PARIS — Canada Goose Holdings Inc. said on Wednesday that Maureen Chiquet, former global chief executive officer of Chanel, will be nominated for election to its board of directors as an independent director.
Her candidacy will be submitted to Canada Goose’s annual general meeting in Toronto on Aug. 15.
The luxury maker of $900 goose down parkas said Chiquet, who has also held positions at Gap Inc. and L’Oréal Paris, was recognized for her global vision and was expected to provide strong product, marketing and business operations expertise to the board.
“Maureen is a highly regarded industry trailblazer, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team as we grow our board with the right people and the right skills to help us leverage the opportunities that lie ahead,” Dani Reiss, president and ceo of Canada Goose, said in a statement.
“Her deep expertise in growing businesses on an international scale and extensive track record of sustaining brand excellence will be invaluable as we continue to expand our global footprint and build an enduring legacy,” he added.
Canada Goose completed its initial public offering in March. The shares have a dual listing on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange. Bain Capital continues to hold a controlling stake in the company.
Founded in 1957 in a small Toronto warehouse, it is considering expansion into new markets that include knitwear, footwear and accessories. The outerwear maker plans to open two new flagships in the fall, one in the U.K., in London, and the other in the U.S., in Chicago.
“I have long admired Canada Goose for its dedication to authenticity, quality and craftsmanship, and I am honored to be a part of such a highly coveted global brand as it embarks on its next chapter of growth. I look forward to joining this winning team and to supporting Canada Goose’s exciting future,” said Chiquet.
Since leaving Chanel, Chiquet has penned the book “Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership & Success on Our Own Terms” and spoken in public about topics ranging from female leadership to the importance of studying the humanities in college.
She serves as a trustee to the New York Academy of Art and to the Yale Corporation, and is also a fellow of Yale University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature.