Former V&B exec new head of ACA

Patrick McDougall is joining the Association of Canadian Advertisers this week as president and chief executive officer.John Foss, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 13 years in the post, will stay on during a transition period.McDougall was most recently...

Patrick McDougall is joining the Association of Canadian Advertisers this week as president and chief executive officer.

John Foss, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 13 years in the post, will stay on during a transition period.

McDougall was most recently vice-president, corporate communications for the Ontario Lottery Corporation.

Before that, he worked at McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada.

He spent 10 years in the agency business with Vickers & Benson, Toronto, and served as director general of the Canadian Unity Information Office handling all communications in support of the repatriation of the Canadian constitution.