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 and Communitech.
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Bidulka was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2017. He is responsible for financial operations, reporting and risk management.
Previously, Mr. Bidulka was Deputy Financial Officer at George Weston Limited and Chief Financial Officer at BlackBerry.
Mr. Bidulka received his Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Mary Anne Lavallee
Mary Anne was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2019. Ms. Lavallee has operational purview across the organization with particular focus on new digital revenue growth which is fundamental to our future success.
She 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).
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 and corporate governance as well as employee relations and HR policies.
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) and worked within the Business Law Group with a focus on private mergers and acquisitions, technology and software licensing, and general corporate commercial work.
Ms. Akai holds a joint Bachelor of Laws (LLB)/MBA from Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business (York University).