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Our Board is responsible for effectively overseeing the Company’s risks and monitoring the effectiveness of management’s implementation of strategy, policies, and decisions. We believe our Board should be composed of highly engaged directors who possess the necessary qualifications and diversity of experience to provide quality advice and counsel to management. As a global company with operations on four continents, we consider inclusion and diversity to be part of who we are and core to our culture. At the Board level and throughout the organization, we strive to promote the benefits of leveraging our differences, fostering inclusion, and promoting a talented and diverse workforce.



Director Qualifications and Nominations


The Corporate Governance Committee recommends to the Board individuals to be director nominees who, in the opinion of the Committee, will be committed to collectively serving the long-term success of our business and the best interests of our shareholders. The Committee considers a range of factors when considering individual candidates, including personal and professional ethics, integrity, and values; independence; and gender, ethnic, racial, age, and geographic diversity. The Committee also considers professional experience and the current and future needs of the Board.

The Committee seeks nominees who have established strong professional reputations with experience in substantive areas that are important to the long-term success of our complex global business, such as:



Board Diversity


83 percentare independent
67 percentreflect diversity (gender, race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+)
42 percentare women
69 percentidentify as racially or ethnically diverse


Board Diversity


83 percentare independent
67 percentreflect diversity (gender, race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+)
42 percentare women
69 percentidentify as racially or ethnically diverse

For more detail on our Board of Directors, Committees of the Board, and governance structure, we encourage you to visit our Corporate Governance Documents page.




Meet Our Board


Carol Meyrowitz
Carol Meyrowitz
Carol
Meyrowitz
  • Director since 2006
  • Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee

Ms. Meyrowitz, age 67, has been Executive Chairman of the Board since January 2016 and a director since September 2006. She served as Chairman of the Board from June 2015 to January 2016 and as Chief Executive Officer of TJX from January 2007 to January 2016. In previous roles, Ms. Meyrowitz served as President of TJX from October 2005 to January 2011, Senior Executive Vice President of TJX from 2004 until January 2005, Executive Vice President of TJX from 2001 to 2004, and President of Marmaxx from 2001 to January 2005. From January 2005 until October 2005, she was employed in an advisory role for TJX and consulted for Berkshire Partners LLC, a private equity firm. From 1983 to 2001, Ms. Meyrowitz held various senior management and merchandising positions with Marmaxx and with Chadwick’s of Boston and Hit or Miss, former divisions of TJX. Ms. Meyrowitz was also a director of Staples, Inc. from 2007 to 2017. As Executive Chairman of the Board of TJX, and through the other positions Ms. Meyrowitz has held with TJX, Ms. Meyrowitz has a deep understanding of TJX and broad experience in all aspects of off-price retail, including innovation, business strategy, buying, distribution, marketing, real estate, finance and accounting, and international operations.

Ernie Herrman
Ernie
Herrman
  • Director since 2015
  • Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Herrman, age 60, has been Chief Executive Officer of TJX since January 2016, a director since October 2015, and President since January 2011. He served as Senior Executive Vice President, Group President from August 2008 to January 2011, with responsibilities for Marmaxx, HomeGoods, and TJX Canada; President of Marmaxx from 2005 to 2008; and Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Marmaxx from 2004 to 2005. From 1989 to 2004, he held various merchandising positions with TJX. As Chief Executive Officer and President of TJX, and through the other positions Mr. Herrman has held with the Company, Mr. Herrman has a deep understanding of TJX and broad experience in all aspects of off-price retail, including merchandising, management, leadership development, business strategy, international operations, marketing, real estate, buying, and distribution.

Zein Abdalla
Zein
Abdalla
  • Independent Director since 2012
  • Member of the Corporate Governance and Finance Committees

Mr. Abdalla, age 62, was the President of PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global food, snack, and beverage company, from September 2012 through his retirement in December 2014, prior to which he served as CEO of PepsiCo Europe, a division of PepsiCo, starting in November 2009 and as President, PepsiCo Europe Region starting in January 2006. Mr. Abdalla previously held a variety of senior positions at PepsiCo since he joined that company in 1995, including as General Manager of PepsiCo’s European Beverage Business, General Manager of Tropicana Europe, and Franchise Vice President for Pakistan and the Gulf region. Mr. Abdalla has also been a director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation since 2015. Mr. Abdalla’s executive experience with a large global company has given him expertise in corporate management, including in emerging markets, operations, brand management, distribution, and global strategy.

