Meet your Ajax MPP Rod Phillips

Rod Phillips (born March 2, 1965) is the former chair of Postmedia (2014–2017) and former president and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (2011–2014) as well as the former chair of CivicAction (2014-2017). He has also been president of personnel services company Shepell-fgi (2002-2010).

He was the Ajax candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election and won the riding handily.

From 1997 to 2000, Phillips was chief of staff for the then-Mayor of Toronto, Mel Lastman. He later acted as director of the leader’s tour for Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader John Tory during the 2007 provincial election.

From 2002-2010 Rod was President and CEO of Shepell.fgi, a company with $180 million annual revenue that delivers workplace health and productivity solutions to eight million employees and family members from over 7,000 organizations in 55 countries.

From 2014-2017, Rod was chair of the Board of Directors of Postmedia, Canada’s largest news media company. The company posted a profit of $40.3 million in the 3rd quarter of his final year.

Phillips has also served on the Telus Toronto Community Board since 2005, which has donated $8 million to 479 charities and grassroots projects in the Toronto area. Rod was the founding chair of the Transforming Lives Gala for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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