People: Gildan Activewear Inc (GIL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Anderson

65 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Glenn Chamandy

54 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rhodri Harries

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Hoffman

2001 President of Printware

Eric Lehman

1 2011 President - Branded Apparel

Benito Masi

2005 Executive Vice President - Manufacturing

Lindsay Matthews

2011 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Donald Berg

59 2015 Independent Director

Russell Goodman

62 2010 Independent Director

Russ Hagey

52 2013 Independent Director

George Heller

66 2009 Independent Director

Anne Martin-Vachon

2015 Independent Director

Sheila O'Brien

67 2005 Independent Director

Gonzalo Valdes-Fauli

68 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Anderson

Mr. William D. Anderson is Independent Chairman of the Board of Gildan Activewear Inc. He has had a career as a business leader in Canada spanning over thirty years. Mr. Anderson joined the Bell Canada organization in 1992, where from 1998 to 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Anderson served as President of BCE Ventures, the strategic investment unit of BCE Inc. and, from 2001 to 2007, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada International Inc., a subsidiary of BCE Inc. formed to invest in telecommunications operations outside Canada. Prior to joining the Bell Canada organization, Mr. Anderson was in public practice for nearly twenty years with the accounting firm KPMG LLP, where he was a partner for eleven years. Mr. Anderson is also Chairman of the Board of Nordion Inc., formerly known as MDS Inc., a global life sciences company, and serves on the board of directors of TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and energy marketing firm, where he is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Governance and Environment Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization, where he also is the Chairman of the Audit and Conduct Review Committee as well as a member of the Risk Review Committee. Mr. Anderson was educated at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Glenn Chamandy

Mr. Glenn J. Chamandy is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is one of the founders of the Corporation and has devoted his entire career to building Gildan into an industry leader. Mr. Chamandy has been involved in various textile and apparel businesses for over thirty years. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004, Mr. Chamandy served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Gildan.

Rhodri Harries

Mr. Rhodri J. Harries is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Gildan Activewear Inc. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan since 2014, where previously he held the position of Chief Commercial Officer from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Harries joined Alcan in Montreal in 2004 as the Vice President and Corporate Treasurer and remained with the company following its acquisition by Rio Tinto in 2007. Prior to joining Alcan, Mr. Harries spent 15 years in North America, Asia and Europe with General Motors, where he held successive positions of increasing responsibility in corporate finance, treasury and business development.

Michael Hoffman

Mr. Michael R. Hoffman is President of Printware, a subsidiary of Gildan Activewear Inc. He joined Gildan in October 1997. He served as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for the international division until his appointment as President of Printwear in February 2001. Prior to joining Gildan, Mr. Hoffman was employed by Fruit of the Loom, Inc., where he last served as Divisional Vice-President of the Activewear Division.

Eric Lehman

Mr. Eric R. Lehman is President - Branded Apparel of Gildan Activewear Inc. He joined Gildan in December 2006 as Executive Vice-President, Supply Chain. In November 2008, Mr. Lehman’s responsibilities were expanded to include information technology and operational excellence and his title changed to Executive Vice-President, Supply Chain, Information Technology and Operational Excellence until his appointment as President of Branded Apparel in January 2011. He has over twenty years of experience in the supply chain function with national apparel brands. Prior to joining Gildan, Mr. Lehman was employed by Russell Corporation, where he last served as Vice-President of Supply Chain. Prior to that, he held senior supply chain planning positions at both Fruit of the Loom, Inc. and the Hanes Division of Sara Lee Corporation.

Benito Masi

Mr. Benito A. Masi is Executive Vice President - Manufacturing of Gildan Activewear Inc. He has been involved in apparel manufacturing in North America for over twenty-five years. He joined Gildan in 1986, and since then has held various positions in the Company. He was appointed Vice-President, Apparel Manufacturing in February 2001 and his title was changed to Vice-President, Corporate Apparel Operations in September 2003. In August 2004, he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Apparel Manufacturing and was appointed Executive Vice-President, Manufacturing in January 2005.

Lindsay Matthews

Ms. Lindsay Matthews is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Gildan Activewear Inc. She joined Gildan in November 2004 as Director, Legal Affairs and was appointed Corporate Secretary in February 2005. Prior to joining Gildan, Ms. Matthews practiced law for seven years at Ogilvy Renault in the areas of corporate and securities law.

Donald Berg

Mr. Donald G. Berg is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is the retired Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Brown-Forman Corporation, a U.S.-based producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands and one of the largest companies in the global wine and spirits industry. Mr. Berg's career at Brown-Forman Corporation spanned over 25 years, where he held various executive positions including as President of its Advancing Markets Group, President of Brown-Forman Spirits Americas, the company's largest operating group, head of its corporate development and strategy functions and director of its mergers and acquisitions group. Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Mr. Berg has had a wide variety of finance, sales and marketing roles with respected national and international firms after beginning his career as a certified chartered public accountant with Ernst & Whinney. Since April 2014, Mr. Berg has acted as Chief Executive Officer at The Comfy Cow Inc., a privately-held Louisville, Kentucky-based purveyor of specialty gourmet ice cream through its chain of retail shops as well as in fine grocery stores in the Midwest. Mr. Berg is also a member of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a publicly-held media and marketing company.

