CanWest Global Communications
3100 TD Centre, 201 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L7, Canada
Phone: 204-956-2025
Fax: 204-947-9841
www.canwestglobal.com

The CanWest Global Communications Corp. Board of Directors is comprised of nine members. The executive committee of the Board includes Leonard Asper, David Asper, Frank McKenna and Lloyd Barber.

Executive Management:

 
Leonard Asper
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Asper, a lawyer, joined CanWest in 1991 as Associate General Counsel for the Company's Global Television station in Ontario. Thereafter, he held various positions in Corporate Development, and was Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Asper took over the Presidency of the Company in 1999. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Global Television Network and various other CanWest Global subsidiaries. Mr. Asper is a 2002 recipient of the "Top 40 Under 40", a business award recognizing achievement in Canada by individuals less than 40 years of age. As well, he was named CEO of the Year by Playback magazine in 2001, a trade publication for the Canadian television and film production community.
Tom Strike
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate

Mr. Strike, a chartered accountant, joined CanWest in 1986 and has held the positions of Senior Executive Vice-President of the Company, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate. In his current role, Mr. Strike is responsible for overseeing all corporate functions at CanWest, including legal services, finance, development and corporate affairs.
David A. Asper
Executive Vice President
Chairman, National Post

Mr. Asper, a lawyer, joined the company in 1992 and has had various responsibilities covering corporate development and broadcast operations. As a member of the corporate executive management committee, Mr. Asper is actively engaged in the planning and implementation of broad corporate strategy. He carries specific responsibilities regarding news and current affairs in print, broadcast and online operations including the development of new editorial initiatives.
John Maguire
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Maguire is responsible for all of the Company's financial and corporate accounting activities. A chartered accountant, Mr. Maguire also works closely with the Company's bankers and auditors, and maintains communication with financial communities throughout North America.
Richard Leipsic
Vice-President and General Counsel

As a senior partner with the Winnipeg based legal firm, Pitblado Buchwald Asper, Mr. Leipsic provided CanWest with outside legal counsel and corporate development advice for many years before joining the Company in January 1999. Mr. Leipsic is responsible for all legal affairs and is an integral part of the development team. He has practiced commercial law since 1975.
Geoffrey Elliot
Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Mr. Elliot is responsible for the Company's relations with governments, investors, media, and the public. He was most recently at the Air Transport Association of Canada as Executive Vice-president. Previously, Mr. Elliot held executive management positions at Air Canada, Noranda Forest Inc. (now Nexfor Inc.), and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. His last position in government was Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gary A. Maavara
Vice-President, Public Relations

Mr. Maavara is Vice President, Public Relations of CanWest Global Communications Corp. In this role he oversees the community relations of CanWest as well as its national philanthropic initiatives. He is also responsible for brand management in the company. Prior to this role Mr. Maavara was the Chief Operating Officer of CanWest Interactive, which operates the company’s consumer web sites such as canada.com as well as the Infomart and Financial Post Data Group content sales operations. He was concurrently Senior Vice President Specialty Television, of the Global Television Network.
Gail Asper
Corporate Secretary

Ms. Asper, a lawyer, has been with the Company since 1989 serving as General Counsel until 1998 and as Corporate Counsel since 1990. While her primary responsibilities relate directly to the Company's Board of Directors, she is also President of the CanWest Global Charitable Foundation and chairs the Company's Community Support Committee. Ms. Asper also serves on the Company's Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2002 Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
John Culligan
Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Culligan has primary responsibility for the Company's business acquisition and divestiture projects. He has been actively involved in the Company's international and domestic media investment endeavours since joining CanWest in 1999. He has played a key role, over the past 2 years, in the divestiture of several television stations as well as daily and weekly newspapers and other publications in Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan raising more than $700 million. Mr. Culligan has more than twelve years experience in corporate finance and holds both an MBA and a CFA charter.



 
Richard C. Camilleri
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Camilleri joined CanWest in 2002 with responsibility for management oversight of all of all the company's media and entertainment operations in Canada. Prior to joining CanWest, Mr. Camilleri was President, Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) for seven years and since then, Chairman, President and CEO of Arius3D Inc a Canadian high tech company with proprietary technology in the field of high-resolution 3D digital imaging.
Nick Falloon
Executive Chairman The Ten Group Pty Limited (TEN) and Ten Network Holdings Limited

Joined TEN in January 2002 as Executive Chairman. Previously served as chief executive officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited from 1998 - 2001. From 1994 - 1998, Mr Falloon was chief executive officer of PBL enterprises and group financial director of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. In 1990 Mr Falloon was appointed financial director of the Nine Network Australia Limited and general manager of TCN Channel 9. Before that he was group financial controller of the Nine Network and, earlier, chief management accountant. He joined the Nine Network in 1982 as an accountant. Mr Falloon has been a director of a number of companies including Foxtel, ecorp and TMS, which together with his PBL experience provides a strong background in television, pay TV, magazines, radio and the internet.
Brent Impey
Group Chief Executive,
CanWest New Zealand

Mr. Impey was appointed CEO of More FM Radio Network in June 1998 and in fall 2000 was named Group Chief Executive of CanWest New Zealand, with responsibility for the TV3 and TV4 television networks, as well as CanWest Radio New Zealand. A lawyer and former Executive Director of the Radio Broadcasters' Association, Mr. Impey has won numerous awards including the 1990 Mobil Radio Award for Broadcaster of the Decade and the New Zealand Commemoration Medal for Services to Broadcasting.
Rick Hetherington
Chief Executive Officer,
TV3 Television Network, Ireland

Mr. Hetherington oversaw the start-up operation of TV3, the Republic of Ireland's first private television network launched on September 20, 1998. Prior to this appointment in January 1998, he was General Manager of CanWest's Global Television Network station in Winnipeg. Mr. Hetherington has over 20 years experience in television management, and extensive experience in production, marketing, sales and promotion.

 

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