Rick Fitzgerald

An exceptional business strategist, Rick Fitzgerald has more than 27 years of senior management experience and a track record of success, both in Canada and internationally.


Rick served as Chairman of Diageo Canada Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and before that as President and CEO since 1998, with the merger of United Distillers Canada Inc. and Gilbey’s Canada Inc.


Rick’s most recent role was President of Mark Anthony Brands, a major Canadian-owned diversified beverage alcohol company with overall responsibility for the company’s Canadian business.


Rick has served on a number of Boards of Directors, in both the public and private sectors including the Ontario Power Authorityand the Association of Canadian Distillers (Spirits Canada) and has experience interfacing and collaborating with all levels of government.


CEOs who have the opportunity to work with Rick will benefit from the depth and breadth of business knowledge he has gained during his career and his commitment to helping others succeed.