Board of Directors

Our Board


Tim Penner , Chair of the Board

Mr. Penner is Chair of our Board, and has served as a member of our Board and our Audit Committee since March 26, 2019. Mr. Penner was President of Procter & Gamble Inc. (Canada) from 1999 to 2011, when he retired after 33 years with the company. He has extensive international experience, as Vice President of P&G’s Health and Beauty Care business in the UK and Ireland, and later as Vice President of P&G’s North American Tissue/Towel business in Cincinnati, Ohio. He previously served as a Director and Chair of the HR Committee for Intact Financial, as Vice Chair at SickKids Hopital, as Board Chair of TIAP (formerly MaRS Innovation), as Board Chair at YMCA of Greater Toronto, and as a Director at Club Coffee and The Beer Store. Mr. Penner also previously served as Chair of GS-1 Canada; Food & Consumer Products Canada; and Career Bridge and is a past Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.


Mike Pilato , Director, President & CEO

Mike Pilato is President, CEO, and board director with Jamieson Wellness, assuming these roles in June 2021. He joined Jamieson Wellness as President, Specialty Brands, in October 2018 and in February 2020, became President of Jamieson Canada with responsibility for growing our full portfolio of brands in our home country. Mike has diverse Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) experience across companies of various sizes. Prior to Jamieson, he was with The Clorox Company for over a decade, holding senior positions in Finance, Brand Management, and Sales. For four years he was General Manager and President, Canada, where he led the organization to unprecedented growth across multiple categories including household products, natural health, and personal care. Prior to joining Clorox, Mike held various cross-functional roles at Playtex Products and Kraft Foods. He has also spent time in leadership positions in the start-up space. Currently, Mike serves on the Board of Directors at Melanoma Canada. He previously served as a Director at the Food, Health and Consumer Products Association of Canada (FHCP) from 2015 to 2023, including terms as Vice-Chair and Treasurer. Mike also previously served on the boards of the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA), Avante Logixx Inc (XX.V), and Breakaway Community Services. Mike holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University, as well as a CPA, CMA designation.


Heather Allen , Director

Ms. Allen has served as a member of our Board and as a member of our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee since October 18, 2017. Ms. Allen was appointed as a Chair of the Governance Committee, effective as of July 1, 2022. Ms. Allen brings expansive branding and innovation experience within the consumer health category globally, including North America, Europe and Asia. As Executive Vice President for Category Development at Reckitt Benckiser plc, she led a global brand portfolio transformation and managed a team of 1200+ people across continents. In addition to her focus on growth, Ms. Allen has managed risk in areas related to future innovation, product portfolio and digital communication. Ms. Allen obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in 1990 and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1995. In 2017 she received a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in London, UK.


Dr. Louis J. Aronne , Director

Louis J. Aronne has served as a member of our Board since April 22, 2014, and is a member of our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee. He is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill-Cornell Medical College where he directs the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program. He has been on the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine since 1986. Dr. Aronne is also CEO and a director of BMIQ, a cloud-based weight management system that is delivered by health care providers and an independent director of Myos Rens Corporation. Dr. Aronne is current Chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and former president of the Obesity Society. Since 2001 he has been ranked in Castle-Connelly’s Top Doctors in NY directory as a specialist in obesity and internal medicine. Dr. Aronne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and with a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a Kaiser Foundation Fellowship at Weill Cornell.


Tania Clarke , Director

Ms. Clarke has served as a member of our Board and on our Audit Committee since November 25, 2021. Ms. Clarke has been appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee, as of May 18, 2023. Ms. Clarke has both public and private company experience across several industries including retail, food and beverage, and financial. She has previously served as Senior Vice-President and CFO at publicly-traded multinational corporations, including New Look Vision group and Imvescor Restaurant Group. Ms. Clarke was also Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Information Officer at Le Groupe Voyage Vision 2000 Inc. from 2007 to 2010 and spent 14 years as Executive Vice-President and Chief Finance Officer at Grand Toys International Ltd. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Business Development Bank of Canada, Futurpreneur, a non-profit organization, and the McGill University Health Foundation. Ms. Clarke has held board positions on the West Island Black Community Association and The Games for Hope Foundation. Ms. Clarke is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-US). As of February 2023, she holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and was Cohort Valedictorian. In January 2024, Ms. Clarke received the Climate and Biodiversity Competent Boards Designation and Certificate (CCB.D).


Catherine Potechin , Director

Ms. Potechin has served as a member of our Board and as a member of our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee since October 18, 2017. Ms. Potechin has spearheaded general management, sales, and marketing as Vice President in several international assignments. Her early training and career as a dietitian led to over 25 years in various health based industries including pharmaceuticals, medical/healthcare and nutritional consumer packaged goods companies. During her career she has helped companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb and Mead Johnson Nutrition accelerate growth and build shareholder value through disciplined development and execution of strategic business plans. Ms. Potechin obtained an undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition and became a Registered Professional Dietitian in 1981. In 1991 she obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University and gained her governance credentials and ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2014. Ms. Potechin previously served on several health charity boards including Diabetes Canada, National Diabetes Trust Corp, Food for Life Canada, and Central West Specialized Development Services. She continues to volunteer with select organizations and Board committees.


Mei Ye , Director

Mei Ye has served as a Director of our Board and a member of our Audit Committee since June 24, 2021. Ms. Ye is an independent corporate director and international business advisor, based in Shanghai. She was formerly a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, and a former management consultant and strategist with more than 25 years’ experience in a variety of industries including consumer goods and retail.

Ms. Ye currently serves on the board of Bekaert S.A, a public company in steel cord transformation and coating technology in Belgium, the China Reinsurance Group, a public company traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and one of the largest reinsurance groups in China, and on the board of Stanford Global Projects Center, an interdisciplinary research centre at Stanford University. Previously, Ms. Ye was a board member of the Shenwan Hongyuan Group, a leading investment holding public company and portfolio company of China Investment Corporation, and a director of leading securities company Shenyin & Wanguo. Prior to McKinsey, Ms. Ye was a corporate strategy manager and lead analyst at E*TRADE Financial in the United States. She has also held research analyst positions at Gartner, Social Policy Research Associates, and the President’s Office of University of North Carolina System. Ms. Ye has an M.P.A. in International Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Laws from Fudan University in China.


François Vimard , Director

Mr. Vimard has served as a member of our Board and on our Audit Committee since July 1, 2023. Mr. Vimard is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of retail experience, including 22 years at Empire Company, one of Canada’s leading grocery companies. During his tenure at Empire, Mr. Vimard served as Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2014 and was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016, a position which he held until his retirement from the company in 2017.

Mr. Vimard is a seasoned board member who currently serves as Chair of the Board of Kruger Products Inc., Canada’s leading manufacturer of tissue products which is publicly traded as KP Tissue Inc. (KPT.TO). He also serves on the boards of GS1 Canada, a not-for-profit company that manages global barcode standards, and Andrew Peller LTD (ADW.B), a Canadian-based winery company. He previously served on the board for Market GoodFood (FOOD), a consumer-focused meal kit delivery company.

Mr. Vimard earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and License in Accounting Sciences from the University of Laval, in Quebec, Canada, and is a member of the Quebec Chartered Accountant Order. Mr. Vimard also has an executive certificate in Strategic Retail Management from Babson College in Boston, MA. Additionally, Mr. Vimard is a member and graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.