Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors discharges its responsibilities directly, on the advice and recommendations of its committees. The Board of Directors has established five standing committees and delegates certain of its responsibilities to each of the committees. In this regard, each committee is mandated to report to the Board of Directors and to carry out certain responsibilities. However, all decisions, recommendations and proposals require full Board of Directors acceptance. The Board of Directors has approved Terms of Reference that govern the Board of Directors and the committees of the Board of Directors.

Claude Boulay
Member, Board of Directors

Claude Boulay

Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Claude Boulay (Doctor of Laws), is Corporate Secretary of Pernod Ricard Canada Ltd. and Director of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Gooderham & Worts Ltd., Allied Domecq (Canada) Ltd. and Seagram (China) Ltd. He has been a director of Corby since July 2008 and has been external legal counsel of many subsidiaries of the Pernod Ricard Group since 1996.

Robert Llewellyn
Chair, Audit Committee
Chair, Independent Committee

Robert Llewellyn

Chair, Audit Committee
Chair, Independent Committee

Mr. Robert L. Llewellyn has been a director of Corby since 1999. Mr. Llewellyn was Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Sales, of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, from 1990 to 1999.

Donald Lussier
Chair, Management Resources Committee

Donald Lussier

Chair, Management Resources Committee

Mr. Donald V. Lussier has been a director of Corby since November 2009. Mr. Lussier was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (“MLCC”), from 2001 to 2009. During his 35 years at the MLCC, Mr. Lussier held a number of positions in marketing, retail, purchasing and distribution. Prior to joining the MLCC, Mr. Lussier was employed with the Manitoba Government, Department of Finance, and in Ottawa with the Ministry of Transport in Corporate Planning. He is also a past President of the Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions.

George McCarthy
Chair, Board of Directors

George McCarthy

Chair, Board of Directors

Mr. George F. McCarthy has been the Chairman of Corby’s Board since 1999 and a director of Corby since 1993. Mr. McCarthy was the President of The Americas, Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine from 1995 to 2000, and the President of North America, Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine from 1993 to 1995. He was the President of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Limited in Montréal, Québec, from 1991 to 1993, and the President of Seagram Far East from 1988 to 1991. Prior to joining Seagram, Mr. McCarthy served in various executive positions with The Pillsbury Company and also held various sales and marketing positions with Heublein Inc. and E & J Gallo Winery.

Patricia Nielsen
Chair, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Patricia Nielsen

Chair, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Ms. Patricia Nielsen has been a director of Corby since November 2000. Ms. Nielsen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Automobile Association, Niagara, and was the Chief Executive Officer of Maxxam Analytics Corporation, from 2002 to 2006. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital IT from 1993 to 1999.

R. Patrick O'Driscoll
President & Chief Executive Officer

R. Patrick O'Driscoll

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Patrick O’Driscoll is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corby and has been a director of Corby since July 2009. Mr. O’Driscoll was the Chief Executive Officer of Malibu-Kahlúa International, a dba of Pernod Ricard U.S.A. LLC, from 2007 to 2009, after serving as Commercial Director of Chivas Brothers Ltd. from 2002 to 2007. He joined Pernod Ricard as Marketing Manager of Campbell Distillers in 1992. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, Mr. O’Driscoll held various positions with International Distillers & Vintners since 1985.

Kate Thompson
Member, Board of Directors

Kate Thompson

Member, Board of Directors

Ms. Kate Thompson is Legal Director for Pernod Ricard EMEA and LATAM and a director of Corby since March 2017. She was Legal, Corporate Affairs and Communications Director of Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd. from 2010 to 2016, as well as Company Secretary from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that Ms. Thompson held various positions within Pernod Ricard Winemakers from 1998 to 2009.

Paul Duffy
Member, Board of Directors

Paul Duffy

Member, Board of Directors

Mr. Paul Duffy is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard North America and Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard USA and has been a director of Corby since July 2016. He is also a member of the Pernod Ricard Group Executive Committee. Mr. Duffy was the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of The Absolut Company from 2012 to 2016. He joined The Absolut Company from the US, where he had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard USA from 2008 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Duffy held a number of other senior management roles in Pernod Ricard including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Irish Distillers, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pernod Ricard UK.

Antonio Sánchez Villarreal
Vice-President, & Chief Financial Officer

Antonio Sánchez Villarreal

Vice-President, & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Antonio Sánchez Villarreal is the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation and has been a director since September, 2015. He was Chief Financial Officer of Pernod Ricard Japan from 2012 to 2015 and was Chief Financial Officer of Jan-Becher from 2009 to 2011. He was the Vice-President of Finance for Malibu-Kahlua International from 2005 to 2009; Director of FP&A Allied Domecq North America from 2003 to 2005 and Finance Manager for Allied Domecq North America from 2001 to 2002, after serving as Project Manager in Operations at Allied Domecq Mexico in 2000. Mr. Sanchez Villarreal was also a Senior Financial Analyst, Global Operations at Allied Domecq PLC from 1999 to 2000 and started his career as a Financial Analyst at Allied Domecq Spain in 1996.