Bill McEwan

Bill was born and raised in Trail and has spent over 30 years in grocery retailing. He is currently President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Sobeys's Incorporated.

Bill began his career at Ferraro's Ltd., or Super Valu, at the age of 15, spending 13 years with the company in a variety of roles in BC and Alberta. He joined Coca Cola Ltd. in Toronto in 1989 and held a number of senior positions with the firm before joining A&P Canada as a Senior Vice President of Grocery and Non-food Merchandising in 1994. He was appointed President and Chief Merchandising Officer of that company in 1996 and also served as President and CEO of the company's US-Atlantic Region. In 2000, he joined Sobey's. There he has overseen the development of the company's long-term strategic plan, built a solid leadership team that has executed Sobey's Food Focused Program plans.

Bill has served on the Board of Directors for CIES, the Food Business Forum, the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors, and the Grocery Industry Foundation. In 1999, he was recognized as National Volunteer of the Year by the Kids Help Phone Foundation.

In 2005, he was presented with the Golden Pencil Award, the Canadian Grocery Industry's highest honour in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Canadian Food Industry.