The Decanter Power List 2013
32 Bob Peter (–)
President and CEO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario
Among the world ’s largest drinks buyers, the Canada’s LCBO has a third of Ontario’s alcohol market (but it’s not a true monopoly) which it services through 630 retail stores, as well as LCBO Express stores in grocery retailers, catalogues and special order services run by 3,680 staff, offering nearly 19,000 products – of which 6,000 are new wine vintages. In 2011-12, sales topped CN$4.7bn. Peter has been in charge since 200; a visible and proactive CEO, often quoted on many issues, from underage drinking to trade union negotiations.