Board of Directors

Andrew T. Molson

CHAIRMAN

Mr. Molson is chairman of AVENIR GLOBAL, an organization that he has been with since 1997. With headquarters in Montreal since its founding in 1976, AVENIR GLOBAL is a network uniting seven strategic communications firms across Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, including NATIONAL Public Relations, AXON, Madano, SHIFT Communications, Padilla, Cherry and Hanover. In addition to the public company noted below, Mr. Molson also currently serves as a director of Groupe Deschênes Inc. and CH Group Limited Partnership, a sports and entertainment company.
He is also President of the Molson Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to the betterment of Canadian society, and serves on several non-profit boards, including those of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations, Concordia University Foundation, the evenko foundation for emerging talent, Business / Arts, the Québec Blue Cross and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. He previously served as a director of The Group Jean Coutu PJC Inc. from 2014 to 2018, as Chair of our Board from May 2011 to May 2013 and Vice Chair of our Board from May 2009 to May 2011. Mr. Molson holds a law degree from Laval University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree in corporate governance and ethics from the University of London.
 

Committee Assignment:

  •  Nominating

Canadian Public Company Boards:

  • Dundee Corporation (Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX): DC.A) since 2015.

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Extensive Knowledge of our History and Culture
  • Long-Term, Highly-Committed Significant Stockholder
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Canadian Beer Business Expertise
  • Long-term Director
  • Other Director Experience
  • Advanced Degree
Andrew T. Molson

Peter H. Coors

VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Coors served as our Chairman from May 2017 to May 2019 and Chief Customer Relations Officer from October 2016 to December 2019. He also serves as a trustee and is Co-Chairman of Adolph Coors Company, LLC, the trust holding company of the Adolph Coors Jr. Trust (Coors Trust) and other Coors’ family trusts. He is Chairman of the Trust Committee of the Coors Trust and trustee of various other Coors’ Family Trust Committees. He is also the President of the Adolph Coors Foundation, a family foundation and a manager of Keystone, Inc., the holding company for Coorstek and other Coors’ family owned businesses. He has also been a director of Energy Corporation of America since 1996. Since joining our 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. He served Coors Brewing Company, our wholly owned subsidiary, as Chairman of the board of directors since 2002, as a director since 1973, and as the Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 2000. He also served Adolph Coors Company, as chief executive officer from 2000 to 2002 and as chairman of the board from 2002 to 2005. At various times since 2005, Mr. Coors has served as our Chair and Vice Chair of our Board. Mr. Coors also serves on numerous community and civic boards, including the American Enterprise Institute, the National Western Stock Show and the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Committee Assignment:

  • Nominating

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Former CEO of our Company
  • Long-term, Highly Committed Significant Stockholder
  • Extensive Knowledge of our History and Culture
  • Strong Relationships with U.S. Distributors and Retailers
  • Recognized Beer Industry Leader
  • Long-term Director
  • U.S. Beer Business Expertise
  • Well-recognized Public Representative of our Company
Pete H. Coors

Geoffrey E. Molson

DIRECTOR SINCE 2009

Mr. Molson has been a general partner of CH Group Limited Partnership since December 2009 and the President and Chief Executive Officer of CH Group Limited Partnership since 2011, which owns the Montreal Canadiens, evenko, Equipe Spectra, Just for Laughs and the Bell Centre. He currently represents Molson Coors as an ambassador, representing the Molson family in key strategic areas of our business. He is also a member of the board of directors of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group, and a member of the Molson Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to the betterment of Canadian society, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. From June 2015 to May 2017, Mr. Molson served as our Chair. From1999 to 2009, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility for Molson Inc., including its former U.S. business. Mr. Molson holds an M.B.A. from Babson Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University.

