FT journalist in Canada joining PR firm
by Chris Roush
Bernard Simon, a business reporter for the Financial Times in Canada, has been hired by public relations firm Kingsdale Communications as vice president of communications.
Simon’s latest byline for the FT appeared Wednesday, writing about the wheat market.
“Bernard will help us build on our expertise in transaction communications by providing seasoned and skilled communications advice, tailored to our clients’ needs,” said Wes Hall, Kingsdale’s CEO, in a statement.
Simon was also North American automotive correspondent for the Financial Times. His beat includes Canadian business and politics, and automotive industries and products.Simon joined the FT in 1990. He has also served as the New York Times’ Canada business correspondent (2001-2004), Business Day’s deputy editor in Johannesburg (1997-2001) and the Financial Post’s joint managing editor in Toronto (1988-1990).
Simon has appeared on BBC, CBC and WABC Radio.
He received his B.A., Honors, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and his B.Admin. from the University of South Africa, Pretoria.