Barbara Williams Named President of Shaw Media

By CFC Staff September 17, 2014 01:00

Barbara Williams has been appointed president of Shaw Media

The CFC extends congratulations to Barbara Williams on her appointment as the new president of Shaw Media.

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Tuesday, September 16, 2014 that it has appointed Williams, who was previously senior vice president of content, to the position of Executive Vice President, Broadcasting and President, Shaw Media. Williams moves into the top job at Shaw Media following the passing of previous division president Paul Robertson earlier this month after a courageous battle with cancer.

As president, Williams will oversee Global Television and Shaw Media's portfolio of 19 specialty networks, including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and History. Williams has more than 25 years of experience in the media industry, including roles at Canwest Broadcasting and Alliance Atlantis. While senior vice president of content at Shaw, Williams increased the number of Top 10 shows on Global and launched new specialty channels including H2, Lifetime and FYI.

Barbara Williams sits on the CFC’s Board of Directors.

Click here to read Shaw Media's official press release.

Click here to read Playback’s news story on Barbara Williams’ appointment.