Molson Coors has appointed Gary S. Matthews to its board of directors.

Matthews has had leadership and operational roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pepsico, Inc. and Procter & Gamble Company, including several years within Diageo plc, as president of Guinness Import Company, Inc. and managing director for Guinness UK. He also held a senior manager role at McKinsey & Company.

"I am pleased to welcome Gary to our board and am looking forward to his valuable insight. His broad executive and marketing experience gained serving several global consumer companies, including a world-wide beer industry player, brings an additional dimension to the current depth of our board," said chairman Eric H. Molson.

Matthews, who is currently president and CEO of Sleep Innovations, Inc., is a graduate from Princeton University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

His appointment to the Molson Coors board became effective yesterday (10 November).