Committee Assignment:

  • Nominating

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Extensive Knowledge of our History and Culture
  • Long-Term, Highly-Committed Significant Stockholder
  • Beer Sales and Marketing Background
  • Key Account Management
  • Distributor Development
  • Sports and Entertainment Industry
  • Canadian Beer Business Expertise


Other Director Experience:

  • Advanced Business Degree
Geoffrey E. Molson

Gavin Hattersley

DIRECTOR SINCE 2019

Business Experience:

Prior to his current position, Mr. Hattersley served as Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors, the U.S. division of Molson Coors, from September 2015. Prior to joining MillerCoors, Mr. Hattersley served as Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors from June 2012 to September 2015. From July 2008 to June 2012, Mr. Hattersley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MillerCoors. He also served as Senior Vice President, Finance for Miller Brewing Company from October 2002 to July 2008. He came to Miller Brewing Company from SAB Limited of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he held several financial management positions before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1999. Prior to joining SAB Limited in 1997, he spent almost 10 years with Barloworld Limited in various finance positions.

Education:

Mr. Hattersley holds an honors degree in accounting science and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Africa. He passed the Public Accountants and Auditors Board exams in 1987.

Gavin Hattersley

David S. Coors

DIRECTOR SINCE 2020

Mr. Coors has been the Vice President of Next Generation Beverages for Molson Coors since December 2019. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Adolph Coors Company LLC and has been President of AC Golden Brewing Company LLC since May 2018. Prior to his current role, Mr. Coors held various management positions within our organization including General Manager of Australasia from June 2013 to December 2016 and Senior Director of Global Craft and Retail from January 2017 to March 2018. He currently serves on the board of directors of AC Summit LLC and is the Chairman of the board of directors of MJB Wood Group LLC. Mr. Coors also serves on several community and civic boards, including the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, Coors Western Art Exhibit, Young Guns Committee and Visit Denver. Mr. Coors holds a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Engineering Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University College of Engineering.

Committee Assignment:

  • Nominating

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • P&L Management
  • Current Executive
  • Brand Building and Marketing Experience
  • Extensive Knowledge of our History and Culture
  • Long-term, Highly Committed Stockholder
  • U.S. Beer Business Expertise
  • International and Craft Beer Expertise
David S. Coors

Roger G. Eaton

DIRECTOR SINCE 2012

Mr. Eaton currently manages multiple business interests since his retirement as the Chief Executive Officer of KFC, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), a position he held from August 2015 to March 2019. Prior to that, he held several US and international positions at Yum!. From April 2011 to August 2015 he served as the Chief Operations Officer of Yum!. From January 2014 to April 2015, he served as President of the KFC division, overseeing KFC’s business in the Middle East, Thailand, Asia Franchise Business Unit, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Additionally, in 2011 he served as the Yum! Operational Excellence Officer. From June 2008 to February 2011, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of KFC USA. Mr. Eaton holds a post graduate diploma in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Natal - Durban in South Africa. He passed the South African Public Accountants and Auditors Board exams in 1982, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Committee Assignment:

  • Audit

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Financial Expert
  • Global Retail Brand Management
  • P&L Management
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Experience as a Chief Executive Officer
Roger G. Eaton

Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh

DIRECTOR SINCE 2015

Ms. Ferguson-McHugh has served as Group President, Global Family Care and P&G Ventures at Procter & Gamble Co. since November 2015. She has been with Procter & Gamble Co. since 1986, in various roles of increasing responsibility. In particular, before serving in her current position, she served as Group President, Global Family Care at Procter & Gamble Co. from December 2014 to November 2015. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Group President, Western Europe, Global Discounter and Pharmacy Channels. Ms. Ferguson-McHugh holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Pacific.

