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Board of Directors

Angella Alexander

Angella Alexander

Ms. Alexander is currently Chief Human Resources Officer at ATS Corporation, a global, industry-leading automation solutions provider. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Alexander is responsible for the development of the company’s people and execution of its sustainability strategies. Prior to 2018, Ms. Alexander was Vice President Human Resources, Building Products and Integrated Supply Chain, Home and Building Technologies at Honeywell International Inc. From 1995 to 2015, Ms. Alexander has also held various roles of increasing responsibility within human resources at Ford Motor Company where she held leadership positions within the US and Canada, as well as terms in the United Kingdom, Romania and Brazil. Through her career she has gained extensive global experience in industrial manufacturing, organisation transformation, and complex labour-related issues. Ms. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Rochester and will bring to the Board extensive global expertise in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, particularly in the areas of human resources and talent management, transformative leadership, ESG and sustainability.

Linda A. Cash

Linda A. Cash

Ms. Cash has had a distinguished 36-year career as a senior executive with extensive global manufacturing and operations experience in the automotive industry. Ms. Cash joined Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) in 1984 as an industrial engineer and held roles of increasing responsibility in leadership positions, including Vice President, Manufacturing, Europe and, most recently, Vice President, Global Quality and New Model Launch. Ms. Cash also served as Executive Sponsor of the Ford African Ancestry Network and as a member of Ford`s Black Lives Matter Taskforce. Ms. Cash holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She also currently serves on the Advisory Board of Georgia Institute of Technology. Ms. Cash brings to the Board extensive global expertise in manufacturing and operations, engineering, innovation and sustainability, along with a deep understanding of the global markets in which the Company operates.

Vincent J. Galifi

Vincent J. Galifi

Mr. Galifi was appointed Company Advisor, Special Projects of Magna International Inc., a leading global automobile supplier, in January 2024. In this role, Mr. Galifi is a key advisor to Magna’s Chief Executive Officer on projects related to corporate strategy, including M&A investments, capital markets, investor relations and stakeholder engagement. From November 2021 to December 2023, Mr. Galifi served as President of Magna International Inc. as a key member of Magna’s executive team responsible for providing strategic council to the executive management team on corporate strategy, capital markets and stakeholder relations. Prior to that, Mr. Galifi served as Magna’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During Mr. Galifi’s 35-year career at Magna, his responsibilities have included Director of Taxation & Insurance, Vice President & Controller, Vice President Finance and Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Galifi, also served on the Executive Management Committee, President Management Committee and Compliance Council, as well as advisor to the Audit Committee and the Talent Oversight and Compensation Committee of Magna. Mr. Galifi has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with high distinction, from the University of Toronto. He obtained his C.P.A. and CA designation in 1984 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Mr. Galifi brings to the Board extensive international financial knowledge, strategic know how, global acquisition and capital markets experience and automotive sector expertise.

Kathleen L. Keller-Hobson, LL.B., ICD.D

Kathleen L. Keller-Hobson, LL.B., ICD.D

Ms. Keller-Hobson’s principal occupation is that of a corporate director. Prior to January 2015, Ms. Keller-Hobson was a business lawyer with 35 years of experience in public and private M&A, corporate finance and corporate governance. She was a senior partner at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and, prior to October 2011, at Bennett Jones LLP, both international law firms. Prior to October 2006, Ms. Keller-Hobson was a senior partner at Torys LLP, also an international law firm, where she practised law for 25 years including nine years as Managing Partner of its London, England office. She advised global businesses and boards of directors on significant transactions, critical business issues and risk management. Ms. Keller-Hobson is also a member of the board of directors of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TSX: PBH), which owns a broad range of leading specialty food manufacturing and differentiated food distribution businesses with operations in Canada and the United States, and from 2017 to 2022 was a member of the board of directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which operates Toronto Pearson International Airport. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa in 1979. Ms. Keller-Hobson brings to the board extensive experience in global mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and risk management.

Donald G. Lang, B.A. (Hon.)

Donald G. Lang, B.A. (Hon.)
Executive Chairman

Mr. Donald Lang is Executive Chairman of the Company. Prior to May of 2008, Mr. Lang was Vice Chairman and CEO and, prior to May of 2005, President and CEO. He has held positions of progressive responsibility in the Company and its subsidiaries since 1982, including President of the Company’s then largest division, CCL Custom Manufacturing, Inc., based in Chicago. Mr. Lang holds a business graduate degree (HBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Lang is also a member of the board of AGF Management Ltd., CCC Group, formerly known as Canada Colors and Chemicals Limited, and a member of the boards of a private company and a non-profit organization. Mr. Lang brings to the board his intimate knowledge of the Company, including its key people, customers and markets.

