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Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company adds two to board

Staff writer | New York, N.Y., USA | January 12, 2016
Thomson ReutersJanuary 12, 2016, New York, N.Y., USA - The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company announced the appointment of respected global media executives Ronald G. Close and Kim Williams to its board of directors.
Mr. Close has led a distinguished career as a senior executive at several media and technology businesses, from start-ups to large corporations. Most recently, he served as CEO of Pelmorex Media, a global multimedia company specializing in weather and traveller-related content and technology with headquarters in Ontario, Canada.

In addition, he served as Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Ivey School of Business and at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

He has been a director on several boards including Pelmorex, The Globe and Mail, Canada Media Fund, CTVglobemedia television network, and MaRS Innovation.

Mr. Close is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business, where he earned an Honors in Business Administration degree.

Mr. Williams is a respected Australian media executive who has led major media organizations across news, publishing, television and film. His most recent role was CEO of News Corp Australia, a post he held from 2011 until 2013.

Previously, he was CEO of Foxtel, Australia’s main subscription television company from 2001. He replaces John Fairfax, who is stepping down from the Board of Directors after over a decade of service.

The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as a guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Created in the midst of World War II in 1941, the Trust Principles apply to the entire Thomson Reuters business and are designed to preserve its independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news.