Members of Perrigo's Board of Directors

Board of Directors  |  Executive Management  |  Corporate Governance


Laurie Brlas,  57, has been a director of Perrigo since August 2003 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Ms. Brlas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation from September 2013 until October 2016. She previously served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Operations of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America, from October 2012 through July 2013, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through September 2012, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008, and as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that Ms. Brlas served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of STERIS Corporation, a provider of healthcare products, from 2000 through 2006. From 1995 through 2000, Ms. Brlas held various positions with Office Max, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Brlas also served as a director for Nova Chemicals from September 2008 to July 2009.


Bradley Alford, 60, has been a director of Perrigo since February 2017. Mr. Alford is an Operating Partner at Advent International Corporation. He also serves as a Director of Avery Dennison Corporation, and a Director of Conagra Brands, Inc. and Unified Grocers, Inc. Throughout his career, Mr. Alford has been focused on initiatives to improve processes and facilitate best practices across an organization. Previously, Mr. Alford served as CEO and President of Nestlé Brands Company, responsible for Nestlé’s North American Food Services business and Foreign Trade and Sales Divisions.


Rolf Classon,  71, has been a director of Perrigo since May 2017. Rolf has extensive experience as a senior executive and Board member of a number of international medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Tecan Group Ltd. and is on the Boards of Catalent, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care AG and Co. and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Mr. Classon has served on a number of other Boards, including Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Millipore Corporation, and Prometheus Laboratories Inc. He was Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO for Bayer Healthcare from 2002 to 2004, in addition to holding a number of different positions at Bayer AG between 1991 and 2002. From 2005 to 2006 he served as interim President and CEO at Hillenbrand Industries, and prior to 1991 he held a number of different management positions at Pharmacia Corporation.


Gary M. Cohen, 56, has been a director of Perrigo since January 2003. Since 2006, he has served as Executive Vice President of Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”), a provider of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic systems. He also served as President of BD Medical, one of three business segments of BD, from 1999 until 2006. Mr. Cohen has been an executive officer of BD in various capacities since 1996. Mr. Cohen presently serves as a director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation; vice chair of the board of the United States Fund for UNICEF; a director of the Accordia Global Health Foundation; a director and acting CEO of GBCHealth; a director and founder of Together for Girls, Inc.; a director of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation; a vice chair of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy’s Office for Financing the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals; and chairperson of the CDC Corporate Roundtable.


John T. Hendrickson, 53, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Perrigo since April 2016. He served as Perrigo’s President from October 2015 until April 2016. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Global Operations & Supply Chain of Perrigo Company from March 2007 to October 2015; Executive Vice President and General Manager of Perrigo Consumer Healthcare from 2003 to 2007; Executive Vice President – Operations from 1999 to 2003; Vice President of Manufacturing from 1996 to 1999; Vice President of Customer Service from 1995 to 1996; Director of Engineering from 1993 to 1995; and Process Engineering Manager from 1989 to 1993. Previously, Mr. Hendrickson held a leadership position working for Procter & Gamble.


Adriana Karaboutis,  54, has been a direction of Perrigo since May 2017. Adrianna serves as an independent director on several company Boards including Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Previously, Adriana served as the Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen, Inc., where she oversaw information technology and led the digital health technology and advanced analytics team. Prior to her time at Biogen, Adrianna was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Dell, Inc., and spent over 20 years at General Motors and Ford Company in various international leadership positions.


Jeff Kindler, 61, has been a director of Perrigo since February 2017. Mr. Kindler is a Managing Member is a Venture Partner at Lux Capital and serves a CEO of Centrexion Corporation, which is a privately held bio therapeutics company that develops pain therapies. In addition, Mr. Kindler serves as Executive Chairman of vTv, Managing Director at Starboard Capital Partners, and advisor to a number of healthcare companies. Prior to this, Mr. Kindler was Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Vice President of Litigation and Legal Policy at General Electric Company, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at McDonald’s, and President at Partner Brands. In addition, Mr. Kindler has served as Member and Chairman on a number of Boards of Directors.


Donal O'Connor, 64, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2014 and was previously a director of Elan Corporation, plc from May 2008 until Perrigo’s acquisition of Elan in December 2013. During Mr. O’Connor’s tenure on Elan’s board of directors, he served on Elan’s Audit and Leadership, Development and Compensation Committees. He was previously a senior partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Ireland from 1995 until 2007. He was also a member of Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Global Board from 2003 to 2008 and was a former chairman of the Eurofirms Board. From December 2008 to May 2012, Mr. O’Connor served as a director for Readymix plc, an Irish concrete manufacturer and supplier, also serving on its audit and remuneration committees. From December 2008 to June 2010, Mr. O’Connor served as Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank plc. Mr. O’Connor holds directorships in a number of private Irish companies.


Geoffrey M. Parker,  52, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2016. Mr. Parker previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals from September 2010 to May 2015. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Parker led the West Coast Healthcare Investment Banking practice at Goldman Sachs, where he advised leading companies in the biotechnology, life science tools and medical device industries. Mr. Parker currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Genomic Health, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and ChemoCentryx.


Theodore R. Samuels,  61, has been a director of Perrigo since January, 2017. Mr. Samuels previously served as President of Capital Guardian Trust Company, a Capital Group company, from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Samuels was an equity analyst and portfolio manager at Capital Group from 1981 to 2016. He served on many management and investment committees within Capital during his tenure. Mr. Samuels has also been a director of Stamps.com since January 2017.


Jeffrey Smith, 44,  has been a director of Perrigo since February 2017. Mr. Smith is a Managing Member, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in best-in-class corporate governance practices and significantly improving value at underperforming companies. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Advance Auto Parts and serves on the Board of Yahoo! Inc. Formerly Mr. Smith was Chairman of the Board of Darden Restaurants, Inc. and Phoenix Technologies Ltd., and sat on the Boards of many other companies.


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