Since June 2015, Mr. MacDonald has held the role of the Corporation’s Executive Chairman. Mr. MacDonald joined the Corporation in December 2008 as the President and Chief Executive Officers. 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 Communications (“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 currently sits as a director of Unitek Global Services and 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.