Executive Management

Corby has made leadership a point of differentiation. The Company encourages leadership behaviors at all levels of the organization, starting with the executive team members. Each member is an expert in their field and inspires those around them to be their best. Collectively, the executive team has extensive experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, manufacturing and consumer goods and brings a global view to Canada’s leading distributor of premium spirits and fine wines.

Stéphane Côté
Vice-President, Sales

Stéphane Côté

Vice-President, Sales

Mr. Stéphane Côté is Vice-President, Sales, of Corby. He joined Corby in June 2006 as Sales Director for Ontario. Prior to joining Corby, he worked at Pernod Ricard Canada, where he held the position of Director of Sales for Ontario. Mr. Côté has worked in various senior sales’ roles in seven provinces and has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for 27 years.

Melissa Hanesworth
Vice-President, Production

Melissa Hanesworth

Vice-President, Production

Ms. Melissa Hanesworth was appointed as the Vice-President of Production for Corby effective March 1, 2018. She is also Vice President, North American Manufacturing at Pernod Ricard North America. Her most recent position was Managing Director, Operations at Pernod Ricard USA, Inc.’s production facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard in 2001, Ms. Hanesworth held other leadership positions in finance and accounting. She earned her B.Sc. degree at Arkansas State University, and her MBA degree at Louisiana State University.

Angel Li
Vice-President, Human Resources

Angel Li

Vice-President, Human Resources

Mrs. Angel Li was appointed as the Vice-President of Human Resources for Corby effective July 1, 2018. She is also Human Resources Vice-President, Commercial, Pernod Ricard North America. Mrs. Li joined the Pernod Ricard organization in 2011 as Human Resources Vice-President, Pernod Ricard China. Her most recent position in the Group was with Global Travel Retail as Human Resources Vice-President. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, her latest position was with Coca-Cola China as Group HR Director. Mrs. Li is an MBA graduate from the Webster University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Anne Martin
Vice-President, Marketing

Anne Martin

Vice-President, Marketing

Ms. Anne Martin was appointed as the Vice-President of Marketing for Corby effective September 1, 2017. Ms. Martin joined the Pernod Ricard organization in 1998 as Chef de Produit Pacific – Innovation. From there she became Chef de Produit Senior Chivas – The Glenlivet in 2001. In 2003 she moved to Chef de Groupe Anis and in 2008 became Brand Director Prestige Brands with Ricard. Her most recent position in the group was with Pernod Ricard Australia as Marketing Director. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, she started her career with Unilever as Brand manager. Ms. Martin is a graduate from the ESCP Business school.

Edward Mayle
Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer

Edward Mayle

Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Edward Mayle is the Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of Corby, He was Finance Director, at Pernod Ricard UK from 2014 to 2018 and Finance Director of Pernod Ricard Nordics from 2009 to 2014. Edward was Finance Director for Jan Becher from 2006 to 2008, after serving as a Finance Manager at Irish Distillers from 1999 to 2006. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, Edward was Finance Manager at Wang UK.

R. Patrick O'Driscoll
President & Chief Executive Officer

R. Patrick O'Driscoll

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Patrick O’Driscoll is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corby and has been a director of Corby since July 2009. Mr. O’Driscoll was the Chief Executive Officer of Malibu-Kahlúa International, a dba of Pernod Ricard U.S.A. LLC, from 2007 to 2009, after serving as Commercial Director of Chivas Brothers Ltd. from 2002 to 2007. He joined Pernod Ricard as Marketing Manager of Campbell Distillers in 1992. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard, Mr. O’Driscoll held various positions with International Distillers & Vintners since 1985.

Marc A. Valencia
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Vice-President, Public Affairs

Marc A. Valencia

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Vice-President, Public Affairs

Mr. Marc Valencia is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Public Affairs, of Corby. Mr. Valencia also acts as Chief Privacy Officer of Corby. He joined Corby in 2004. Mr. Valencia was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Menlo Park, California, from 2000 to 2003, and at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto, Ontario, from 1998 to 2000. He was a Senior Business Advisor at Arthur Andersen & Co. LLP from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Valencia was called to the bars of Ontario in 1997 and California in 2001. He received his ICD.D designation in 2009.