On the move

Clients:Ontario Lottery Corporation has appointed Garth Mannes as its new president.A veteran of the lottery industry, Mannes was most recently president of Western Canada Lottery, based in Winnipeg.He succeeds Ian Nielsen-Jones, who left the olc in November to join the Rank...

Clients:

Ontario Lottery Corporation has appointed Garth Mannes as its new president.

A veteran of the lottery industry, Mannes was most recently president of Western Canada Lottery, based in Winnipeg.

He succeeds Ian Nielsen-Jones, who left the olc in November to join the Rank Organization in the u.k.

- Maple Leaf Meats named Alex Boyd as brand manager on Shopsy’s, effective March 21.

The appointment marks a homecoming of sorts for Boyd, who spent five years with Maple Leaf beginning in 1985.

He subsequently joined Toronto meat processor Kretschmar as marketing manager. Kretschmar specializes in private label, food service and, to a lesser extent, corporate branded meat products.

- NKG Spark Plugs Canada has appointed Kent Rennie as national sales and marketing manager.

Rennie, who has spent 20 years in the automotive aftermarket industry, joined nkg four and a half years ago.

Agencies:

Patricia Bowles, managing director of The Martland Group of Toronto, has left her post after 14 years with the firm.

Martland is the public relations arm of MacLaren:Lintas.

Bowles will be replaced by Maureen McCandless, who has been with the company for eight years, most recently as manager client services.

Before joining Martland, McCandless was director of communications for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in b.c. and journalist and producer with the cbc.

Media

After some weeks of speculation, a new editor of Saturday Night magazine has been announced.

Kenneth Whyte takes over from John Fraser in June.

Edmonton-based Whyte has been a contributor to Saturday Night, western editor, and, most recently, national editor.

Before being recruited by Fraser in 1990, the 33-year-old Whyte was the executive editor of Alberta Report.

Jeffrey Shearer, the magazine’s publisher, says it is significant Whyte is from Western Canada because it confirms what Saturday Night has been trying to do: reach out as a truly national publication.

Reputed at one time to be in line for Whyte’s new job were Globe and Mail editor-in-chief William Thorsell and British author and satirist Michael Coren.

Toronto-based Saturday Night is owned by Conrad Black’s Hollinger.

- As well as the Saturday Night announcement, another of Canada’s top magazines has a new editor.

Arthur Johnson, former executive editor of Canadian Business, takes over as editor after Randall Litchfield steps down in order to move to southwestern Ontario.

Canadian Business is the flagship of CB Media and is based in Toronto.

Johnson’s appointment comes less than six months before planned changes at Canadian Business, starting with the September issue.

According to Canadian Business, there will be more emphasis on ‘business as an expression of human will’ and more coverage of personal finance, among other changes.