John P. Manley, P.C., O.C.,
John P. Manley, P.C., O.C.,
  • TELUS Corporation (T) has appointed the honourable John P. Manley, P.C., O.C., as Chair of the Board
  • Mr. Manley had a 16-year career in politics, serving as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  • Mr. Manley has served on all of the TELUS Board’s committees since 2012
  • TELUS is a communications technology company
  • TELUS Corporation (T) is down 0.13 per cent on the day, trading at C$26.995 per share at 10:30 am ET

TELUS Corporation (T) has appointed the honourable John P. Manley, P.C., O.C., as Chair of the Board, effective in early May 2023.

Mr. Manley will succeed Dick Auchinleck, who is retiring after 20 years of service on the TELUS Board, including eight years as Chair. 

“John’s appointment as our new Board Chair is a testament to our robust succession planning process,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS.

“Over the course of his tenure on our Board, John has demonstrated exceptional professionalism, thought leadership and integrity, playing a key role in TELUS’ industry-leading growth strategy. We look forward to his continued contribution with his expertise, insightful guidance and deep understanding of our industry. This leadership progression will enable our continued success in our highly competitive and dynamic marketplace.”

Mr. Entwistle continued,

“On behalf of the TELUS team, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Dick for his tremendous contributions and passionate dedication over the last two decades. Thanks to Dick’s leadership and wisdom, our organization has consistently delivered industry-leading operational and financial results, significantly outperforming our peers. Moreover, we delivered superior value for shareholders, offered the industry-best customer service, and bolstered our globally recognized networks so that all Canadians have access to the information and resources that matter most. Critically, we also established and surpassed our ambitious Board diversity targets and became a leader in social capitalism, using our technology to drive meaningful change — from transforming access to healthcare and making our food supply more sustainable to reducing our environmental footprint and connecting Canadians in need.”

Mr. Manley is a Senior Business Advisor with Bennett Jones LLP. He was President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada from 2010 to 2018. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors for CIBC and CAE Inc. Mr. Manley had a 16-year career in politics, serving as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs and Finance. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Manley is one of the longest-serving Independent Directors of the TELUS Board and has served on all of the TELUS Board’s committees since 2012. During his tenure as the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, TELUS became one of only a few Canadian corporations to adopt and surpass Board diversity targets beyond gender, ensuring diverse representation at the highest level of its leadership.

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a communications technology company with $18 billion in annual revenue and 18 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security.

TELUS Corporation (T) is down 0.13 per cent on the day, trading at C$26.995 per share at 10:30 am ET.


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