Board Of Directors

Stockholders and interested parties may communicate directly with the independent Directors or the non-employee Directors by writing to those individuals or the group at the following address: 

Molson Coors Brewing Company, c/o Corporate Secretary
1225 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, Colorado 80202

Correspondence received by the Secretary will be forwarded to the appropriate person or persons in accordance with the procedures adopted by a majority of the independent Directors of the Board.

Geoff Molson

Geoff Molson

Chairman of the Board
Molson Coors Brewing Company

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Mr. Molson has served as Chairman and a General Partner (since December 2009), and is the President and Chief Executive Officer (since June 2011) of the CH Group Limited Partnership, owner of the Montréal Canadiens Hockey Club, Evenko and The Bell Centre. From 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Molson served as Vice-President of Marketing for Molson. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2004 to 2005, Vice President of Quality and Distributor Development from 2001 to 2004, and Key Account Sales Manager — Canada and Director of Trade Marketing from 1999 to 2001, for Molson USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. He was a senior consultant at CSC Consulting (formerly The Kalchas Group), a strategy consultancy firm, from 1996 to 1999. Prior to this he worked in media at The Coca-Cola Company. 

Mr. Molson holds an MBA from Babson Business School and a BA from St. Lawrence University. Mr. Molson is a member of The Molson Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to the betterment of Canadian society, as well as St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. He currently represents Molson Coors as Ambassador, representing the Molson family in key strategic areas of the business. He has served as a Director of Rona Inc. since May 2012.

As a member of the Molson family, which has been instrumental in developing the Canadian beer business since it opened the now-oldest brewery in North America in 1786, Mr. Molson brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the Company’s history and culture, and the perspective of a long-term, highly committed stockholder.  He also brings experience in beer sales, marketing, distributor development and key account management.  Additionally, Mr. Molson brings experience in the sports and entertainment industry, which is an important marketing platform for the company.

Peter H. Coors

Vice-Chairman of the Board
Molson Coors Brewing Company

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Since July 2008, Mr. Coors has also served as Chairman of the Board of MillerCoors in which the Company owns a 42% interest. He serves as trustee of Adolph Coors Company, LLC, Trustee of the Adolph Coors, Jr. Trust (Coors Trust), and he chairs the trust committee for the Coors Trust. The Coors Trust is a party to the Voting Agreement with Pentland Securities (1981) Inc. (Pentland) and 4280661 Canada Inc. (discussed further in the Beneficial Ownership Table beginning on page 22). Mr. Coors previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Molson Coors from 2005 to December 2008. He served Adolph Coors Company, the predecessor company to Molson Coors, as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2002 to 2005, and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2002. He has served Coors Brewing Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2002, a director since 1973, and Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 2000. Since joining the Company in 1971, he has served in a number of different executive and management positions for Adolph Coors Company, Coors Brewing Company, and Molson Coors. 

Mr. Coors also serves on numerous community and civic boards, including the University of Colorado Hospital, National Western Stock Show and the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a director of U.S. Bancorp from 1996 until September 2008. He has been a director of Energy Corp. of America since 1996.

As a member of the Coors family and a former CEO of the company, Mr. Coors, a major stockholder, brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the Company’s history and culture, and the perspective of a long-term, highly committed stockholder. Mr. Coors provides a strong relationship with U.S. distributors. Mr. Coors is a recognized leader in the beer industry and provides a strong perspective, leadership and expertise in the U.S. beer business. He is also a well-recognized public representative of the company.

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Mark Hunter

President and Chief Executive Officer
Molson Coors Brewing Company

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Mark is President and CEO of Molson Coors and serves as a member of the Board. He brings more than 20 years of Molson Coors experience and most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Europe. 

Prior to that, Mark was President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors UK. Before that, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Molson Coors Canada where he responsible for all sales and marketing activities. Earlier in his career Mark managed the export markets and business unit strategy for Bass Brewers and marketing management of the Carling brand. He has also served on the board of Bass Brewers as Marketing Director and the board of Coors Brewers Ltd. Before joining the Bass in 1989, he held a variety of sales positions with Hallmark Cards and Bulmers Drinks. 

He holds a Bachelor Honours degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mark is required to be nominated to serve on the Board according to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation, by virtue of his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He provides extensive experience in the beer business. He also provides the Board with management’s perspective.

Peter J. Coors

Brewery Manager
MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery

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Mr. Coors is the Brewery Manager at the MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery since September 2014. Prior to that, he held various management positions across the U.S. within the MillerCoors organization, most recently as Manager of Trade and Consumer Quality from June 2011 to August 2014. Prior to joining MillerCoors, he held various positions with the Molson Coors organization from August 2003 to October 2008. He began his career with Coors Brewing Company in Elkton, Virginia in 2001 as a Bottle Team Leader. He currently serves on the Executive Board of Trustees of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on the Board of Trustees for the Adolph Coors Company LLC and various Coors' family trusts. He earned his Master's Degree and his undergraduate degree in Operations Research Industrial Engineering from Cornell University College of Engineering.

