Former Royal Bank CEO Gordon Nixon named to BCE board of directors

MONTREAL – BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) says former Royal Bank chief executive Gordon Nixon has been appointed to the board of directors at the telecommunications company and its Bell Canada subsidiary.

Nixon retired from Royal Bank (TSX:RY) in August.

He will serve on BCE’s management resources and compensation committee and the corporate governance committee.

Nixon was president and chief executive of Royal Bank for 13 years.

In addition to its telecommunications business, BCE also owns Bell Media, which includes radio, television and digital media operations as well as outdoor advertising.