Anne Gates

Independent Director, Kroger, Tapestry Inc. and Raymond James; Former President, MGA Entertainment

Anne Gates has been in global consumer products businesses for over 35 years. She is currently on the Kroger board, serving on the Audit and Public Responsibility Committees as an Audit Committee financial expert and the chair of the Audit Committee. Anne is on the Tapestry, Inc. board and serves on the Human Resources Anne has been in global consumer products businesses for over 35 years. She retired as president of MGA Entertainment, the largest privately held toy company in the United States with a global reach. Ms. Gates is past executive vice president and CFO of The Disney Company's Consumer Products Division ($3 Billion in revenues) and past managing director for Disney Consumer Products Europe and Emerging Markets based in London. She is currently on the . Kroger Board, serving as a member of the Public Responsibility Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee (she is designated as an Audit Committee Financial Expert). She has joined the Tapestry, Inc. Board and serves on the Audit Committee.She is also on the Raymond James Board, serving on the Audit and Risk Committee. She also serves on the PBS SoCal Board (chair of the Investment Committee), and Boards of UC Berkeley Foundation, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for Columbia University and CADRE in Los Angeles. She received her MS degree from the Engineering School at Columbia University, where she also completed post-graduate work. She has her BA degree in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley. In 2010, Anne was named to the Power List of Britain's 100 most influential black people.