Board of Directors

  • Ian Cook

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Cook joined Colgate-Palmolive in the United Kingdom in 1976 and progressed through a series of senior management roles around the world. He became Chief Operating

    Officer in 2004, with responsibility for operations in North America, Europe, Central Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2005, Mr. Cook was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Colgate-Palmolive operations worldwide, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Elected director in 2007 and Chairman in 2009.

  • Charles A. Bancroft

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Global Business Operations of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

    Mr. Bancroft joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1984 and held a series of positions of increasing responsibility within Bristol-Myers Squibb’s finance organization, including

    international assignments, as well as senior leadership positions in the global pharmaceutical business. He became Chief Financial Officer in 2010 and has served in his current role since 2016. Independent Director – Elected director in 2017.

  • John P. Bilbrey

    Non-Executive Chairman of The Hershey Company

    Mr. Bilbrey has been Non-Executive Chairman of Hershey since March 2017. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hershey from 2011 and Chairman from 2015 until his retirement in March 2017.

    Mr. Bilbrey joined the management team of Hershey as Senior Vice President, President Hershey International in 2003, serving as Senior Vice President, President Hershey North America from 2007 to 2010 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011. He previously spent 22 years at The Procter & Gamble Company. Independent Director - Elected director in 2015.

  • John T. Cahill

    Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company

    Mr. Cahill has been Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company since 2015. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive

    Officer of Kraft Foods Group from 2014 to 2015 and Chairman from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Mr. Cahill was an industrial partner at Ripplewood Holdings LLC from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Cahill was CEO of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from 2001 to 2003, Chairman and CEO from 2003 to 2006, and Executive Chairman from 2006 to 2007. Independent Director – Elected director in 2005.

  • Helene D. Gayle

    Chief Executive Officer of McKinsey Social Initiative

    Prior to joining McKinsey Social Initiative in 2015, Dr. Gayle was President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA from 2006 to 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Gayle was an

    executive in the Global Health program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2001 to 2006. She previously held multiple key positions at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Independent Director - Elected director in 2010.

  • Ellen M. Hancock

    Former President of Jazz Technologies, Inc. (formerly Acquicor Technology), 2005-2007

    Mrs. Hancock previously was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at

    National Semiconductor and Senior Vice President at IBM. Independent Director - Elected director in 1988.

  • C. Martin Harris

    Associate Vice President of the Health Enterprise and Chief Business Officer of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

    Dr. Harris has been Associate Vice President of the Health Enterprise and Chief Business Officer of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin since December 2016. Previously, he was CIO and Chairman

    of the Information Technology Division of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a Staff Physician for The Cleveland Clinic Hospital and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of General Internal Medicine from 1996 to 2016. Independent Director - Elected director in 2016.

  • Lorrie M. Norrington

    Operating Partner of Lead Edge Capital LLC

    Prior to joining Lead Edge in 2013, Ms. Norrington held several senior management roles at eBay from 2005 to 2010, including

    President of Global eBay Marketplaces, Chief Operating Officer of eBay Marketplaces, President of eBay International and CEO of Shopping.com. Previously, she held senior roles at Intuit, Inc. and General Electric Company. Independent Director - Elected director in 2015.

  • Michael B. Polk

    Chief Executive Officer of Newell Brands Inc.

    Mr. Polk was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. from 2011 to 2016. Prior to joining Newell Rubbermaid in 2011, Mr. Polk held a series

    of key positions at Unilever from 2003 to 2011, including President, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care. He previously spent 16 years at Kraft Foods. Independent Director - Elected director in 2014.

  • Stephen I. Sadove

    Lead Director, Founding Partner, JW Levin Management Partners LLC

    Prior to joining JW Levin Management Partners LLC, a private equity firm, in 2015, Mr. Sadove was Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated from 2006 to 2013 and Chairman

    of Saks Incorporated from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Sadove joined the management team of Saks as Vice Chairman in 2002, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2006. He previously held a series of key positions at Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Independent Director – Elected director in 2007.