TORONTO, July 15 /CNW/ - Ken Whyte, Vice-President and Publisher of Canadian Business, PROFIT, MoneySense and Maclean's magazines, today announced the appointment of Joe Chidley to the position of Editor and Associate Publisher, Special Projects Unit, at Maclean's and Canadian Business magazines. Effective immediately, Chidley, who served as Editor of Canadian Business magazine since June 2000, will assume overall editorial responsibility for Canada's most influential reports on higher education, including the very well-known annual Maclean's University Rankings and Guide, as well as other important editorial projects at Maclean's and Canadian Business. As a pioneer of the annual Canadian Business MBA guide, Chidley is uniquely suited to his new role. Not only will he oversee these education packages for the two publications, he will also oversee content for annual lists such as Canadian Business magazine's Investor 500 ranking and the Rich 100 ranking. "I'm delighted Joe has accepted this promotion so that we can further employ his talents," says Whyte. "In particular, his leadership will ensure the continued growth of Maclean's as the definitive Canadian voice on higher education." "I'm looking forward to returning to Maclean's while still having the opportunity to continue working with my colleagues at Canadian Business," says Chidley. "Not only will I have the honour of shaping the voice of some of the most high-profile and respected education packages in the country, I'll be doing so at a publication where I spent the early years of my career in journalism." Chidley assumes responsibility for the Maclean's education franchise during an exciting time of growth. In addition to publishing the very well-known University Rankings and Guidebook, Maclean's also unveiled its first-annual Student Survey issue in 2007 and the first Professional Schools issue last year. The magazine also launched the OnCampus education channel at Macleans.ca. During Chidley's nine years of leadership, Canadian Business secured its position as the best-selling business magazine in Canada. This year, the magazine was nominated for Magazine of the Year, the most prestigious award bestowed upon a Canadian magazine by the National Magazine Awards Foundation. This appointment follows Whyte's own appointment last month as a Vice-President at Rogers Consumer Publishing, at which time his responsibility as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Maclean's was expanded to include publisher responsibilities for the three category-leading business magazines produced by Rogers Publishing Limited: Canadian Business, PROFIT, and MoneySense. About Maclean's: Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca. About Canadian Business magazine: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands alone as the business magazine in Canada with majority paid circulation. With a readership of more that one million, the magazine is published every second Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit www.canadianbusiness.com.