Committee Assignment:

  • Compensation & HR

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • P&L Management
  • Brand Building and Marketing Experience
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Consumer Insight
  • Consumer-Packaged Goods Experience
  • Advanced Business Degree
Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh

Charles M. Herington

DIRECTOR SINCE 2005

Mr. Herington has served as Vice Chairman and President at Zumba Fitness LLC since August 2013. In May 2018, he was appointed to the board of Gildan Activewear, Inc. and serves on the compensation and human resources committee as well as the corporate governance and social responsibility committee. He also sits on the boards of Klox Technologies and Hy Cite Enterprises LLC. He previously served as a director of NII Holding (Nextel International) where he also served as Chairman of the compensation committee between 2003 and 2013. He also served as a director of our predecessor company, Adolph Coors Company, since 2003. From March 2006 to August 2012, he held positions of increasing responsibility leading up to office of the Chairman/EVP of Emerging and Developing Market Group at Avon Products Inc., a global consumer products company. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Herington was President and Chief Executive Officer of AOL Latin America. Prior to that, he served as President at Revlon Latin America from 1997 to 1999. From 1990 to 1997, he held a variety of executive positions in several different geographies leading to division president with Pepsico Restaurant International. From 1981 to 1990, he held various marketing and executive positions in different countries at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Herington holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Systems from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Committee Assignment:

  • Audit

U.S. Public Company Boards:

  • Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE/TSX: GIL)

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Operating Experience
  • Diversity
  • Marketing
  • Brand Building
  • General Management
  • Long-term Director
  • Multicultural Lens from Living in Five Countries: Canada, U.S., Latin America, Central and Eastern European Market Experience
Charles M. Herington

Iain J.G. Napier

DIRECTOR SINCE 2008

Mr. Napier has served since April 2008, as the senior independent director of William Grant and Sons Holdings Limited, a private company that produces and distributes spirits and currently serves as the Chairman of William Grant and Sons Holdings Limited’s audit committee. From 2008 to 2017, he served as Chairman of the board of directors of McBride plc, where he also served as the Chairman of the nomination committee and as a member of the remuneration committee. From September 2008 to May 2016 he served as a director of John Menzies plc, where he also served as Chairman of the board of directors and its nominating committee. In addition, from March 2000 to February 2014, he served as a non-executive director of Imperial Brands plc, where he served as Chairman of the board of directors and its nominating committee beginning in 2007. From 2001 to 2006, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Woodrow plc. From 2000 to 2001, he was Vice President U.K. and Ireland for InBev S.A. following its acquisition of Bass Brewers Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Bass Brewers and Bass International Brewers from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Napier is a chartered global management accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Committee Assignment:

  • Compensation & HR
  • Finance

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Financial Literacy
  • International Business Expertise
  • P&L Management
  • Beer and Leisure Industry Experience
  • United Kingdom Beer Market Experience
  • Other Director Experience
Iain J.G. Napier

Nessa O'Sullivan

DIRECTOR SINCE 2020

Ms. O’Sullivan is the Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Brambles Limited (Brambles), a logistics company with operations in over 60 countries (Australian Securities Exchange (ASX): BXBLY). She was appointed to her current executive role in November 2016 and was appointed to the Brambles board of directors in April 2017. From 2005 to 2015, she served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, an ASX-listed beverage company, including five years from 2010 to 2015 as the Group Chief Financial Officer. From 2000 to 2005, she served as Chief Financial Officer of the South Pacific Region of Yum! Brands, Inc., an American fast food corporation (New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): YUM). Ms. O’Sullivan also previously worked at PwC in Ireland and Australia. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Committee Assignment:

  • Audit
  • Human Resources

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Financial Expertise
  • Audit
  • Operations
  • International Business
  • Consumer-Packaged Goods Experience
  • Food and Beverage Company Experience
  • Chief Financial Officer Experience
  • M&A and Capital Markets
  • Other Director Experience
  • Outside Public Board Experience
Nessa O'Sullivan

H. Sanford Riley

DIRECTOR SINCE 2005

Mr. Riley has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited, a specialized financial services company, since 2003. In addition, he has been a director of the two public companies noted below. Mr. Riley previously served as a director of GMP Capital, Inc. (TSX: GMP), an investment dealer, from 2009 to 2017, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT) from 2011 to 2017 and Manitoba Hydro, a Canadian Crown corporation, where he also served as Chairman of the board of directors from May 2016 to March 2018. He has also previously served as a director of Molson, Inc. Mr. Riley is also involved with various community organizations, including serving as Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation past Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg and past Chairman of the Manitoba Business Council. Mr. Riley holds a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Committee Assignment:

