Harry Winston Names Board Members

Harry Winston Diamond Corp. on Tuesday announced the appointments of Matthew Barrett and Micheline Bouchard to the company’s board of directors. Their appointments bring the number of board members to nine.
Barrett is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Barclays PLC. He began his career at the Bank of Montreal in 1962 and held a variety of management positions in international banking and treasury during his 37 year tenure. He was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1987. In 1989, he became CEO and was named chairman and CEO in 1990. In 1999, Barrett accepted the position of group chief executive of Barclays Bank PLC and was appointed chairman in 2004. Barrett currently is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York International Advisory Committee and previously served on the board of directors of Molson, Inc. and Seagram Corp.
Bouchard is the former president and chief executive officer of ART Advanced Research Technologies, a biomedical company based in Montreal. Prior to that, she was global corporate vice-president, enterprise services at the head office of Motorola Inc. in Chicago after serving as president and CEO of Motorola Canada in Toronto. In addition, she served as vice president of business development Canada and vice president of Quebec operations during her tenure at Hewlett-Packard Canada, Ltd. Montreal.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences, Engineering Physics; and a Master’s Degree in Applied Sciences, Electrical Engineering, both from Polytechnique, Montreal. She currently serves on the board of directors of Telus Corp., Citadel Group of Funds and Home Capital/Home Trust.
Harry Winston Diamond Corp., Toronto, is a specialist diamond enterprise with assets in the mining and retail segments of the diamond industry. The company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40 percent interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company’s retail division, Harry Winston, Inc., is a premier jewelry and timepiece retailer.