Mr. John R. Barnett, CA, served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc., a subsidiary of Rothmans Inc., from 1998 to June 2013, and also served as Chairman until December 2013.
Mr. Barnett has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rothmans Inc., since 1999. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Breweries, from 1995 to 1998 and served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Molson Breweries U.S.A Inc. from 1989 to 1995. Prior to 1988, he held several senior positions with Carling O’Keefe. Mr. Barnett has over 30 years of experience in the sport and entertainment industry. He has been a Director of Rothmans Inc., since 1999. He serves as a Director of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc. He serves as a Director of Mobilicity and Mosaic Group Inc. He has been a Director of Clairvest Group Inc., since August 13, 2009. He served as Lead Director and Director of Granite Real Estate Inc. (formerly MI Developments Inc.) since May 2, 2006 and from May 2, 2006 to September 30, 2008 respectively. He served as a Director of Magna Entertainment Corp., from November 2, 2004 to May 1, 2006.
He serves on the boards of Canadian Special Olympics Foundation and Sports Celebrities Festival. Mr. Barnett is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, England, and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.