Rogers Communications makes changes to board of directors

Rogers Communications Inc. has announced that Alan Horn will step down as Chair of the Board effective January 1, 2018, the company said.

Edward Rogers, currently Deputy Chair, will become Chair of the Board. Melinda Rogers will assume the role of Deputy Chair. Horn, who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Telecommunications Limited and certain private companies that control RCI, will remain on the RCI Board.

Edward Rogers is the Chair of the Rogers Control Trust. He is also Chair of the Rogers Bank and the Toronto Blue Jays. He sits on the Board of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, CableLabs and the Toronto Sick Kids Foundation. He previously spent 20 years in management at Rogers in various roles, including President of Rogers Cable.

Rogers is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.