José B. Alvarez
José B.
Alvarez
  • Independent Director since 2020, and from 2007-2018
  • Member of the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Committees

Mr. Alvarez, age 58, is a member of the faculty of the Harvard Business School, which he joined in 2009 after holding various senior executive roles in the food retail industry. He served as Executive Vice President – Global Business Development for Royal Ahold N.V., now Royal Ahold Delhaize N.V., a global food retail group, in 2008 and served in a number of key management positions at Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover, a U.S. division of the group, from 2001 until 2008, including President and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics. He previously held executive positions at Shaw’s Supermarkets after beginning his career at American Stores Company in 1990. Mr. Alvarez has also been a director of United Rentals, Inc. since 2009. Mr. Alvarez's long career in the retail industry, including his experience as an educator on the industry, along with his public company directorships, provide him with deep expertise in global retail chain management, including organizational leadership, store management, supply chain, logistics, distribution, merchandising, marketing, and strategy.

Alan M. Bennett
Alan M.
Bennett
  • Independent Director since 2007
  • Lead Director and Member of the Executive Compensation, Finance, and Executive Committees

Mr. Bennett, age 70, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc., a tax services provider, from July 2010 until his retirement in May 2011 and was previously Interim Chief Executive Officer from November 2007 through August 2008. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Office of the Chairman of Aetna Inc., a diversified healthcare benefits company, from 2001 to 2007, and previously held other senior financial management positions at Aetna after joining in 1995. Mr. Bennett held various senior management roles in finance and sales/marketing at Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corporation, formerly Armstrong Rubber Company, from 1981 to 1995 and began his career with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young LLP). Mr. Bennett has also been a director of Halliburton Company since 2006 and Fluor Corporation since 2011. Mr. Bennett’s senior leadership roles in two significant financial businesses provide him with executive experience in managing very large businesses and change management as well as financial expertise including financial management, taxes, accounting, controls, finance, and financial reporting.

Rosemary T. Berkery
Rosemary T.
Berkery
  • Independent Director since 2018
  • Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee and Member of the Audit Committee

Ms. Berkery, age 68, was Chairman of UBS Bank USA and Vice Chairman of UBS Wealth Management Americas, a bank and wealth management firm, from March 2010 until April 2018, also serving as CEO of UBS Bank USA from March 2010 to December 2015. Before joining UBS, she held a variety of roles over more than 25 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., until her departure in January 2009, including Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 2001 and Vice Chairman from 2007. Ms. Berkery has also been a director of Fluor Corporation since 2010. Ms. Berkery's long career as a senior executive in the financial services industry provides her with expertise in finance, investment strategies, and management of complex global organizations, as well as significant experience in governance, compliance, and risk assessment and oversight.

David T. Ching
David T.
Ching
  • Independent Director since 2007
  • Member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees

Mr. Ching, age 68, was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Safeway Inc., a food and drug retailer, from 1994 to January 2013 and has consulted through DTC Associates LLC, focusing on management consulting and technology services, since 2013. Previously, Mr. Ching was the General Manager for British American Consulting Group, a software and consulting firm focusing on the distribution and retail industries. He also worked for Lucky Stores Inc., a subsidiary of American Stores Company, from 1979 to 1993, including serving as the Senior Vice President of Information Systems. Mr. Ching’s strong technological experience and related management positions in the retail industry provide him expertise including in information systems, information security and controls, technology implementation and operation, reporting, and distribution in the retail industry.

C. Kim Goodwin
C. Kim
Goodwin
  • Independent Director since 2020
  • Member of the Audit and Finance Committees

Ms. Goodwin, 61, is an experienced financial service professional. Her long career in the industry includes serving as Managing Director and Head of Equities (Global) for the Asset Management Division of Credit Suisse Group AG from 2006 to 2008, and as Chief Investment Officer – Equities at State Street Research & Management Co., a money management firm, from 2002 to 2005. She is now a private investor. Ms. Goodwin has also been a director of Popular, Inc. since 2011. Ms. Goodwin’s many years of experience in investment and financial services, as well as her years of service as a public company director in different industries, provide her with strong analytical skills, business acumen, and experience in risk assessment and management, as well as a deep understanding of financial markets and corporate strategies.

Michael F. Hines
Michael F.
Hines
  • Independent Director since 2007
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee

Mr. Hines, age 65, served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, from 1995 to March 2007. From 1990 to 1995, he held management positions with Staples, Inc., an office products retailer, most recently as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Hines spent 12 years in public accounting, the last eight years with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Hines also was a director of GNC Holdings, Inc. and Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. from 2009 and from 2011, respectively, until 2020, after each had ceased to be a public company. Mr. Hines’ experience as a financial executive and certified public accountant provides him with expertise in the retail industry including accounting, controls, financial reporting, tax, finance, risk management, and financial management.

