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TELUS Changes Leadership, Darren Entwistle Steps Down, Joe Natale Appointed CEO

Joe NataleThere is a new sheriff in town over at TELUS, and as of May 8th, 2014 Joe Natale will be running the national telecommunications company as its new President and CEO.   Current CEO, Darren Entwistle will be stepping down from the role and has been appointed Executive Chair. Joe  joined TELUS in 2003 as an Executive Vice President and has progressed through increasingly expansive roles, including President of TELUS Business Solutions and President of TELUS Consumer Solutions. Since 2010, Joe has served as TELUS’ Chief Commercial Officer, leading a team of over 25,000 responsible for providing consumers with innovative wireless voice and data services and home phone, internet and television, as well as businesses with leading-edge communications, data network and IT solutions. Joe also joins TELUS’ Board of Directors, reporting to the Executive Chair, Mr. Entwistle, and will continue to be based in Toronto.

The company also announced today that Brian Canfield will be retiring and being honoured with Chairman Emeritus distinction.  Brian will retire following 58 years of exemplary service with TELUS and BC TEL. Mr. Canfield has served as TELUS’ non-executive Chair since 1999, upon completion of the merger of BC TEL and TELUS. During this time, TELUS has become a recognized leader in corporate governance and has evolved from a regional phone carrier into a national and global communications leader.

Dick Auchinleck is being appointed Lead Director of TELUS. Dick joined the TELUS Board in 2003, will provide leadership to foster the effectiveness of the Board in conjunction with Mr. Entwistle while ensuring that the Board functions independently of management as and when required.