Canada Goose Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of Jodi Butts to its Board of Directors as an independent director, effective immediately.

A mission-oriented executive, lawyer and entrepreneur, Butts brings a strong track record of significant governance experience, resulting from her board advisory service at several organizations in the for-profit and non-for-profit sectors.

Butts currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors and Audit Committee of the University of Windsor, as Board Chair of antimicrobial technology company Aereus Technologies Inc., and as a member of the Walrus Foundation Board of Directors and Risk Management Committee. She also holds several Board Advisory roles including with Bayshore Home Healthcare and the World Health Innovation Network at the University of Windsor.

“As a proud Canadian, I am honoured to join the Board of Directors at Canada Goose, which has grown to become one of the world’s leading makers of luxury apparel and is a testament to our nation’s ability to unite inspiration with innovation,” said Butts. “I look forward to working with this dynamic team of directors to support Canada Goose’s bright and exciting future as it continues to introduce Canada’s best in class craftsmanship across the globe.”

“Jodi has an outstanding background advocating for practical governance and in leading organizations to achieve positive change and growth and we are thrilled to welcome her to our Board,” said Dani Reiss, President and CEO of Canada Goose. “Her experience will be important to our business as we continue to expand our footprint globally and build upon our enduring legacy.”

Butts has also previously served as Chief Executive of Rise Asset Development and Senior Vice-President of Operations and Redevelopment at Mount Sinai Hospital, and was a founding partner in a successful boutique litigation firm. Butts received a Master’s degree in Canadian History from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.