Ernie Herrman
Ernie
Herrman
  • Director since 2015
  • Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Herrman, age 60, has been Chief Executive Officer of TJX since January 2016, a director since October 2015, and President since January 2011. He served as Senior Executive Vice President, Group President from August 2008 to January 2011, with responsibilities for Marmaxx, HomeGoods, and TJX Canada; President of Marmaxx from 2005 to 2008; and Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Marmaxx from 2004 to 2005. From 1989 to 2004, he held various merchandising positions with TJX. As Chief Executive Officer and President of TJX, and through the other positions Mr. Herrman has held with the Company, Mr. Herrman has a deep understanding of TJX and broad experience in all aspects of off-price retail, including merchandising, management, leadership development, business strategy, international operations, marketing, real estate, buying, and distribution.

C. Kim Goodwin
C. Kim
Goodwin
  • Independent Director since 2020
  • Member of the Audit and Finance Committees

Ms. Goodwin, 61, is an experienced financial service professional. Her long career in the industry includes serving as Managing Director and Head of Equities (Global) for the Asset Management Division of Credit Suisse Group AG from 2006 to 2008, and as Chief Investment Officer – Equities at State Street Research & Management Co., a money management firm, from 2002 to 2005. She is now a private investor. Ms. Goodwin has also been a director of Popular, Inc. since 2011. Ms. Goodwin’s many years of experience in investment and financial services, as well as her years of service as a public company director in different industries, provide her with strong analytical skills, business acumen, and experience in risk assessment and management, as well as a deep understanding of financial markets and corporate strategies.

Michael F. Hines
Michael F.
Hines
  • Independent Director since 2007
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee

Mr. Hines, age 65, served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, from 1995 to March 2007. From 1990 to 1995, he held management positions with Staples, Inc., an office products retailer, most recently as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Hines spent 12 years in public accounting, the last eight years with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Hines also was a director of GNC Holdings, Inc. and Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. from 2009 and from 2011, respectively, until 2020, after each had ceased to be a public company. Mr. Hines’ experience as a financial executive and certified public accountant provides him with expertise in the retail industry including accounting, controls, financial reporting, tax, finance, risk management, and financial management.

Amy B. Lane
Amy B.
Lane
  • Independent Director since 2005
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee and member of the Audit and Executive Committees

Ms. Lane, age 68, was a Managing Director and Group Leader of the Global Retailing Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., from 1997 until her retirement in 2002. Ms. Lane previously served as a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers, Inc., where she founded and led the retail industry investment banking unit. Ms. Lane’s public company roles consist of serving as a director NextEra Energy, Inc., since 2015 and as a member of the board of trustees of Urban Edge Properties since 2015. She served on the Board of GNC Holdings, Inc. from 2011 until 2020. Ms. Lane’s experience as the leader of two investment banking practices covering the global retailing industry has given her substantial experience with financial services, capital markets, finance and accounting, capital structure, acquisitions, and divestitures in that industry as well as management, leadership, and strategy.

Jackwyn L. Nemerov
Jackwyn L.
Nemerov
  • Independent Director since 2016
  • Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and Member of the Executive Compensation Committee

Ms. Nemerov, age 69, was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in premium lifestyle products, from November 2013 until November 2015 and served on Ralph Lauren’s board of directors from 2007 until 2015. She served as Executive Vice President of Ralph Lauren Corporation from September 2004 until October 2013. Prior to her tenure there, she held multiple positions in the retail industry, including President and Chief Operating Officer of the Jones Apparel Group from 1998 to 2002. Ms. Nemerov’s extensive retail, brand management and operations experience, as well as her related Board and management positions in the apparel and retail industry, provide her with corporate governance experience as well as valuable expertise in sourcing and supply chain management, manufacturing, merchandising, and licensing.

John F. O'Brien
John F.
O'Brien
  • Independent Director since 1996
  • Member of the Governance Committee

Mr. O'Brien, age 78, is the retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Allmerica Financial Corporation (now The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.), an insurance and diversified financial services company, holding those positions from 1995 to 2002. Mr. O’Brien previously held executive positions at Fidelity Investments, an asset management firm, including Group Managing Director of FMR Corporation, Chairman of Institutional Services Company, and Chairman of Brokerage Services, Inc. Mr. O’Brien has also been a director of LKQ Corporation since 2003 and was a director of Cabot Corporation from 1990 until 2020 and a director of a family of registered mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc., an investment management advisory firm, from 2004 until 2018. Mr. O’Brien has substantial executive experience with two financial services businesses, providing him with expertise including general management and oversight with respect to strategy, financial planning, insurance, operations, finance, and capital structure.