Gordon Reid, Founder and Chairman of Giant Tiger Stores Limited, Canada’s leading discount retailer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Wood as President and COO, effective August 9, 2019. Succeeding Thomas Haig, who is retiring, Mr. Wood brings 16 years of experience within the company and has been an integral part of Giant Tiger’s carefully planned growth strategy, which commits to opening 10-15 stores per year across Canada. As part of his new role, Mr. Wood will also serve on Giant Tiger’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Wood joined Giant Tiger in 2003 from Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP. He moved into increasingly senior roles on the accounting team and most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing finance, real estate, warehousing and distribution, supply chain and merchandise planning. His extensive knowledge of the business, customer-centric approach, and passion for the company’s core values make him the ideal person to lead Giant Tiger.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Wood holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University.
About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian-owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada’s best-kept secret, the privately held company has over 250 locations across Canada and employs approximately 9,000 team members. You can also shop online at gianttiger.com. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice.