Jamie Irving named executive chairman of Postmedia, Paul Godfrey to step down - 2022-07-28
Paul Godfrey, current executive chairman of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., will step down at the end of the year as Jamie Irving succeeds him. Mr. Godfrey is photographed at the Post Media offices in Toronto, on April 15, 2019.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail
Jamie Irving, a scion of the wealthy New Brunswick family, will take over as executive chairman of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. PNC-A-T at the end of this year, as board chair Paul Godfrey prepares to step down after a dozen years in the newspaper publisher's top ranks. Postmedia publishes the National Post, Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette among many other titles.
Mr. Irving joined Postmedia's board in April after the company, which is Canada's largest owner of newspapers with more than 130 titles and websites, acquired Brunswick News Inc., the media arm of the Irving family empire, for $16.7-million. That signalled the family's exit from media, but Mr. Irving's new role extends its influence in newspapers.