News Media Canada announces new chair and board members

News Media Canada welcomes Jamie Irving, Vice-President, Brunswick News Inc., as the association’s new chair. He was elected as chair at our AGM held earlier this week.

We’d also like to thank Bob Cox, our outgoing chair, for an incredible seven years of service to the association – and to publishers across the country. His collaborative spirit has been inspiring and we are thankful he will continue to serve as a director on our board.

The new executive committee of News Media Canada will consist of:

Vice-Chair/Treasurer: Craig Barnard, Senior Vice President, Print Operations, Postmedia Network Inc.

Secretary: Peter Kvarnstrom, President, Community Media, Glacier Media Inc.

Member-at-Large, representing independent publishers: Sophie Gaulin, Director and Editor-in-Chief, La Liberté,

Member-at-Large (New Position), representing Quebec: Marc-Noël Ouellette, Directeur général, icimédias, inc.

Other board directors of the association now include:

David Adsett, Publisher, Wellington Advertiser

Gilles Carignan, Chief Executive Officer, Le Soleil

Bob Cox, Publisher, Winnipeg Free Press

Phillip Crawley, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Globe and Mail

Sarah Holmes, Publisher, Gabriola Sounder

Abbas Homayed, Publisher,, Village Media

Duff Jamison, Chief Executive Officer, Great West Newspapers

Sean Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer, Advocate Printing & Publishing

Rick O’Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Black Press Media Ltd.

Neil Oliver, Executive Vice President and President of Daily News Brands, Torstar Corporation

Donna Pfeil, Publisher and President, Prince Albert Daily Herald