 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 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 of Project Enterprise 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. In January 2013, Ms. Flewitt was promoted to Vice-President, Merchandise Performance Services and in January 2017 was named Vice-President, Project Enterprise.

Matt Johnson

Mr. Matt D. Johnson is the Vice President - Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing of the company. 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. She joined the Company in 2010 as Senior Manager Retail Pharmacy. In 2011, she became Director, Pharmacy Retail and Hospital. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kaminsky had 20 years of experience in retail pharmacy management, most recently with Walmart Canada. In September 2014, Ms. Kaminsky was promoted to Vice-President, NWC Health Products & Services.

Brett Marchand

Mr. Brett Marchand is the Vice President - Logistics & Distribution, Canada of the company. Mr. Marchand had previously been with Lactalis, the worlds largest dairy products producer where he was Vice-President, Supply Chain and Milk Procurement USA. Prior to Lactalis, Mr. Marchand held a number of supply chain roles with Maple Leaf Foods, ultimately becoming Corporate Vice-President, Six Sigma. He also served in the Canadian Military as a logistics officer.

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.

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 as also worked in the corporate departments of two top-tier Canadian based international business law firms.

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.

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 (Honors) degree from the University of Canada 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 & supplychain 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. He currently sits Canada on the board of the Conference Board of Canada. 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. He is a past Director of the Distribution Council of Canada, The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador Holdings Incorporated., Fishery Products Ltd., and Newfoundland Power (a subsidiary of Fortis). He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Consulting Economists Ltd., Humber Valley Paving Ltd. and Humber Valley Aggregates and Asphalt Ltd. He is currently 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 City Living 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 Canada 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 President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors International since 2016. Since joining Molson Coors in 2005, he has also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors UK; Global Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company; President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors UK and President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors Canada. 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 of the Vancouver Airport Authority and a director of the Templeton DOC General Partnership Ltd.

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 Dare Foods, Bailey Metal Products and Elswood Investment Corporation. She is also on the advisory Board of Longo’s Fruit Markets Inc. She is a past director of The Brick Ltd., Trans Global Insurance, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity.

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 Vice President of NVision Insight Group, which specializes in strategy, budgeting and reporting for local development projects with all levels of government and Inuit organizations in Northern Canada. He is also the President of Northern Allied Nunavut Travel, a travel management company which caters to corporations in Northern Canada; the President of Kivallingmiut 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. Mr. Tootoo holds a Certified General Accounting designation, and also attended Assiniboine Community College where he obtained a Diploma in Business Administration, Management and Operations.