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Board of Directors

Members sit on both Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Postmedia Network Inc. boards and have been appointed to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders.

Paul Godfrey, C.M., O.Ont. (Chair)

Mr. Godfrey is the Chair of Postmedia. Previously, Mr. Godfrey served as Executive Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Postmedia, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Post Inc. Mr. Godfrey currently sits on a number of corporate boards including as Chairman of Bragg Gaming Group Inc., Interim Chairman and Lead Director of Cargojet Inc., and is Vice-Chairman of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.

Mr. Godfrey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club from 2000-2008, and spent 16 years with Sun Media Corporation, eventually taking the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. He also served as Chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation from 2010 until 2013.

Mr. Godfrey has a distinguished background in public service having served a record four terms over 11 years as the Chairman of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.

Peter Sharpe (Lead Director)

Mr. Sharpe retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadillac Fairview Corporation in 2010, having served with the company for over 25 years. Mr. Sharpe is currently a director of Morguard Corporation, First Industrial REIT (US), and Allied Property REIT.  Mr. Sharpe is also a past Chairman and current Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Andrew MacLeod (Director)

Mr. MacLeod is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Postmedia Network Inc. He joined Postmedia in 2014 as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer and served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Postmedia, Mr. MacLeod held a number of senior executive positions in the technology sector, including serving as the Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director of North America at BlackBerry. Mr. MacLeod also currently serves as a Director on the board for Waterfront Toronto and Communitech. Mr. MacLeod is a graduate of Western University (BA).

John Bode (Director)

Mr. Bode is currently Chief Operating Officer at ReaderLink Distribution Services. Previously, Mr. Bode owned and operated a strategic consultancy practice focused on working with companies, primarily legacy print media companies, undertaking major transformation initiatives and transactions. Prior to his consultancy practice, Mr. Bode was Chief Financial Officer at Tribune Publishing.

Janet Ecker (Director)

Janet Ecker recently retired from the role of President and CEO of Toronto Financial Services Alliance, having served in the role for nearly 13 years. Ms. Ecker served as a member of provincial parliament in Ontario from 1995 to 2003 and held the portfolios of Minister of Finance, Minister of Education, Minister of Community and Social Services and Government House Leader. In 2002 she was the first woman to deliver a budget in Ontario.

In November 2016, Ms. Ecker was named a Member of the Order of Canada for being a leader in the financial industry. She currently sits on a wide range of public and private sector boards, agencies and advisory committees, most recently serving as the Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto.

Vincent Gasparro (Director)

Mr. Gasparro is currently the Managing Director, Corporate Development & Clean Energy Finance, at Vancity Community Investment Bank. Previously he served as the Principal Secretary in the Office of the Mayor of Toronto and held various roles in private equity with Lynx Equity Ltd. and its affiliates. Prior to that Mr. Gasparro served as Special Assistant in the Office of the Prime Minister. Mr. Gasparro is a graduate of York University (BA), earned an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Villanova School of Business in Philadelphia.

Wendy Henkelman (Director)

Wendy Henkelman has extensive experience in all aspects of the finance industry. Throughout her career, she held leadership positions for major oil and gas companies, worked as Vice President of Treasury and Compliance and as the executive in charge of information technology for Penn West Exploration, and served as the executive in charge of tax and royalties at Shell Canada.

Ms. Henkelman currently serves on the Board of ATB Financial and the Board of TriSummit Utilities. She has previously served on the board of Cervus Equipment, chaired several pension trusts and has served on not for profit boards.

Jamie Irving (Director) 

Mr. Irving was previously Vice President at Brunswick News where he worked for 20 years. In December 2020, Mr. Irving was selected to serve as vice Chair of industry association News Media Canada and was elected its Chair in May, 2021. He chairs the Board of Trustees at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Mr. Irving has a BA from the University of Ottawa and an MSC from the Columbia Journalism School.

Mary Junck  (Director)

Ms. Junck is Chairman of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 primarily midsize markets in the United States. Ms. Junck began her career at the Charlotte Observer in 1972 as marketing research manager. She later held senior executive positions at the former Times Mirror Company, as executive vice president of Times Mirror and president of Times Mirror Eastern Newspapers. Ms. Junck is the retired Chairman of the board of directors of The Associated Press, the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization and serves on the board of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, a private liberal arts college.

Daniel Rotstein (Director)

Mr. Rotstein serves as the Director of Human Resources/Risk Management for the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida and provides human resources, risk management, and administrative consulting services to companies in various industries, including American Media, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Rotstein was the Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, for American Media, Inc. Mr. Rotstein has over 25 years of experience holding human resources management positions in the manufacturing, financial services and retail services industries and has successfully assisted organizations in all facets of human resources, risk management and administration.

Graham Savage (Director)

Mr. Savage is a corporate director, and from 1997 to 2007 he was Chairman and Founding Partner of Callisto Capital, a private equity firm. Prior to that, Mr. Savage spent 21 years as a senior officer at Rogers Communications Inc. Mr. Savage is currently the Chairman of Sears Canada Inc. and a director of Cott Corporation. Mr. Savage previously served as a director of Canadian Tire Corp., Rogers Communications Inc., Sun Media Corp., Royal Group Technologies Ltd., Hollinger International Inc., among others.