Alex Johnston

The Senior Executive Team (SET), led by the President and CEO, manages CBC/Radio-Canada’s day-to-day operations. View SET organizational chart

  • Hubert T. Lacroix
  • Michel Bissonnette
  • Heather Conway
  • Sylvie Gadoury
  • Steve Guiton
  • Alex Johnston
  • Monique Marcotte
  • Judith Purves
Alex Johnston

Alex Johnston

Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs

Alex Johnston was appointed to the position of Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs on January 29, 2016.

In her role as Vice-President, Ms. Johnston’s mandate is to continue shaping and implementing the Corporation’s strategic direction. Ms. Johnston oversees Enterprise Strategy, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs and Enterprise Communications.

Prior to working at CBC/Radio-Canada, Ms. Johnston led Catalyst Canada as the Executive Director, responsible for growing Catalyst’s impact in Canada. Ms. Johnston is a long-time advocate for women, in particular accelerating women’s progress through inclusion in the workforce.

Before working at Catalyst, Ms. Johnston practiced corporate law at Goodmans LLP. In 2003, she worked in the office of former Premier, Dalton McGuinty, as Executive Director of Policy where she worked closely with policy, community and business leaders, and senior members of government to develop, implement and communicate the Government’s agenda.

Ms. Johnston sits on the board of directors for Desjardins General Insurance Group, on the board of trustees for the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, and on the advisory board for the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care.

Ms. Johnston holds a BA, LLB and BCL from McGill University.

She is based in Toronto with her husband and three young children.

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