Advisor to the CEO of Canada's largest publicly traded company. Responsible for gathering and interpreting global economic, business, political and social trends and providing the leadership team and board with insights on how these are affecting RBC, its clients and society at large. Also creates and disseminates thought leadership and intellectual capital for the bank and its
Advisor to the CEO of Canada's largest publicly traded company. Responsible for gathering and interpreting global economic, business, political and social trends and providing the leadership team and board with insights on how these are affecting RBC, its clients and society at large. Also creates and disseminates thought leadership and intellectual capital for the bank and its clients.
A noted speaker, moderator, and writer on national affairs, with a focus on Canada's role in the world. Has interviewed Vladimir Putin, Kofi Annan, George W. Bush, the Aga Khan, Al Gore, Alan Greenspan, Manmohan Singh, Bono, and Benazir Bhutto, among others.
Author of forthcoming book, "Mass Disruption: How the Digital Revolution is Changing What You Read," to be published Fall 2015 by Random House
Author of previous two books, Out of Poverty and Timbit Nation, and contributor to three more
Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO @ From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Editor-in-Chief @ Oversaw a staff of approx. 350 journalists, including a management team of 35, spread across 12 national and 8 international offices.
-- launch of historic redesign of newspaper in 2010, using glossy paper, smaller pages and a weekend magazine format. Led to a first-.year increase in circulation and ad revenue, against industry trends. Named world's top newspaper redesign by Society for News Design
-- redesign of website and launch of mobile apps in 2010. Named top mid-sized North American website and best home page by Online News Association.
-- launch of digital lifestyle vertical, including expanded weekly Style section
-- launch of newsroom-wide social media strategy, including four redeployed positions for community content. Became top Canadian newspaper on both Twitter and Facebook
-- design and launch of industry-leading paywall in 2012. Year One registration of 100k subscribers
-- creation and expansion of video team, including 2014 launch of Canada's first newspaper video program
-- completed seven-figure cost reduction program in 2013
-- total readership (print + digital) reached #1 among all Canadian newspapers. In Comscore, Globe reached #1 in news among all newspapers, #2 overall in business, and top 10 in lifestyle.
-- top winner three years in a row at National Newspaper Awards From May 2009 to March 2014 (4 years 11 months) TorontoEditor, Report on Business @ Oversaw approx 100 journalists, incl websites, daily business section and monthly magazine
-- oversaw coverage of major corporate takeover battles, including for BCE, Inco and Alcan; the credit crises of 2007-08; the financial crisis of 2008-09; and the ensuing recession
-- moved GlobeInvestor and GlobeInvestorGlobe to live web formats
-- launched standalone business website, ReportonBusiness.com, securing #2 position in Comscore business rankings behind a portal. Only Canadian outlet in Top Five.
-- launched small business and investing magazines
-- added internationally-oriented business beats in energy, Asia-Pacific affairs and European business
-- ROB has won the business category in the National Newspaper Awards seven years in a row From November 2004 to May 2009 (4 years 7 months) TorontoNational Editor @ Oversaw 12 national bureaus.
Led coverage of 2004 national election. From January 2004 to November 2004 (11 months) TorontoForeign Editor @ Oversaw eight foreign bureaus, and led The Globe's post 9/11 coverage, including war zone teams in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Also launched Africa bureau focussed exclusively on the AIDS pandemic.
Developed the newspaper's first formal combat-zone training program and post-conflict support program.
Globe won the international reporting category in the National Newspaper Awards three of four years (2001, 2003, 2004), and five of the next eight years. From September 2001 to January 2004 (2 years 5 months) Correspondent-at-large @ Reported, wrote and helped design major journalism projects, including living homeless for a week in Toronto and a year-long examination of racial tensions around First Nations across Canada.
Won 1999 National Newspaper Awards for feature writing. Finalist for 2000 NNA for international reporting. From September 1999 to September 2001 (2 years 1 month) Foreign Correspondent @ Based in New Delhi, covered international development issues as well as political and economic events in more than 40 countries across Asia and Africa. Among significant stories:
-- the 1991 Indian economic crisis and resulting decade of liberalization
-- the Somalia famine, civil war and International peacekeeping operation in 1992-93
-- the Cambodian peacekeeping operation and national election in 1993
-- the rise of the Taliban in 1996
-- ongoing civil wars and insurgencies in Kashmir, Punjab and Sri Lanka
-- the political crisis in Zimbabwe through the 1990s
-- the Asian financial crisis
-- the collapse of the Suharto regime in Indonesia
My work won five nominations for National Newspaper Awards, including in the business category in 1997 for exclusive, first-hand reporting from the Bre-X mine in a remote part of Indonesian Borneo From January 1992 to August 1999 (7 years 8 months) Senior Writer, Report on Business Magazine @ Reported and wrote groundbreaking business features on the airline, banking, real estate and commodities sectors. Won a National Magazine Award for a detailed report on the takeover fight for the Eskay Creek gold mine. From November 1989 to December 1991 (2 years 2 months) Associate Editor @ Oversaw coverage of financial sector following the 1987 market crash, with a focus on deregulation of investment dealers. From 1988 to 1989 (1 year) Business Reporter @ Covered a variety of sectors, with special emphasis on financial institutions, including Canada Trust and London Life, which were both major local employers. From 1986 to 1988 (2 years) London, Canada AreaBrand Assistant @ Worked on an Alberta test market project for Old South orange juice, including pricing strategy, a TV ad campaign, coupon campaigns and regular competitive analysis. The company ultimately decided not to roll out the brand in Canada, due to intense competition from another consumer goods company. From 1985 to 1986 (1 year) Toronto, Canada Area
B.Comm., Marketing, finance, A @ Queen's University From 1981 to 1985 Upper Canada College From 1976 to 1981 John Stackhouse is skilled in: International..., International Relations, Journalism, International Economics, Public Policy, Digital Strategy, Digital Media, Foreign Policy, Thought Leadership, Corporate Social...
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