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Board of Directors

Board Member Audit Human Ressources & Compensation Nomination & Governance
Larry Rossy
    Larry Rossy
    Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Dollarama Inc.

    Larry Rossy is the Chair of the Board of Directors and the CEO. He has been a retailer since 1965 and is the founder of Dollarama. In 1992, Mr. Rossy made the strategic decision to convert the company to the “dollar store” concept. Since that time, Mr. Rossy’s principal focus has been on the expansion of the Dollarama retail network. In addition to overseeing the organization, Mr. Rossy is directly responsible for new store development and site selection. Mr. Rossy serves as a director of Colart Designs Inc. and Confection Courcel Inc.

Joshua Bekenstein
    Joshua Bekenstein
    Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners, LLC

    Joshua Bekenstein is a member of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bekenstein is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC 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 several corporations, including Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., Burlington Coat Factory, The Gymboree Corporation, Michaels Stores, Inc., Toys “R” Us, Inc. and Waters Corporation, and sits on the Compensation Committee of five of those corporations.

Gregory David
    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. and has been with the company and its affiliates since 2003. Prior to GRI Capital Inc., Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies from 2000 to 2003. 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 from Harvard Business School.

Stephen Gunn*
    Stephen Gunn
    Chair of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sleep Country Canada Inc.

    Stephen Gunn is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Gunn serves as chair of the board of directors and CEO of Sleep Country Canada Inc. He is also a director of Cosmetica Laboratories Inc. since 2004, Golf Town Inc. since November 2004 and Mastermind Toys since 2011. Mr. Gunn served as a trustee of the board of trustees of Connors Bros. Income Fund from 2004 to 2007. He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Richard G. Roy
    Richard G. Roy
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select Inc.

    Mr. Roy currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select Inc., a successful distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America, and has been with the company since 1999. He also sits on the board of directors of Uni-Select Inc. since May 2008. Mr. Roy has more than 35 years of experience in the fields of accounting, finance, distribution, mergers and acquisitions and was awarded the title of Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) in 2012.

Huw Thomas
    Huw Thomas
    Corporate Director

    Huw Thomas, CA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. 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 serves as a trustee of the board of trustees of Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust since April 2011 and as a member of the board of directors of Chartwell Master Care Corporation since February 2012. He also served as a trustee of the board of trustees of Connors Bros. Income Fund from 2005 to 2008. 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 Accountant.

Neil Rossy
    Neil Rossy
    Chief Merchandising Officer, Dollarama Inc.

    Neil Rossy is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rossy joined Dollarama at its inception in 1992 and currently serves as Chief Merchandising Officer. He led the design and construction of the Dollarama warehouses, distribution center and head office. Mr. Rossy is responsible for store design, merchandising, product development and special projects.

John J. Swidler, FCA
    John J. Swidler, FCA
    Senior Advisor, RSM Richter Chamberland LLP

    John J. Swidler, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Swidler has been a director of Reitmans (Canada) Limited since April 2, 2008 as well as the chair of the board of trustees of the Noranda Operating Trust, which supervises the Noranda Income Fund, since October 7, 2010. He is also a Senior Advisor of the Montréal office of RSM Richter LLP. He was the Managing Partner of RSM Richter LLP from 1996 to January 1, 2007 and was Chairman of the firm’s executive committee from 1982 to 1996. Mr. Swidler graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant. He also received a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He received his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec in 1992.

Nicholas Nomicos
    Nicholas Nomicos
    Managing Director, Sankaty Advisors, LLC

    Nicholas Nomicos is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Nomicos is a Managing Director at Sankaty Advisors, LLC, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LLC since June 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Nomicos was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Partners, LLC. He also served as Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Corporation from September 2009 to April 2010. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC in 1999, Mr. Nomicos held several senior corporate and division management positions at Oak Industries Inc., a publicly traded component manufacturing conglomerate serving the telecommunications and appliance control industries. Previously, Mr. Nomicos was a Manager at Bain & Company. He also serves as a director of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

* = Lead Independent Director     = Chair     = Member