The Board of Directors of Canopy Growth Corp. provides the leadership and oversight needed to forge an industry leader in an emerging industry. The Board is fully committed to our stakeholders and shareholders, leveraging decades of collective corporate governance experience to provide stability and growth over the long term.
JUDY SCHMELING – CHAIR OF THE BOARD, DIRECTOR, MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Judy A. Schmeling currently serves as the Chair of the Board and is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”). Ms. Schmeling also serves as a Director of Constellation Brands Inc. (“CBI”), as well as a member of CBI’s Governance and Nominating Committee and the Chairperson of CBI’s Audit Committee. Ms. Schmeling is also the Lead Director of Casey’s General Stores, a Fortune 500 company that operates more than 2,000 convenience stores in 16 Midwestern states, where she serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Schmeling most recently served as an Executive Officer of HSN, Inc., a publicly held retail and media company. From 2016 to 2017, she held dual roles as President of Cornerstone Brands, Inc., a holding company for several catalog operators, and Chief Operating Officer of HSN, Inc. From 2013 until 2016, Ms. Schmeling held the dual roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of HSN, Inc. Ms. Schmeling helped to take the company public in 2008 and served as the CFO until 2016. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 1994. Prior to joining HSN, Ms. Schmeling was Managing Director of Tunstall Consulting, Inc., a corporate financial planning firm, from 1986 to 1994. Ms. Schmeling began her career at Deloitte & Touche, an international public accounting firm, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility from 1982 to 1986. As a native Floridian, Ms. Schmeling earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida State University. She was inducted into the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame in September 2018 and was the Commencement Speaker for the Winter 2017 graduates. She is a member of the board of the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She previously served on the Advisory Board for FM Global. Ms. Schmeling has been a Chief Operating Officer of a public company and brings to the Board consumer, retail and digital experience. She has extensive operations and financial experience including oversight of corporate strategy, supply chain, information technology, finance and accounting and investor relations.
DAVID KLEIN – DIRECTOR
David Klein is the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Canopy Growth and also serves on the Board. He joined Canopy Growth in January 2020 from CBI where he served as Executive Vice President (“EVP”) and CFO, and was responsible for corporate strategy, all aspects of finance and accounting, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and Constellation Ventures. After joining CBI in 2004 as Vice President (“VP”) of Business Development, he also held roles as CFO of Constellation Europe, Senior Vice President (“SVP”), Treasurer & Controller, and CFO of the Beer Division. Prior to taking on these roles at CBI, Mr. Klein held the CFO role at Montana Mills, where he led the transformation from private to public company and the subsequent sale of Montana Mills to Krispy Kreme. Mr. Klein also held the CFO role at NetSetGo, an internet and network services startup that won several business and technical awards. Prior to these entrepreneurial positions, Mr. Klein served as the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Xerox Corporation and as Director of Finance & Accounting for Harris Corporation. Mr. Klein brings to the Board a wealth of experience in, among other things, finance, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, international business and the retail and consumer products industries.
GARTH HANKINSON – DIRECTOR
Garth Hankinson has served as CBI’s CFO since January 13, 2020. Prior to that, he served as CBI’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, a position he had been in since February 2016, where he was responsible for leading all of CBI’s financial planning, reporting, and analysis activities, as well as all efforts related to mergers, acquisitions, ventures investments, and strategic alliances. From October 2009 until February 2016, he served as the Vice President, Corporate Development of CBI. From October 2007 until October 2009, Mr. Hankinson served as the Vice President, Business Development for CBI’s prior Canadian business, Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., which was a Canadian subsidiary of CBI during that time. From March 2004 until October 2007, he served as the Director of Corporate Development.
Mr. Hankinson brings to the Board his significant experience at CBI, a major CPG company, including with respect to his role as CFO and his many years working in corporate development.
JIM SABIA – DIRECTOR, MEMBER OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, COMPENSATION & NOMINATING COMMITTEE
James A. Sabia has served on the Board since 2020 and is also a member of the CGCN Committee. Mr. Sabia has been employed by CBI since 2007. He was promoted to President of the Beer Division of CBI in January 2022 and continues to hold the role of EVP, Beer Division, with responsibility for leading the division’s operations services and commercial business functions. In earlier roles with CBI, Mr. Sabia served as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of CBI, where he was responsible for leading the marketing strategy across the company’s diversified beverage alcohol portfolio, prior to which he was the Chief Marketing Officer of the Beer Division. Mr. Sabia also continues to serve as a member of the executive management committee of CBI. Mr. Sabia previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Media at Molson Coors Brewing Company.
Mr. Sabia brings significant retail, marketing and management experience to the Board.
TERRY YANOFSKY – DIRECTOR, CHAIR OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, COMPENSATION & NOMINATING COMMITTEE, MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Theresa Yanofsky currently serves as a member of the Board where she also acts as the Chair of the CGCN Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Yanofsky has extensive experience working with big-name retailers and is respected for her strategic leadership and disciplined approach to driving revenue. Ms. Yanofsky brings over 30 years of experience working with rapidly growing big-name global retailers, serving as a board member for Reitmans (Canada) Ltd., (“Reitmans”), a Canadian-based retailer listed on the TSX, since August, 2019. She has also served as a member of the board of directors of Goodfood Market Corp., a leading online grocery company in Canada listed on the TSX, since July 2019. Most recently, Ms. Yanofksy was appointed as a board member for Purolator Inc., a leading integrated freight, package and logistics provider, in April, 2022. Ms. Yanofksy served as the Senior Vice-President, General Manager of Sephora Canada from 2015 until her retirement in 2020; prior to which she worked at L Brands where she was the country manager for Bath & Body Works Canada. Ms. Yanofsky brings over 30 years of experience working with rapidly growing big-name global retailers as well as significant senior management and public company board and corporate governance experience.
DAVID LAZZARATO – DIRECTOR, CHAIR OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, MEMBER OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, COMPENSATION & NOMINATING COMMITTEE
David Lazzarato serves as a member of the Board, is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the CGCN Committee. Mr. Lazzarato’s impressive career includes senior executive positions with Alliance Atlantis Communications, Allstream, Bell Canada, and CAE. Mr. Lazzarato has served on corporate and not-for-profit boards for two decades and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Flutter Entertainment (Dublin) and is the Chair of their Risk and Sustainability Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Lazzarato brings to the Board a demonstrated commercial and financial acumen to assist businesses going through pivotal inflection points.
WILLY KRUH – DIRECTOR, MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Willy J Kruh CPA, CA, MBA, is a retired Partner and Global (and Canadian) Chairman of Consumer and Retail at KPMG LLP, with over 35 years of experience. As a recognized and trusted ,advisor, consultant, and auditor in the consumer and retail sector, he has been instrumental in shaping the financial landscape of leading CPG, retail, food and beverage, multinational corporations, offering strategic guidance and invaluable insights to industry leaders in North America and Globally. Willy brings wide ranging financial as well as consumer and retail industry experience to the Canopy Growth board.
LUC MONGEAU – DIRECTOR, MEMBER OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, COMPENSATION & NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Luc Mongeau is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience spearheading multi-billion-dollar consumer goods companies throughout North America, including Weston Foods, Mars, and Mars Petcare. An established leader with a demonstrated track record of marketing and sales agility, Luc has consistently delivered transformative growth and operational excellence in brand led businesses. Luc brings his extensive experience in business transformation and strategic leadership to the Canopy Growth board.