One of the worst-kept secrets in the magazine industry has been that Mark Jamison, the CEO of Magazines Canada, is
retiring leaving the organization at the end of 2015. The organization has now made this official with a posting about the process it is undertaking to replace the 16-year veteran.
"This is very much Mark’s decision, and as you would expect, he has provided ample advance notice to allow for a smooth transition," says Michael Fox, Chair of Magazines Canada's Board of Directors. "All of the Board members join me in acknowledging the tremendous leadership that Mark has provided, and in appreciating his practical approach to planning the future of the association as well as evolving his career."
The Magazines Canada Board of Directors formed a CEO search committee at its March 27 meeting, responding to the planned departure of Jamison on December 31, 2015.
"In the future, Mark plans to take on consulting projects in not-for-profit management," Fox says. "Mark has helped Magazines Canada stay current and focused on the future during a period of tremendous changes in magazines, our audiences, media technology and of course public policy priorities of the federal and provincial governments. He and the staff have made Magazines Canada a virtual big tent that provides a place to gather, to learn and to develop for people involved with all types of magazines. He has helped evolve the Magazines Canada organization to serve its members efficiently, effectively and enthusiastically. We wish him all the best in his new venture."