The TELUS Board of Directors has approved the appointment of the Honourable John Manley as Chair of the Board, effective following his re-election at TELUS’ annual general meeting in early May 2023.
Manley will succeed Dick Auchinleck, who is retiring after 20 years of exemplary service on the TELUS Board, including eight years as Chair. Manley’s appointment is a result of the company’s robust succession planning process.
“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.”
Entwistle continued: “...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 industry-best customer service, and bolstered our globally recognized networks so that all Canadians have access to the information and resources that matter most…”
“Working alongside the TELUS Board, Darren and the TELUS leadership team over the past two decades has been highly gratifying: we achieved the largest tech IPO in TSX history with TELUS International, launched and expanded TELUS Health and TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods, earned global recognition for our world-leading networks and reached 18 million customer connections across our offerings, representing growth of 318 per cent since 2000,” expressed Auchinleck.
Manley concluded: “I look forward to dedicating my full time to being chair, and I am also deeply honoured by the Board’s confidence in me. I am committed to working in partnership with Darren, my fellow Board members and the talented leadership team at TELUS to advance our global, diversified expansion, lead the world in social capitalism and facilitate transformational change through technology for years to come.”