Chairman of Primo Water Corporation
Mr. Fowden has served as the Chairman of the Board of Primo Water Corporation (NYSE: PRMW), formerly known as Cott Corporation, since April 1, 2020. Primo Water Corporation is a pure-play water solutions provider (including bottled water, filtration, water dispensers, purified bottled water, and self-service refill drinking water) in North American and Europe. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Primo Water Corporation from December 29, 2018 to April 1, 2020. From 2009 until December 29, 2018, Mr. Fowden served as Chief Executive Officer of Primo Water Corporation. Prior to his service as Primo Water’s Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of its International Operating Segment, Interim President North America, and Interim President of its UK and European business from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Primo Water Corporation, Mr. Fowden served as Chief Executive Officer of Trader Media Group (known as Autotrader Plc) and was a member of the Guardian Media Group plc’s board of directors from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this time, he served in a variety of roles at multiple companies, including Global Chief Operating Officer of AB InBev S.A. Belgium, an alcoholic beverage company, Chief Executive Officer of Bass Brewers Ltd., a subsidiary of AB InBev S.A. Belgium, Managing Director of the Rank Group plc’s Hospitality and Holiday Division and member of the Rank Group plc’s board of directors, Chief Executive Officer of Hero AG’s European beverage operations and various roles within PepsiCo Inc.’s beverage operations and Mars, Incorporated’s pet food operations. Mr. Fowden has served as a director of Primo Water Corporation since 2009. Mr. Fowden served as a member of the Board of Directors of British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI) from September 2019 to March 2021. As a current board chairman and former chief executive officer of a public company, Mr. Fowden brings his extensive experience in executive leadership, the beverage industry, and international operations to the Board.