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TELUS Announces Leadership Change

Josh Blair will leave TELUS at the end of the year; will continue to serve as Chair of TELUS International and become Chair Emeritus of TELUS Health

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELUS today announced that Josh Blair, Group President and Chief Corporate Officer, has decided to leave the organization at the end of the year. Josh will continue to serve in his capacity as Chair of TELUS International and will also become Chair Emeritus of TELUS Health, in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the growth of the healthcare IT division.  

After 25 years in leadership roles throughout TELUS, including 12 years as a member of the company’s executive leadership team, Josh is going to take the opportunity to spend some time with his family and travel before pursuing other leadership opportunities in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

“I am deeply grateful to Darren and the TELUS team for what has been an exceptional 25 years for me,” said Josh Blair. “TELUS has been a wonderful part of my life since university, and our shared values, including giving back to our communities with so much heart and commitment, have played an important role as my wife and I have raised our two sons over the past two decades. While I am looking forward to taking on new challenges, I will always bleed purple and green.  My confidence in our company’s future has never been greater and I am excited to continue playing a part in our amazing journey.”

“Josh’s journey at TELUS has been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO. “From his first role as an engineer-in-training to senior leadership roles in diverse areas of the business, such as TELUS Health, TELUS International, TELUS Business Solutions, Human Resources, and Technology and Operations, Josh has demonstrated remarkable vision, passion and leadership acumen, as well as an impressive ability to deliver differentiated results. Above all, Josh personifies our TELUS values.  His deep commitment to putting our customers and communities first and to celebrating diversity and inclusiveness across the organization has helped to create a globally admired and high-performing culture at TELUS. Our team is exceedingly grateful for Josh’s enduring contributions and thankful that he will continue to help foster our success in his new capacity beginning next year.”

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.6 billion in annual revenue and 14.2 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.

Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all Canadians for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired our team members and retirees to contribute more than $700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.

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Media Contact

Steve Beisswanger - TELUS Media Relations
steve.beisswanger@telus.com
514-865-2787