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Senior Management

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Andrew MacLeod

President and Chief Executive Officer 


Mr. MacLeod was appointed Postmedia’s President and Chief Executive Officer in January, 2019. He joined Postmedia in 2014 as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Mr. MacLeod also currently serves as a Director on the boards for Waterfront Toronto, Communitech and Invest Ontario.

Prior to joining Postmedia, Mr. MacLeod held a number of senior executive positions, most recently as Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director, North America at BlackBerry.



Mary Anne Lavallee

Executive Vice President,  Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer


Ms. Lavallee was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2019 and assumed the additional role of Interim Chief Financial Officer in September, 2021. Ms. Lavallee has operational purview across the organization with particular focus on new digital revenue growth which is fundamental to our future success. As Interim Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lavallee is responsible for Postmedia’s financial operations and reporting.

Ms. Lavallee joined Postmedia in 2014 as Vice President, Advertising Sales Operations. In July 2016, Ms. Lavallee was appointed Senior Vice President, Readers Sales & Commercial Operations.

Prior to joining Postmedia, Ms. Lavallee was Head of Financial Planning and held senior leadership positions in Business Operations at BlackBerry.

Ms. Lavallee CPA, CA received her Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy Studies from the University of Waterloo. She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).



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Gillian Akai

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel


Ms. Akai was appointed Postmedia’s Chief Administrative Officer in February 2018, adding to her existing role as General Counsel which she has held since November 2016. Ms. Akai is responsible for Postmedia’s legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance, human resources and risk management.

Ms. Akai joined Postmedia’s predecessor company in 2006 and added corporate secretarial duties to her legal affairs responsibilities in 2010.

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Akai was an Associate at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (now Dentons Canada LLP) practicing corporate commercial law including mergers and acquisitions and specializing in technology and intellectual property matters.

Ms. Akai holds a joint Bachelor of Laws (LLB)/MBA from Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business (York University).