Andrew T. Molson

Chairman
RES PUBLICA Consulting Group

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Mr. Molson is a partner and chairman of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group, a Montreal-based holding and management company for two leading professional services firms, NATIONAL Public Relations and Cohn & Wolfe Canada, both offering strategic public relations counsel to a wide range of businesses. 

He became a member of the Quebec bar in 1995 and holds a bachelors of arts degree from Princeton University, a masters of science in corporate governance and ethics from the University of London (Birkbeck College). 

He is chairman of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and a director of The Montreal Canadiens, DundeeWealth Inc., Groupe Deschênes Inc. and Montréal International. He is president of the Molson Foundation and serves on several non-profit boards, including Concordia University, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. Chairman of the board, Fondation Montréal inc.

Brian Goldner

Brian Goldner

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hasbro, Inc.

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Mr. Goldner is President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hasbro, Inc., a children’s and family leisure time entertainment products and services company, a position he has held since 2008. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Goldner was Chief Operating Officer and from 2003 to 2006 was President of the U.S. Toys Segment of Hasbro, Inc. Mr. Goldner serves on the boards of the Toy Industry Association, the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI, and Hole in the Wall Camps.

Prior to joining Hasbro, Mr. Goldner held a number of management positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bandai America, Worldwide Director in Charge of the LA office of J. Walter Thompson, and Vice President and Account Director in the Chicago office of Leo Burnett Advertising.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Executive Education Program at the Amos Tuck School.
Mr. Goldner provides the Board with extensive experience in building global brands and growing multi-brand international companies. Additionally, he brings business experience as a CEO.

Brian Goldner

Louis Vachon

President and Chief Operations Officer
National Bank

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Director of Molson Coors since May 2012. Mr. Vachon assumed the role of President, Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Canada in June 2007 and has served as a member of the Bank’s board of directors since 2007. He has also served as a Director of Fiera Capital Corporation since April 2012. He also currently serves on the board of directors for the Conseil des Gouverneurs Associes de l’Universite de Montreal and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and he has held other board positions as well. Mr. Vachon has been with the National Bank of Canada since 1996, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer and Director; Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial and Chairman of Natcan Investment Management;  Chairman of National Bank Financial; Senior Vice President of Treasury and Financial Markets; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Innocap Investment Management. 

Mr. Vachon holds a Master of International Business degree in international finance from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bates College and a CFA certification from the CFA Institute. Mr. Vachon was identified by a third party search firm.


Mr. Vachon provides the Board with an extensive experience with financial markets, including financing and strategy. Additionally, Mr. Vachon brings business experience as a CEO of a bank and brings Canadian market experience.

Roger Eaton

Chief Operations Officer
Yum! Brands, Inc.

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Mr. Eaton assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc. in February 2012.  He also oversees the Asia FBU (Franchise Business Unit) and the KFC and Pizza Hut SOPAC (South Pacific) business for the Company’s international division, Yum! Restaurants International (YRI).  From June 2008 to February 2012, Mr. Eaton was CEO and President of KFC USA.  He also held several international positions at the company, including Senior Vice President, Regional Operations Director, General Manager and Finance Director in the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. From 1996 to 2000 and prior to his time at Yum! Brands, Inc., Mr. Eaton was employed by Hoyts Corporation — one of the world’s leading entertainment companies — where he served as Chief Operating Officer of Hoyts Cinemas Australia Limited and President of Hoyts USA Limited. He also worked as General Manager of Finance for Hoyts Pty Ltd, the private holding company of Hoyts Entertainment Ltd and Hoyts Media Ltd. 

Mr. Eaton holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a post graduate diploma in accounting from the University of Natal - Durban in South Africa. He passed the South African Public Accountants and Auditors Board exams in 1982.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Eaton was identified by a third party search firm.


Mr. Eaton provides the Board extensive experience in global retail brand management, operations and finance.

Charles M Herington

Charles M. Herington

Director
NII Holdings

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Mr. Herington previously served as a director of Adolph Coors Company since 2003. Since September 2012, Mr. Herington acts as an independent consultant to companies regarding a variety of issues including marketing, brand building and operations. He was Executive Vice President, Developing Market Group, Avon Products Inc., a large global consumer products company, from March 2011 to August 2012. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe of Avon Products Inc., a position he held since June 2009. He was EVP, Latin America Avon Products from March 2008 to June 2009, and Senior Vice President, Latin America Avon Products from March 2006 to March 2008. From 1999 to February 2006, Mr. Herington was President and CEO of AOL Latin America, a NASDAQ publicly-traded company. (In June 2005, AOL Latin America filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In April 2006, the bankruptcy court approved the company’s recovery and liquidation plan.) 

