Performance Sports Group Ltd. appointed Joan Dea to the company's board of directors.
Dea brings a wealth of strategic experience to Performance Sports Group, including more than 20 years of experience in the consumer retail and financial services sectors. Most recently, Dea served as executive vice president, head of strategic management and corporate marketing for BMO Financial Group.
Prior to joining BMO, Dea held multiple positions with Boston Consulting Group, where she advised Fortune 500 companies on issues of global competitiveness, leadership and performance in North America, Asia and Europe. She became a partner and director at BCG in 1994, was a leader in the consumer goods and retail practice, and founded the firm's Canadian financial services practice. Dea also currently serves on the boards of Charles Schwab Bank, Torstar Corporation and Cineplex Entertainment.
“We are pleased to welcome Joan to our board of directors and believe her experience will prove valuable to our company, especially given her vast experience in both consumer retail, and financial services, as well as her board experience with publicly-traded companies in both Canada and the U.S.,” said Kevin Davis, CEO and president, Performance Sports Group. “Joan has extensive global expertise from her tenure at Boston Consulting Group and those deep insights will help us continue to grow our global business.”
In addition to Dea's appointment, Performance Sports Group also announced that Chris Anderson has resigned from the board of directors, effective immediately. Anderson has been a director since 2008 and played a key role in Kohlberg & Company's purchase of Bauer Hockey from Nike.
“Chris has been with us since our inception as a stand-alone company and was instrumental in building our company into what it is today,” Davis said. “Chris brought a high-level of expertise and knowledge to the board and was extremely supportive of management as well as many other members of the Performance Sports Group team. Chris will be forever connected with the success of this company and I personally thank him for all that he has done for Performance Sports Group.”
Performance Sports Group Ltd. develops and manufactures ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball sports equipment, as well as related apparel and soccer apparel under the Bauer, Mission, Maverik, Cascade, Inaria, Combat and Easton brand names.