A leader in the Canadian Communication Industry, Toronto-born Phil Lind attended Ridley from 1957-61. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a M.A. in Political Science and Sociology from University of Rochester.
Phil joined Rogers Communications in 1969 as Programming Chief and served as Secretary of the Board and Senior Vice-President of Programming and Planning and now serves as its Vice Chairman. Phil joined Rogers in its infancy and working alongside Ted Rogers managed to parley the company into the major communications powerhouse it is today in Canada.
Today, Rogers has 11 million wireless subscribers and 2 million cable subscribers and has media properties and sports interests including the Toronto Blue Jays, interest in the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and the Toronto FC.
He was also the Chairman of the Canadian Cable Television Association, and the only Canadian to serve on the board of the National Cable Television Association in the U.S. and was also elected to the U.S. Cable Hall of Fame. Lind is currently the Chairman of the CPAC Network.
He has also devoted his time to many boards including: Rogers Communications, Brookfield Asset Management, CCPTA (Channel 17 and WNED), U.S. Cable Centre, Denver, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Council for Business and the Arts, the Power Plant (Contemporary Art Gallery at Toronto’s Harbourfront), Art Gallery of Ontario, and Vancouver Art Gallery.
Phil is the founding Chairman of the Sierra Club of Ontario and was recognized as a “fellow” by the royal Canadian Geographical Society. He was named as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2001.