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SCC names Mowbray to board

 5 September 2019     HGO Staff 

TORONTO – Sleep Country Canada Holdings (SCC), the parent company of this country’s largest retail mattress specialist, has named seasoned retail executive Stacey Mowbray to its board of directors. She took up her seat in early August.

In a statement, the publicly held merchant noted Mowbray is an accomplished chief executive officer and board director. Most recently, she served as president of North American operations for WW (formerly Weight Watchers), a US$1.4 billion-dollar health and wellness company with an omnichannel offering of digital, retail and consumer products. Its North American business represents US$1 billion of global revenue with 14,000 employees. During her tenure from 2014 to 2019, Mowbray held progressive global positions at WW overseeing Canada, Brazil and the Americas.

Retail veteran Stacey Mowbray has been named to Sleep Country Canada’s board of directors.Prior to her work at WW, Mowbray was president and CEO of Second Cup Limited from 2008 to 2014. A publicly traded company, Second Cup is Canada’s largest franchisor in the specialty coffee industry. During her time, she led Second Cup from struggling income fund to a successful publicly traded company. From 2008 to 2013, Mowbray was chairman of the Coffee Association of Canada.

Mowbray is currently a board director for Spärkel Beverage System, a volunteer board director and vice-chairman of the quality committee for Trillium Health Partners; and, an advisory board member at the Schulich School of Business at York University. In addition, she has held volunteer Board Director positions at the LCBO, Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and Kingsway College School.

Over her career, Ms. Mowbray has received numerous recognitions including Diversity Champion, Inaugural CEO in Residence, Top 100 Women’s Executive Network, Top 20 Women’s Post and Outstanding Progress and Achievement Award. She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

“We are extremely honoured to have Stacey join us as a member of our board,” commented SCC chairman, founder and spokesman Christine Magee. “Stacey brings extensive background in business and community leadership, with outstanding experience in marketing, B to C and retail operations including omnichannel and e-commerce background that will serve the board well as we continue to support Sleep Country Canada’s continued growth in a constantly evolving retail environment.”

In addition to Magee, SCC’s other board members include David Friesema, the retailer’s chief executive officer; David Shaw, who serves as lead independent director, as well as J. Douglas Bradley, John Cassaday, Zabeen Hirji and Andrew Moor.

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