OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to
announce Andrew King as the federation’s new Director of Communications
starting Sept. 5, 2018.
Media has been at the centre of King’s entire career. Born and
raised in Victoria, B.C., he obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and
political science from Montréal’s Concordia University. King worked in
Vancouver’s film and television industry prior to his time as a journalist with
King’s last eight years have been largely spent living in France and Belgium,
where he has served in various communications roles. Most recently, he worked
for four years as the Media and Communications Coordinator for Education International
, a global union
federation of education employees in 400 organizations, including the CTF.
King, being someone who never tires of learning, also completed an executive
business management program at Brussels’ Solvay Business School.
“We are incredibly honoured to welcome Andrew onto the CTF team,” said CTF
President H. Mark Ramsankar. “His vast range of experience in Canada
and abroad will provide excellent insight and a unique perspective into CTF
Communications. He brings with him a wealth of understanding about the
importance of public education which, in combination with his media experience,
makes him a great fit for the role and organization.”
King and current CTF Director of Communications, Francine Filion, will work
collaboratively in September, prior to Filion’s retirement Oct. 1, 2018.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Francine for her many years of
active involvement and steadfast leadership with the CTF,” said Ramsankar. “She
will be dearly missed and we wish her the best in retirement. With that said,
we look forward to having Andrew join the CTF family.”
King is excited to return to Canada and share his experience, enthusiasm, and
passion for work and life with his new colleagues. He is accompanied by his
wife Fiona, baby daughter Margot, and cat Jackie Kennedy.
Founded in 1920, the CTF
is a non-profit organization and a
national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that
represent over 238,000 teachers across Canada. @CanTeachersFed and @EnseigneCanada
CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar
Francine Filion, CTF Communications Director, 613-899-4247 or [email protected]