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Rogers shuffles executive leadership team

Rogers Communications has made post-Shaw merger changes to its executive leadership team that see former federal Industry, Science & Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains appointed Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.

In the new role, Rogers says Bains will build on his years of public and private sector leadership to help improve connectivity in rural and remote Indigenous communities across Canada, including leading Public Policy and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts for the company. Bains joins Rogers from CIBC, where he’s served as Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking for the past year and a half.

Zoran Stakic

Zoran Stakic has been appointed Chief Transformation Officer, joining Rogers from Shaw where he served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer for the past five years. Rogers says he’ll work across the organization to help bring together Shaw and Rogers products and services to ensure a seamless transition for customers. With Shaw for the past two decades, Stakic was formerly VP, IT & Strategy Execution at Sprint Canada.

Terrie Tweddle

Terrie Tweddle moves from the role of Senior Vice-President, Communications & Responsibility to Chief Brand and Communications Officer, responsible for advancing the company’s brand and reputation.

“Over the past 16 months, our senior leadership team has led the turnaround of our performance, closed a historic merger with Shaw, and created strong momentum in the marketplace,” said Tony Staffieri, President and CEO, in a company announcement. “Today, I am pleased to add three new members to our senior team who will play a critical role in our growth agenda.”

Rogers has also announced that Ted Woodhead, Chief Regulatory and Government Affairs Officer, will be leaving the company, with Marisa Wyse, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, assuming Regulatory Affairs. Lisa Durocher, EVP of Financial Services, will also move to report to Chief Commercial Officer Mahes Wickramasinghe.

In addition to the executive leadership changes, Brad Shaw, former Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer at Shaw, and Trevor English, Shaw’s former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial & Corporate Development Officer, have joined the Rogers Board of Directors.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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