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Board of Directors

Board Member Audit Human Ressources & Compensation Nomination & Governance
Bekenstein, Joshua
    Joshua Bekenstein
    Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners, LP

    Joshua Bekenstein is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bekenstein is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Partners, LP, a private asset management firm. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners in 1984, Mr. Bekenstein spent several years at Bain & Company, where he was involved with companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Bekenstein serves as a director of Canada Goose Holdings Inc., BRP Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., and The Michaels Companies, Inc., and sits on the compensation committee of some of those corporations. Mr. Bekenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

David, Gregory
    Gregory David
    Chief Executive Officer, GRI Capital Inc.

    Gregory David is a member of the Board of Directors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of GRI Capital Inc., a private management and financial advisory firm, and has been with the company and its affiliates since 2003. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies. Previously, he worked at Claridge Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and at McKinsey & Co. from 1996 to 1998. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Laws from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

Garcia C., Elisa D.
    Elisa D. Garcia C.
    Chief Legal Officer, Macy’s, Inc.

    Elisa D. Garcia C. is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Garcia currently serves as Chief Legal Officer of Macy’s, Inc. Prior to joining Macy’s in September 2016, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for the workplace headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining Office Depot in 2007, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Earlier in her career, she served as Latin American Regional Counsel for Philip Morris International and Corporate Counsel for GAF Corporation. She also serves on the board of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and acts as an advisory board member for the Corporate Pro Bono Institute. Ms. Garcia is a graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law, and also received a joint BA/MS in Political Science and Management and Policy Sciences from W. Averell Harriman College, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Gunn, Stephen*
    Stephen Gunn
    Corporate Director

    Stephen Gunn is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of both the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He is also co-chair of the board of directors of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and a director of Canada Goose Holdings Inc. and Cara Operations Limited, and chairs the audit committee of the latter two. Prior to November 2014, Mr. Gunn served as chief executive officer of Sleep Country Canada, the Canadian mattress retailer he co-founded. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Ontario.

Nomicos, Nicholas
    Nicholas Nomicos
    Corporate Director

    Nicholas Nomicos is a member of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is also a director and a member of the investment and risk committee of BRP Inc. since December 2016. He previously sat on BRP Inc.’s board of directors from 2003 to 2015. Until December 2016, Mr. Nomicos was Managing Director at Bain Capital Credit, LP (formerly known as Sankaty Advisors, LP), the credit affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LP. Prior to 2011, he was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Partners where he worked since 1999 in a variety of investments in the manufacturing and consumer product sectors. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, Mr. Nomicos was a senior corporate development and manufacturing executive at Oak Industries Inc., and he spent several years at Bain & Company where he was a Manager. Mr. Nomicos received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

Rossy, Larry
    Larry Rossy
    Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Larry Rossy is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 1, 2016. Before that date, he held the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since the Corporation’s inception. Larry Rossy has been a retailer since 1965 and is the founder of Dollarama. In 1992, he made the strategic decision to convert the company to the “dollar store” concept. Since that time, his principal focus has been on the expansion of the Dollarama retail network. On May 1, 2016, Larry Rossy stepped aside as Chief Executive Officer, as Neil Rossy took the helm of the business. As Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, he continues to play an active role in key areas of the business such as real estate and buying. He received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

Rossy, Neil
    Neil Rossy
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Neil Rossy is a member of the Board of Directors since 2004 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since May 1, 2016. Prior to being appointed to this office by the Board of Directors in 2016, he had served as Chief Merchandising Officer of Dollarama since 2010. With the company since its inception in 1992, he has been involved in all aspects of Dollarama’s business, supply chain and day-to-day operations. Over the last two decades, Neil Rossy has played an increasingly important role in strategic decisions related to warehousing and distribution, direct sourcing, brand identity, product development and merchandising innovations that define Dollarama and underpin its success. He is a graduate of Queen’s University.

Roy, Richard
    Richard Roy FCPA, FCA
    Corporate Director

    Richard Roy, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Audit Committee. He also sits on the board of directors of Uni-Select Inc. since May 2008 and on the board of directors of GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Roy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select, a distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America, from January 1, 2008 to July 31, 2015. Prior to January 2008, he held various senior roles at Uni-Select, including the positions of Vice President, Chief Operating Officer from April 2007 to January 2008, and Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer from January 1999 to April 2007. Mr. Roy received his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec in 2012. Mr. Roy is a graduate of HEC Montreal.

Thomas, Huw
    Huw Thomas FCPA, FCA
    Chief Executive Officer, Smart Real Estate Investment Trust

    Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors. From 1996 to 2010, Mr. Thomas served in various senior financial roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, including nine years as Chief Financial Officer and, from November 2009 until December 2010, as Executive Vice President, Financial Strategy and Performance. Mr. Thomas was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of SmartREIT in March 2013 and then President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Since July 21, 2016, he holds the title of Chief Executive Officer of SmartREIT. He also serves as a trustee of SmartREIT and Chartwell Retirement Residences, and chairs the audit committee of the latter. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of London (U.K.), and is a Certified U.K. and Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant. He received his Fellowship designation (FCPA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2013.

* = Lead Independent Director     = Chair     = Member