Russell Goodman

Mr. Russell Goodman is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. From 1998 to June 2011, Mr. Goodman was a senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he served successively as Managing Partner of Project Finance and Privatization for the Americas, Managing Partner of the Montreal office, and Canadian Managing Partner of the Transactions business. Prior to the formation of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, Mr. Goodman served for twenty-one years with Price Waterhouse LLP, including eleven years as a partner. Mr. Goodman is a member of the board of directors and a member of the Audit Committee of Metro Inc., a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., North America's largest ski resort. Mr. Goodman is also a member of the board of directors of Forth Ports Limited, which owns and operates major sea and container ports in the United Kingdom. Mr. Goodman is, as well, a member of the Independent Review Committee of Investors Group Mutual Funds. He also serves on a number of not-forprofit boards, including the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation, where he is Chairman of the Board, and Centraide of Greater Montreal, where he is Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. He previously served as President of the Canadian Club of Montreal. He is a Fellow of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec and is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Goodman was educated at McGill University.

Russ Hagey

Mr. Russ Hagey is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is a Senior Partner and the Worldwide Chief Talent Officer of Bain & Company, Inc., one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. He joined the firm in 1982 and has worked in its San Francisco, Los Angeles, Zurich, and Amsterdam offices. As Chief Talent Officer, Mr. Hagey oversees Bain’s recruiting, professional development, training, and human resources functions for nearly 6,000 global professionals and staff across 50 offices in 32 countries. He also has client leadership responsibilities in the areas of consumer products and health-care services. Mr. Hagey holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He also serves on a number of community and not-for-profit boards.

George Heller

Mr. George J. Heller is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He has had a career as a business leader in the retail sector that spans over forty years. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Heller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s largest diversified general merchandise retailer, operating more than 600 retail outlets in Canada under four banners: the Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Fields. Prior to that, Mr. Heller was President and Chief Executive Officer of Zellers, the mass merchandise retailer of the Hudson’s Bay Company and a leading Canadian mass merchandise department store. Mr. Heller has also held a number of other key positions in the retail industry, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kmart Canada, discount department stores, President, North America & Europe of Bata Industries Ltd., an international footwear manufacturer, and Executive Vice- President of Woodwards Department Stores, a department store chain. Mr. Heller also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Commonwealth Games and was the President and a member of the board of directors of the Commonwealth Games of Canada Foundation, a fundraising organization for amateur athletes. Mr. Heller also serves on the board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a not-for-profit thinktank on Canada’s relations with Asia, where he is Chair of the Investment Committee. Mr. Heller has acted since 2008 as Honorary Consul General of Thailand and as Honorary Trade Advisor to the Government of Thailand since 2000. Mr. Heller has received Honorary Doctorates from Ryerson University and the University of Victoria.

Anne Martin-Vachon

Ms. Anne Martin-Vachon is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. She is Chief Merchandising, Planning and Programming Officer at HSN, Inc., a leading interactive multi-channel entertainment and lifestyle retailer that operates two business segments, HSN and Cornerstone. Ms. Martin-Vachon joined HSN in 2012 after having held various executive positions in the consumer packaged goods and retail industry, including as Chief Marketing Officer at Nordstrom, Inc., a leading fashion specialty retailer operating 293 stores in 38 U.S. states, Chief Executive Officer at Lise Watier Cosmétiques, Inc., a Canadian-based beauty and skincare company, and Chief Marketing Officer at Bath & Body Works, LLC, which operates retail stores for personal care products. Ms. Martin-Vachon began her career at The Procter & Gamble Company, where she spent more than twenty years in a variety of leadership positions across the company's portfolio of beauty, personal care and household brands. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Cosmetic Executive Women, a prominent beauty industry organization.

Sheila O'Brien

Mrs. Sheila H. O'Brien, CM, is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. She is a business advisor, corporate director and President of Belvedere 1 Investments Ltd. She has over thirty years’ experience in the oil and gas, pipeline and petrochemical sectors in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has held executive positions in the areas of human resources, investor relations, public affairs and government relations with Amoco International, Petro-Canada and Nova Corporation. She created and implemented an innovative workforce restructuring program based on the dignity of the employee, which was designated a Worldwide Best Practice by Watson Wyatt International Consultancy. In addition, she has been active in the not-for-profit sector, having served on over 25 boards of directors, dealing primarily with human rights, women’s rights and giving voice to marginalized members of society, and is the founder of several enduring community events celebrating the accomplishments of women. She was invested in the Order of Canada in 1998 and was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for community service. She has served on the boards of directors of TransForce Income Fund, Canada’s largest trucking enterprise, publicly-traded and headquartered in Montreal, Skye Resources, a Vancouver-based, publicly-traded nickel mining company with assets in Guatemala, CFM Majestic, a Mississauga-based publicly-traded fireplace manufacturing company, and Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., an Alberta-based publicly-traded oil and natural gas company. She currently serves on the board of directors of Alberta Energy Regulator, a regulatory body with a mandate to provide for the environmentally responsible development of Alberta’s energy resources. Ms. O’Brien is a graduate of the MTC program at the University of Western Ontario, and completed a one-year sabbatical on creativity and innovation at various U.S. schools in 1990.

Gonzalo Valdes-Fauli

Mr. Gonzalo F. Valdes-Fauli is Independent Director of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of BroadSpan Capital LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in financial advisory services. Mr. Valdes-Fauli retired from Barclays Bank PLC (major UK-based global bank) in 2001, where he held the position of Vice-Chairman, Barclays Capital, and Group Chief Executive Officer, Latin America. Mr. Valdes-Fauli also serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, a health insurance provider, and was Chairman of the Board of Republic Bank of Dominican Republic, a financial services provider, until November 2007. He is Trustee Emeritus of the University of Miami and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Valdes-Fauli holds a Master’s Degree in international finance from Thunderbird Graduate School for International Management.

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