David Thomson, Chairman of The Globe and Mail Inc., is pleased to announce the following appointment to the board of directors.
Joining the board at its April 10th meeting in Toronto is Lawrence Pentland, who brings a wealth of experience.
Lawrence Pentland is a former executive at Dell Inc. where he led the Americas International division with full responsibility for operations spanning 40 countries and 5,000 employees, including manufacturing operations in Brazil. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Pentland held various industry roles and was a partner at Bain & Company Consulting in Boston and Toronto, serving Fortune 500 companies in North America and internationally on issues of strategy, manufacturing and performance improvement. He is now a private investor in emerging technology companies. Mr. Pentland has also served as a Director at Telus Inc. (TSX:T) and Softchoice (TSX:SO) and sits on the Research Committee of the board of the University Health Network in Toronto. Mr. Pentland holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from the Ivey School, University of Western Ontario.
The new Globe and Mail board now consists of David Thomson (Chairman); David Binet, President of Woodbridge, the Thomson family’s private investment company; Kevin Crull, President of Bell Media, including CTV and TSN; Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail; and Messrs Pentland and Carlson.