Mr. MacDonald is Chair of Deacon Investments Ltd., a private investment company, and Chair of Deacon Sports & Entertainment Limited, a private company that owns three minor professional sports franchises. Mr. MacDonald is a former executive with the Corporation having served as Executive Chairman (June 2015 to January 2019), Interim Chief Executive Officer (June 2017 to August 2018) and President and Chief Executive Officer (December 2008 to June 2015). Mr. MacDonald has had a long and successful career as an operating executive and entrepreneur. His operating experience includes serving as President and Managing Partner of Cable Atlantic, as the Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Cable and as the Chief Executive Officer of Persona Inc. ("Persona"), a TSX-listed cable and internet services company. Mr. MacDonald worked with a syndicate of investment partners to turn Persona's operations around and subsequently sold the business at a significant premium to its purchase price in 2007. Mr. MacDonald has also served as Chairman of the Newfoundland and Labrador Energy Corporation, which manages the province's oil, gas and hydro assets. He has management and investment experience in a number of industries including energy, commercial real estate, marketing and communications.
He has served on numerous public and private boards over the past three decades. In 2007, Mr. MacDonald was selected as CEO of the Year by Birch Hill Capital Partners.