The Public Media Alliance offers a warm welcome to Catherine Tait, the first woman President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Tait brings extensive film and television experience to the role, having spent more than thirty years in the business. This includes the role of Policy and Planning Manager at Telefilm and President of Duopoly, an independent film, television and digital content company that she co-founded in 2002.

Speaking at a press conference, Tait described the role as her “dream job” and aims to use the position to create partnerships between CBC and an array of Canadian media stakeholders. She also reiterated the need to cover diverse topics and better tell stories of women, new Canadians and those from indigenous and LGBTQ communities.

Other appointments at the broadcaster include a new Chair, Michael Goldbloom, and three new Board Directors: Suzanne Guèvremont, Guillaume Aniorté and Sandra B. Singh.

We also bid a fond farewell to Hubert Lacroix, who was elected to the post of President & CEO in 2008 and reappointed for a second term in 2012.

Header Image: CBC newsroom in Montreal, the largest French newsroom outside of France. Credit: JasonParis/Creative Commons