Phillip Crawley is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. He oversees the strategy and operations of the newspaper; websites including globeandmail.com, reportonbusiness.com and globeinvestor.com; and magazines including Report on Business.
Since joining the organization in 1998, Crawley has guided The Globe and Mail through intense newspaper competition, led it to highly successful leadership in new media and online products, and achieved strong results in readership performance and advertising revenue, while maintaining high standards for editorial and production quality.
During his tenure, The Globe and Mail and its staff have won scores of National Newspaper Awards, and been honoured by many organizations.
Crawley has held a variety of senior executive positions with some of the world’s leading media companies in Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. Before arriving in Canada, he was the Managing Director of The New Zealand Herald newspaper owned by Tony O’Reilly’s Independent Newspapers Group of Dublin. From 1988 to 1997 he worked for Rupert Murdoch, first as Editor of The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong (1988–1993) then as Managing Director of The Times Supplements in London (1993–1997). He worked for Conrad Black as Northern Editor, The Daily Telegraph, London in 1987-88. From 1979 to 1987 he was Editor of The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to 1979, Crawley worked in various editorial roles for Thomson Regional Newspapers.
He is chairman of The Canadian Press and a board member of The Audit Bureau of Circulation, The Canadian Newspaper Association, and the World Association of Newspapers/IFRA. His voluntary activities include board membership of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Charter for Business which raises funds for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Canada, The Royal Conservatory, and the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. He serves as Honorary Consul for New Zealand in Toronto.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2012 for his charitable work.
Crawley was born in Northumberland, England and graduated in English Language and Literature at Manchester University. He lives in Toronto.