From 1997 to 1999 he served as President, Revlon Latin America. From 1990 to 1997, he held a variety of executive positions with Pepsico Restaurants International. From 1981 to 1990 he held different marketing and executive positions at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Herington currently serves as a director of NII Holdings, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Advo Inc. from 2004 to 2007.


Mr. Herington provides the Board almost 30 years of experience in marketing, brand building and operations including his senior executive operations experience in Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe, and extensive marketing experience in Canada.

Franklin W Hobbs

Franklin W. Hobbs

Chairman
Ally Financial Inc.

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Mr. Hobbs previously served as a director of Adolph Coors Company since 2001. He served as Chief Executive for the investment bank, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, from 2002 to January 2003. He served in roles of increasing responsibility at Dillon, Read & Co., an investment bank, from 1972 to 1992, as Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 1997, and ultimately served as Chairman of UBSWarburg following a series of mergers between Dillon Read and SBC Warburg, and later with Union Bank of Switzerland. Mr. Hobbs has served as an advisor to One Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm, since 2004. 

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lord, Abbett & Co. He is Chairman of the Board of Ally Financial Inc. (formerly General Motors Acceptance Corp.), and serves on the Board of Trustees and is Treasurer of The Frick Collection. Formerly, he served on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, also serving on the Audit Committee, and was President of the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy, where he also served on the Audit Committee. Mr. Hobbs is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.


Mr. Hobbs provides the Board with a high level of financial literacy and expertise due to his background as an investment banker, his service on audit committees and his experience as a CEO. He also provides extensive knowledge about the Company.

Iain Napier

Iain Napier

Chairman
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

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Mr. Napier is currently Chairman of Imperial Tobacco Group plc (since February 2007), where he chairs the Nominations Committee, and Chairman of McBride PLC (since July 2007), also where he chairs the Nominations Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is a Non-Executive Director of William Grant & Sons Holdings Limited (since May 2009), where he chairs the Audit Committee. Mr. Napier previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Woodrow PLC, an international housing and development company, from 2002 to 2006. 

Prior to this, he worked extensively in the beer and leisure industries. From 2000 to 2001, he was Vice President U.K. and Ireland for InBev S.A., following their acquisition of Bass Brewers Ltd. From 1989 to 2000 he held various leadership positions with Bass, including as a main board Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bass Brewers and Bass International Brewers from 1996 to 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Napier also held senior management positions at Ford Motor Company and Whitbread PLC. Mr. Napier is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Mr. Napier provides the Board with a high level of financial literacy and expertise due to his background as a chartered management accountant, his service on public company audit committees and his experience as a CEO. He also provides extensive experience in the beer and leisure industries, including the U.K beer market.

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Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh

Group President, Global Family Care
Procter & Gamble

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Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh serves as the group president of Global Family Care for Proctor & Gamble Company, one of the world’s largest makers of consumer-packaged goods. Ferguson-McHugh joined P&G in 1986 as an assistant brand manager for Vicks NyQuil. She served as president for Global Family Care in 2010 and resumed leadership of the Global Family Care business as group president in 2014. She has also previously served as group president for Europe.

Named one of the most powerful women in Europe by Fortune magazine, Ferguson-McHugh has also served as a member of the boards of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the YWCA.

Ferguson-McHugh brings to the Molson Coors board extensive experience in the consumer goods sector, as well as her vast knowledge and expertise in international markets.

Doug Tough

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
International Flavors and Fragrances Inc.

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Mr. Tough is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF). Mr. Tough joined the IFF Board in 2008 and served as its non-Executive Chairman from October 2009 until he became Chief Executive Officer of the Company in March 2010. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ansell Limited from 2004 until March 2010. Prior to joining Ansell, Mr. Tough held a number of positions with Procter & Gamble Company for 12 years, as well as a variety of executive positions with Cadbury Schweppes Plc (Cadbury), including serving as Chief Executive Officer of Dr Pepper / 7UP, Cadbury’s largest unit.

Mr. Tough is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (B.B.A.) and an M.B.A. graduate of the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. Tough provides the Board with extensive experience with multi-brand international companies, including a food and beverage company. Additionally, he brings business experience as a CEO.

H Sanford Riley

H. Sanford Riley

President and Chief Executive Officer
Richardson Financial Group

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Mr. Riley previously served as a director of Molson since 1999. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group, Ltd., a specialized financial services company, since 2003. Between 1992 and 2001, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc., a personal financial services organization, retiring as Chairman in 2002. Mr. Riley has served as a director of The North West Company since 2002, becoming Chairman in 2008, and is also a director of GMP Capital, a publicly traded investment dealer. 

His community affiliations include serving as Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation Board of Directors, past Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg and past Chairman of the Manitoba Business Council. He obtained a B.A. from Queen’s University and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Riley is a Member of the Order of Canada.


Mr. Riley provides the Board a critical understanding of the Company and our business as a result of his years of service as a director. He also provides a high level of finance and corporate governance expertise, having served in executive leadership and board positions with several highly regulated global companies.

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