Ian Portsmouth has been appointed group publisher, business
News surfaced yesterday that Rogers hired Derek DeCloet
away from The Globe & Mail
's Report on Business
. Today, the company confirmed three more changes to its publishing team.
Sandra Parente, most recently publisher of MoneySense
and formerly general manager of corporate sales, is now group publisher of Rogers' current affairs stable, including Maclean's
Ian Portsmouth, who heads Canadian Business
and its Profit
-branded section and projects, will fill Parente's shoes at MoneySense
. As such, Portsmouth is now group publisher of business titles.
Sophie Banford is vacating her role at TVA as publisher of Clin d’Oeil
and Moi & Cie
to become group publisher of Rogers' Quebec-based women's publications, overseeing LouLou
. She reports to executive publisher Lorraine Hoefler.
The appointments complete Rogers' move to a group publishing model
. Recently, the company expanded Flare
publisher Melissa Ahlstrand's role to group publisher of fashion and beauty publications, while Maclean's
publisher Penny Hicks became group publisher of women's service magazines.
publisher Jim Hicks shifted his role at the magazine to executive director, and former Today's Parent
publisher Rosemary Munroe transitioned to senior director of partnerships and new business for the entire magazine portfolio. Tara Tucker, previously publisher of Chatelaine
, is no longer with the company.