Canada’s Super Channel ups comms chief Kim Ball to content boss, replacing retiring Jackie Pardy

Kim Ball

Super Channel in Canada has named its chief communications officer Kimberley Ball to replace chief content officer Jackie Pardy.

Pardy is retiring following a 35-year career in TV and almost five years at Super Channel, which she joined in 2019 as director of programming.

She was upped to her most recent role later that year, with a remit to lead programming strategy for networks including Fuse, Heart & Home and Vault, as well as international acquisitions.

Prior to Super Channel, Pardy worked for companies including Corus Entertainment and was programming chief for Movie Central and the W Network.

She departs at the end of the year but will remain as a consultant for a further six months in 2024 to assist with the transition.

Ball, meanwhile, will retain her communications remit alongside her new responsibilities. She joined Super Channel in 2012 initially as publicity manager, rising to her chief comms role in 2021.

“Jackie has been a valued leader at Super Channel and integral to the company’s successful navigation of the constantly changing media landscape,” said CEO Don McDonald. “We thank her for her service and wish her well in her retirement.”

He added: “Kim brings over 25 years working in communications within the industry to her new role as chief content officer.

“She has been a valuable member of our executive team and is a well-respected industry veteran with a keen understanding of content and our business. I look forward to the contributions she will bring to Super Channel in her new role.”

Prior to Super Channel, Ball had stints as director of marketing & publicity at Incendo.

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