Independent Director, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
Peter J. McDonough most recently served as President, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Diageo North America, where he led the brand marketing and innovation group of a $5+ Billion business unit from 2009 to 2015. He served in this role at the world’s largest premium drinks company after being promoted from his earlier position in the company as General Manager; North American Innovation which he held from 2006 to 2009. In this role, Mr. McDonough transformed and built the marketing and product development organization of North America’s leading portfolio of premium and luxury spirit brands with new capabilities, a more focused strategic outlook and business plans that accelerated growth and positioned Diageo as the industry leader in new product innovation. Prior to joining Diageo, Mr. McDonough was the Vice President, European Marketing at The Procter & Gamble Company from 2004 to 2006, where he led the Gillette Division’s Duracell Battery and Braun Appliance Business Units with annual sales of more than $1.4 billion. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. McDonough was a university lecturer and management consultant at the University of Canterbury, Graduate School of Commerce in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to this academic post he served as Vice President of Marketing for Gillette’s flagship U.S. and Canadian Blade Razor & Grooming Products division with annual sales of $1.3 Billion. In this role he directed the North American market launch of leading brands like Mach3 Turbo for men, Venus Razors for women and several other leading grooming product brands. Earlier in his career, Mr. McDonough served as Director of North American Marketing at Black & Decker where he was involved in launching the DeWalt Power Tool Company. Mr. McDonough has served on several boards of directors and advisory committees since 2010, including The Ad Council of America, Effie Worldwide, Inc., The Splash Beverage Group and Ignition One Interactive. Mr. McDonough received a B.A. from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.