TELUS Corporation

TELUS Corporation

December 04, 2014 08:45 ET

TELUS Appoints Leading Canadian Media Executive Lisa de Wilde to its Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2014) - TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) today announced that Lisa de Wilde, the chief executive officer of TVO and current TIFF chair, will join the TELUS Board of Directors effective February 1, 2015. The appointment reflects TELUS' commitment to further strengthen its board by recruiting outstanding candidates who bring strategic expertise and significant operational experience across key markets.

"On behalf of TELUS I am very pleased to welcome Lisa to our board," said TELUS Executive Chair Darren Entwistle. "Lisa brings strong experience in the media sector, a keen understanding of the Canadian regulatory landscape, as well as a track record leading innovative and transformative change and relevant board experience.

"Her critical intelligence, industry knowledge, leadership skills and operational acumen will allow her to make an immediate impact helping to ensure TELUS continues to put Customers First while delivering against its strategic, operational and cultural imperatives."

About Lisa de Wilde

Appointed as the CEO of TVO in 2005, Lisa has led the transformation of Ontario's public educational media organization to a fully digital, interactive source of multi-platform educational content that continues to engage and empower its citizens.

Previously, she served as Astral Television's President and CEO and also worked as legal counsel to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and, later, Director General of its Cable Television, Specialty and Pay Television Service.

Her significant board experience reflects her interest in film, media and television, and includes the Canadian Digital Media Network Advisory Board as well as her role as the current Chair of the Board of TIFF.

Lisa graduated from McGill University's law school with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a LL.B. degree. Fluently bilingual, Lisa is a passionate advocate for Canadian film and educational broadcasters across the country. In 2013, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her support and dedication to scientific literacy, and in 2009 she was recognized with a Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award. She is currently based in Toronto.


TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 11 community boards across Canada have led the company's support of grassroots charities and will have contributed $47 million in support of 3,700 local charities organizations by the end of 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian children and youth. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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