CEO Panel

Shelley Broader, President and CEO, Walmart Canada Corp

Shelley Broader is President and CEO of Walmart Canada. She heads a growing chain of 333 stores nationwide, employing 85,000 Canadians and serving more than one million customers each day. Shelley's career spans more than twenty years in the North American retail sector.

Shelley was most recently Chief Merchandising Officer for Walmart Canada, a role she took on in 2010. She was previously Senior Vice-President, South Division, of Sam's Club – Walmart's U.S. based warehouse-merchandise subsidiary. Prior to joining Walmart, Shelley was President and COO at Michaels, an international chain of arts and crafts stores. Before that, she held several leadership positions at Hannaford Bros., including President and Chief Operating Officer of Kash n' Karry and later President and CEO of Sweetbay Supermarkets.

Shelley is an alumnus of Washington State University. She started her career in the investment banking sector where she focused on the U.S. supermarket industry. Shelley sits on Walmart's Global Council of Women Leaders.

John Guarino, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada

John Guarino is responsible for overseeing all of Coca-Cola Refreshments' Canadian operations, including national sales, customer marketing and commercial leadership.

M has a strong track record of driving profitability and strengthening operations across diverse regions over his 15 year career with The Coca-Cola Company. John most recently held the position of Regional Director for the Bottling Investment Group (BIG), where he managed diverse bottling operations on three continents and was heavily engaged in the integration of the recently acquired Nidan juice company in Russia.

Since joining The Coca-Cola Company in 1997 in Bahrain, John has demonstrated proven executive leadership across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has been instrumental in developing business strategies and delivering results.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, John worked for Philip Morris Companies Inc in a variety of executive roles in the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

John completed his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Rider University, New Jersey and has an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

John LeBoutillier, President, Unilever Canada

John LeBoutillier is President and CEO of Unilever Canada.  John is responsible for leading the profitable growth of such brand icons as Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Dove personal care products, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Nexxus, Popsicle, Q-Tips, Ragu, Simple, Skippy, St. Ives, TRESemmé, and Vaseline.  In Canada, Unilever employs approximately 1,600 people -- generating over $1 billion in sales in 2011.

John began his career in account management at Ogilvy & Mather advertising.  He joined Kraft Foods in 1992 and held a succession of posts in the Beverage Division managing businesses such as Kool-Aid, Country Time, Tang and Crystal Light. After leading the integration of the newly acquired Balance Bar business into Kraft, John held several senior positions at Kraft including SVP & General Manager of the Desserts Division; SVP, Marketing for the Nabisco Cracker business; and lastly SVP & General Manager of the Coffee Division.  John joined Unilever in 2007 and was SVP Unilever Foods US before heading the Canadian business. 

John is a graduate of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. 

John enjoys sailing, swimming, play-dates, and eating Popsicles with his wife and their 5 year old daughter. 

Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods

Michael McCain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. He and his team have led the transformation of Maple Leaf Foods into Canada's leading food processor and exporter, with approximately 21,000 employees, sales of $5.0 billion in 2010 and flagship brands including Maple Leaf, Schneiders and Dempster's. Mr. McCain joined Maple Leaf Foods as President and Chief Operating Officer in April 1995 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 1999.

Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, Mr. McCain spent 16 years with McCain Foods Limited in Canada and the United States and was, at the time of leaving in March 1995, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods USA Inc. He began his career with McCain Foods after graduating from university and held progressive positions in sales, sales management, marketing management and information systems management. In 1986, he assumed the role of President of McCain Citrus Inc., and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods USA Inc. in 1990.

Mr. McCain is a director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., McCain Capital Corporation and Chairman of Canada Bread Company, Limited. He is a member of the board of the Royal Bank of Canada, the American Meat Institute, the Richard Ivey School of Business Advisory Board, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH), MaRS Discovery District, and a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Mr. McCain is also Co-Chairing the current CAMH Capital Campaign. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Hospital for Sick Children and a past director of the American Frozen Food Institute and Bombardier Inc.

Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Michael McCain was educated at Mount Allison University and received an Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He has five children and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 21,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia. The Company had sales of $5.0 billion in 2010.

Peter Robinson, CEO, The David Suzuki Foundation

Peter Robinson brings a diverse background spanning four decades in business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

He began his career working as a park ranger in wilderness areas throughout British Columbia, where he was decorated for bravery by the Governor General of Canada. After his park career, he worked at BC Housing, a provincial crown corporation, eventually becoming their CEO. Before joining us in January of 2008, he was the CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op, the country's largest outdoor equipment retailer.

During his seven year career at MEC, he led the organization through a period of sustained sales and membership growth across Canada. Since joining the David Suzuki Foundation, Peter has also been appointed a member of the Province of British Columbia's Climate Action Team and the Ontario Premier's Climate Change Advisory Panel.

Peter has a long history of volunteer and humanitarian work, including monitoring prison conditions with the International Red Cross in Rwanda and leading a team that monitored detained asylum seekers in British Columbia. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Governors and the Chancellor of Royal Roads University in Victoria, and with the Board of Governors of the Canadian Red Cross Society.

In his spare time, Peter can be found relaxing in the Coast Mountains or kayaking among the Gulf Islands.