  • Compensation
  • Nominating & HR

Canadian Public Company Boards:

  • Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) since 2011.
  • The North West Company (TSX: NWC) since 2002 (current chairman)

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Long-term Director
  • Finance Expertise
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Leadership Experience Highly Regulated Global
  • Experience as a Chief Executive Officer
H. Sanford Riley

Douglas D. Tough

DIRECTOR SINCE 2012

Mr. Tough was the Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, from March 2010 to September 2014. He also served as IFF’s Chairman of the board of directors from March 2010 to December 2014. After joining IFF’s board of directors in 2008, he served as its non-executive Chairman of the board from October 2009 to March 2010, when he became IFF’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tough holds an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

Committee Assignment:

  • Compensation & HR

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Multi-brand International Company Experience
  • Food and Beverage Company Experience
  • P&L Management
  • Experience as a Chief Executive Officer
  • Other Director Experience
  • Advanced Business Degree
Douglas D. Tough

Louis Vachon

DIRECTOR SINCE 2012

Mr. Vachon has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Canada since June 2007. He has also served as a director of the National Bank of Canada since 2006, where he has taken positions of increasing responsibility since 1996. He also currently serves as a director of the Business Council of Canada and CH Group Inc., and has, in the past, held a variety of other board positions. Most recently, he served as a director of Fiera Capital Corporation from April 2012 until January 2017. In 2016, he was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada and was the recipient of the Global Citizens Award from the United Nations Association in Canada. In 2014, Mr. Vachon was named Chief Executive Officer of the year by the Canadian Business magazine. Mr. Vachon holds a Master of International Business degree in international finance from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Bates College and a CFA certification from the CFA Institute. Mr. Vachon was knighted by the Ordre de Montréal in 2018.

Committee Assignment:

  • Finance
  • Canadian Public Company Boards:
  • National Bank of Canada (TSX: NBC) since 2007.

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Financial Markets
  • Financing
  • Strategy
  • Experience as a Chief Executive Officer
  • Canadian Market Experience
  • Other Director Experience
  • Advanced Degree in International Finance
Louis Vachon

James "Sandy" A. Winnefeld, Jr.

DIRECTOR SINCE 2020

Admiral Winnefeld retired from the United States Navy in July 2015 after serving as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States’ number two ranking military officer, from August 2011 until July 2015. Prior to his retirement, Admiral Winnefeld had a 37-year career in the United States Navy, serving in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Commander, U.S. Northern Command, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, and Commander, Allied Joint Command Lisbon. He is currently a Professor of International Affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Since April 2020, Admiral Winnefeld has served on the board of directors of Raytheon Technologies, a NYSE-listed major U.S. defense contractor and industry corporation (NYSE: RTX), and currently serves on Raytheon Technologies’ finance, compensation and special activities committees.  Admiral Winnefeld served as a member of the Raytheon Company board (NYSE: RTN) from 2017 until the closing of the merger between Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation, when he became a member of the Raytheon Technologies. Admiral Winnefeld has also served as a director of various private companies, including Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a privately-held laundry equipment manufacturer, Cytec Defense Materials LLC, a privately-held composite materials distributor, for which he also serves as chairman, and Enterprise Holdings, Inc., a privately-held vehicle rental, fleet management and automobile sales company. He is also an advisor to various companies, including BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, and a strategic advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among others. Admiral Winnefeld and his spouse Mary are also the co-founders of the non-profit organization, Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic. In addition, he is a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology Advisory Board and the Board of Advisors of the Georgia Institute of Technology Research Institute and a Trustee of the Naval Academy Foundation athletics and scholarship programs. Admiral Winnefeld holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Naval War College and the Naval Nuclear Power School.

Committee Assignment:

  • Audit
  • Human Resources

Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Senior Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategy
  • International and Governmental Affairs Experience
  • Corporate Governance
  • Outside Public Board Experience
James "Sandy" A. Winnefeld Jr.