Chairman of Cott Corporation
Mr. Fowden has served as Chairman of the Board of Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT), a leading North American and European water, coffee and coffee extracts, tea and filtration solutions service company, since December 30, 2018. From 2009 until December 29, 2018, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cott Corporation. Prior to his service as Cott’s Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of Cott’s International Operating Segment, Interim President North America, and Interim President of Cott’s UK and European business from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Cott, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Trader Media Group and was a member of the Guardian Media Group plc’s board of directors from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this time, Mr. Fowden 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 Cott Corporation since 2009 and of British American Tobacco plc since August 2019 . As a current executive 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.