Andy Gross comes to the Canada Games Council Board of Directors with vast knowledge and experience as a professional Canadian business leader. Andy graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1979. His 35 year retail career started with the Hudson’s Bay Company, and in 1985 he joined Giant Tiger Stores Limited and participated in its growth over almost 30 years, holding progressive positions culminating in serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2014. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Andy’s strong background in strategic planning, governance and strategy execution will greatly benefit the Canada Games movement going forward. Andy’s passion for sport is demonstrated by the many volunteer roles he has taken on in the past; including serving as President of the Capital Crusaders Minor Hockey Association and Director of the Canterbury Minor Hockey Association, while also coaching competitive Ringette and Minor Hockey. His first-hand knowledge of the power of sport combined with his extensive business experience will undoubtedly prove essential in helping the Canada Games continue to be an iconic Canadian Sport property.