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"Leadership" at Mattel is the ability to develop and communicate a compelling picture of the future that inspires and motivates others to take action. Leaders at Mattel align themselves with Mattel's core values, exhibit leadership competencies and drive for success in our business strategies. In this way, we will work to achieve our vision, "Creating the Future of Play." Every day as Mattel's 28,000 employees worldwide strive to realize that vision, our leadership team is guiding the way.

Mattel Leadership

Christopher A. Sinclair has been Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer since January 2015 and a member of the Board of Directors since 1996. Prior to assuming the role of Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sinclair served as the Independent Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since 2011. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Chairman of the Board of Scandent Holdings, a Mauritius-based information technology investment company. From 2005 to 2009, he also served as Executive Chairman of Cambridge Solutions Corporation Ltd., a leader in providing information technology and business process outsourcing services. He also served as a Managing Director of Manticore Partners, LLC, a venture capital advisory firm, from 2000 to 2005, as an Operating Partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, a private equity firm, from 2000 to 2002, and from 1999 to 2000, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Caribiner International, Inc. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Food, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Foods & Beverages International and Pepsi-Cola International for more than five years.

Richard Dickson has been President, Chief Brands Officer, since January 2015. He served as Chief Brands Officer from May 2014 to January 2015. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Dickson served as President and CEO of Branded Businesses at The Jones Group, Inc. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Dickson served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Barbie at Mattel. From 2000 to 2008, he was Senior Vice President at Mattel overseeing Consumer Products, Marketing, Media, Entertainment and Packaging. Prior to Mattel, Mr. Dickson served as Vice President of Brand Management and Merchandising at Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. and was a principal with Gloss.com, an e-commerce beauty website he helped develop and manage until its acquisition by Estée Lauder. Mr. Dickson started his career and spent nearly a decade with Bloomingdale's, the leading U.S. fashion retailer.

Kevin Farr has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2000. From September 1996 to February 2000, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From June 1993 to September 1996, he served as Vice President, Tax. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director, Tax from August 1992 to June 1993.






Peter D. Gibbons has been Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer since January 2015. From April 2013 to January 2015, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain. From July 2008 to November 2012, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, at Starbucks Corporation. From February 2007 to July 2008 he served as Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, at Starbucks Corporation. From March 1999 to February 2007, he was Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, for the Glidden Company, a subsidiary of ICI Americas, Inc., a global chemical company. Prior to that, he held various roles in operations, finance and engineering with ICI plc in Europe and Latin America and the Scottish Development Agency.


Alan Kaye has been Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2011. From July 1997 to February 2011, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From June 1996 to June 1997, he was President, Texas Division of Kaufman and Broad Homes, a home building company. From June 1991 to June 1996, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Kaufman and Broad Homes. Prior to that, he worked for two years with the Hay Group, a compensation consulting firm and for 12 years with IBM in various human resources positions.



Tim Kilpin has been President, Chief Commercial Officer, since January 2015. He served as Executive Vice President, International from May 2014 to January 2015. From February 2011 to May 2014, he was Executive Vice President, Global Brands Team – Boys & Girls. From February 2010 to February 2011, he served as General Manager and Senior Vice President, Mattel Brands. Mr. Kilpin served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the Girls, Boys and Games groups from November 2008 to February 2010 and for the Boys group from October 2005 to November 2008. Prior to rejoining Mattel as a Senior Vice President, Marketing in 2003, Mr. Kilpin was Executive Vice President of Studio Franchise Management at The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Kilpin first joined Mattel in August 1984 and until October 1999, held various marketing positions, culminating as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the then Character Brands business unit.

Geoff Massingberd has been Chairman and President of MEGA Brands Inc. since April 2014. He was Mattel's Executive Vice President, International from February 2011 through April 2014. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility from September 2007 to February 2011. From February 1998 to August 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mattel's International divisions in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Latin America and from August 1997 to February 1998, he was Vice President, Sales for Mattel Canada. Prior to joining Mattel, Mr. Massingberd spent 18 years with Nestle S.A. and served in various roles, including Vice President, Sales and head of Nestle Canada's Confectionery division.


Jean McKenzie has been Executive Vice President of Mattel since September 2012. She was named President of American Girl Jan. 1, 2013. Prior to re-joining Mattel in October 2011 as Senior Vice President-Marketing, she was Senior Vice President for The Walt Disney Company from 2007 to 2010 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Learning Corporation from 1999 to 2005. From 1989-1998, Ms. McKenzie served in various executive positions at Mattel working on the Barbie brand, most recently as Executive Vice President and GM of Worldwide Barbie for Mattel.




Robert Normile has been Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since February 2011. From March 1999 to February 2011, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary from August 1994 to March 1999. From June 1992 to August 1994, he served as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to that, he was associated with the law firms of Latham & Watkins LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.




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