TORONTO, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Limited's ("Corby"
or the "Company") (TSX: CSW.A, CSW.B) Board of Directors announced
today that John Leburn, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of
Corby, will leave the Company, effective August 31, 2015, and return to
his native Scotland for family reasons. Antonio Sanchez has been
appointed as his successor as Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
of Corby effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Sanchez has also been
appointed as a Corby director effective as of such date filling the
vacancy created by Mr. Leburn's departure.
Antonio Sanchez brings extensive financial and operational experience to
Corby, having served in various executive capacities. He has over 19
years of industry experience in Asia (Japan), Europe (Spain, Czech
Republic, United Kingdom) and America (United States, Mexico) with
several Pernod Ricard affiliates and predecessor companies. Prior to
joining Corby, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Pernod Ricard
Japan, following the same role at Jan-Becher, where he was involved in
both distribution and production at the Pernod Ricard affiliates. He
has a Masters of Business Administration, from the Instituto de Empresa
(Spain), and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics, from
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Leburn will assist Mr.
Sanchez with his transition into his new role in the months ahead.
"Antonio brings extensive industry experience to Corby and I look
forward to working with him, as we continue Corby's goal to lead growth
within the Canadian spirit and wine industry," said George McCarthy,
Chairman of Corby's Board of Directors.
During Mr. Leburn's term at Corby, the Company furthered its efficiency
and productivity efforts, expanded into digital marketing and renewed
the Canadian representation of Absolut vodka, keeping the iconic brand
part of the Corby premium portfolio. For twelve months following his
return to the United Kingdom, Mr. Leburn will be involved in various
operational efficiency projects for the Pernod Ricard Group, acting as
Project Director, Finance for Pernod Ricard Headquarters and reporting
to Gilles Bogaert, Pernod Ricard S.A., Managing Director, Finance and
"John has been a significant contributor to Corby's successes over the
past almost four years," continued McCarthy. "His energy and leadership
has helped guide Corby's continued evolution and we wish him all the
best in returning home."
About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and
distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of
owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada,
including Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies as well
as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs.
Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the
spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international
brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and
Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin,
Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®,
Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo® and Graffigna® wines. In
2015, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The
Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fourth consecutive year,
and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers. Corby is
a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For
further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.
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