Guy Laurence, Rogers’ President and Chief Executive Officer, today announced the appointment of Rick Brace as President of its Media Business Unit, taking over from Keith Pelley. Brace will be responsible for leading the continued evolution and growth of Rogers’s $1.8 billion media business. He will oversee the company’s strong portfolio of media assets including its broadcast business, publishing brands, The Shopping Channel, Sportsnet, and sports investments including the Toronto Blue Jays, the NHL, and MLSE.
Brace who started his career at CBC brings more than 35 years of experience in the sports and media industries. He played a founding role at TSN, and became President of TSN in 1998 through 2000. Later he joined CTV, holding a number of key executive positions including President of Specialty Channels and CTV Production, and President of CTV.
Guy Laurence, President & CEO
Rick is a seasoned business leader with strong operational experience and a passion for the media industry that’s second to none. He’s highly skilled at developing strong teams who perform, so he was the natural choice to tackle the challenges facing the media industry. Rick and Keith will work together with the senior team to ensure a smooth transition.
Rick Brace, Incoming President for Media Business Unit
When you look at the mix of assets, the Rogers 3.0 plan and the digital disruption that’s transforming the media industry, this is a tremendous opportunity. Keith has done a terrific job repositioning the media business so now it’s my job to use the assets we have and work with the senior team to bring Canadians the content they want, where they want.