Three new directors join the National NewsMedia Council

National NewsMedia Council has begun 2023 by announcing it has welcomed three new directors to its board.

Two of the new directors are professional directors who hold senior editorial positions at their respective news organizations. One is a public director with expertise in both the legal and financial sectors.

Sophie Gaulin joins the NNC board as the executive director and editor-in-chief of the Franco-Manitoban newspaper La Liberté. She strongly believes in the need for a free, strong and independent press.

Rob Roberts serves on the NNC board as the editor-in-chief of the National Post, where he has worked in various editing roles since it launched in 1998, minus a stint as Atlantic Bureau Chief for The Canadian Press from 2015-2019.

Carmen Crépin joins the NNC as a public member. She is a lawyer and member of the Quebec Bar since 1974. After private practice, she served in different legal and administrative positions with Quebec Transport, Justice, and Solicitor general ministries before being appointed Chief Coroner Inquests and Deputy Chief Coroner.

She later joined the financial sector as Secretary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ before being appointed Chair of Quebec Securities Commission. She also has worked with the Investment Dealers Association, a pan-Canadian self-regulatory organization with oversight of the investment industry and with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada until 2015.

You can read more about these new recruits here.