Anne Gates

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

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, serving on the Audit Committee. She is on the Raymond James board, serving on the Audit and Risk Committee. She also serves on the PBS SoCal board as chair of the investment committee, and the boards of University of California Berkeley Foundation, and CADRE in Los Angeles. In 2017, Anne retired as president of MGA Entertainment, the largest privately held toy company in the United States with a global reach. She is past executive vice president and chief financial officer 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 has a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from UC Berkeley. She received her M.Sc. from the Engineering School at Columbia University, where she also completed post-graduate work. In 2010, Anne was named to the Power List of Britain's 100 most influential black people. Anne is a member of the Board of Directors of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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