Erin M. Lang

Erin M. Lang

Ms. Lang is currently the Managing Director of LUMAS Canada, a for-profit distributor of limited edition photographic art. In addition to small business management and operations experience, she is responsible for LUMAS Canada’s multi-channel retail sales and marketing strategy. Ms. Lang has a Master of Science Degree in Non-profit Management from the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy and Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Boston University. She brings to the board her in-depth knowledge of the company.

Stuart W. Lang, B.Sc (Eng.)

Stuart W. Lang, B.Sc (Eng.)

The principal occupations of Mr. Stuart Lang are that of Head Football Coach for Guelph University and that of corporate director. Prior to his retirement as an officer of the Company on January 31, 2006, Mr. Lang was President of CCL Label International, and was headquartered in England. Mr. Lang has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. Following a very successful early career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, Mr. Lang became involved in the Company in 1982, moving through positions of progressive responsibility and gaining depth of industry knowledge. As a result, Mr. Lang brings to the board wide experience in the technology, manufacturing and markets of the label industry as well as a thorough knowledge of the Label Division of the Company.

Geoffrey T. Martin

Geoffrey T. Martin
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Martin joined CCL as President of the Label Division in April 2001. In May 2008, he assumed the role of President and CEO of the Company. Educated in the U.K., Mr. Martin is an international business leader with a proven track record in turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Martin has extensive experience building greenfield businesses in both consumer and industrial markets. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Senior Group Vice President, Worldwide Converting Graphic and Specialty Tapes, with Avery Dennison Company. Mr. Martin brings to the board his thorough industry knowledge and his understanding and appreciation of operating issues as well as his first-hand experience in mergers and acquisitions and the integration of newly acquired facilities.

Thomas C. Peddie, F.C.A.

Thomas C. Peddie, F.C.A.

Mr. Peddie's principal occupation is that of a corporate director. Prior to September 1, 2016, Mr. Peddie was Executive Vice President and CFO of Corus Entertainment Inc., a publicly traded media company listed on the TSX. Mr. Peddie has been President of WIC Western International Communication; acting President, CFO, and Senior Vice President, Operations, of CTV Television Network; and CFO of The Toronto Sun Publishing Company, Canada Packers, and for the international operations of Campbell Soup in Camden, New Jersey. Mr. Peddie is a chartered accountant and was awarded his FCA designation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in September 2003. He holds an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor. Along with his knowledge in matters of finance both domestic and international, Mr. Peddie has experience concerning the financial reporting and control requirements of the TSX, the Province of Ontario, the New York Stock Exchange and the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.

Claude Tessier

Claude Tessier

Mr. Tessier’s principal occupation is that of corporate director. Prior to July 2023, Mr. Tessier served as Chief Financial Officer of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., a multinational operator of convenience stores, mainly operating under the Couche-Tard, Circle K and Ingo brands. Prior to joining Alimentation Couche-Tard, Mr. Tessier was President of the IGA Operations Business Unit at Sobeys Inc. from 2012 to 2016, and prior to that was Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning of Sobeys Québec from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Tessier also served on the Executive Committee of Sobeys Inc. Prior to his roles at Sobeys, Mr. Tessier gained more than 15 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions with Provigo Inc., a Loblaw company, and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Mr. Tessier has also held prior management positions with Mallette International and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Tessier currently serves on the board of the TMX Group Limited, and is a member of the Derivatives Committee, the Self-Regulatory Oversight Committee, and is Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of WSP Global Inc. and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Tessier is a recently retired director of Hydro-Québec where he was a member of the Audit Committee. He is also past director and Audit Committee member of CrossAmerica Partners LP, a US public company, and past Chairman of Circle K AS, the European division of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. operating Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA, the retail gasoline filling stations. He also served on the board of La Maison de la Sérénité de Laval, a centre providing free-of-charge quality palliative care, and participated, on a yearly basis, in its fundraising campaign.
Mr. Tessier holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1986 and has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987. He brings to the Board deep financial expertise, as well as extensive experience in capital markets and financings, global mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, operations and risk management, and governance of publicly traded companies.

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Angella Alexander
Linda A. Cash
Vincent J. Galifi
Kathleen L. Keller-Hobson, LL.B., ICD.D
Donald G. Lang, B.A. (Hon.)
 Erin M. Lang
Stuart W. Lang, B.Sc (Eng.)
Geoffrey T. Martin
Thomas C. Peddie, F.C.A.
Claude Tessier
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