Suzanne MorrisVice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Suzanne Morris was appointed CBC/Radio-Canada’s Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective April 2009.
In addition to being responsible for all aspects of financial management and business development for Canada’s national public broadcaster, Ms. Morris plays an instrumental role in helping to achieve a sustainable economic model for the future of the Corporation.
Before becoming a member of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Senior Executive Team, Ms. Morris was Secretary/Treasurer to the CBC Pension Board of Trustees, where she was responsible for the CFO, IT, risk management, benefit administration and secretariat functions at the Pension Fund and managed operations through a period of financial market turmoil and credit crisis.
Prior to that, Ms. Morris was Vice-President, Small Business Financial Services, at Export Development Canada (EDC), where she ran the line of business serving small and mid-size companies across Canada through multiple delivery channels and was responsible for the oversight of operations and related strategy, business and product development, underwriting and stakeholder outreach functions.
She has also held senior positions in risk management and internal audit for EDC, as well as at Deloitte, where she provided audit and business advisory services to large corporate and public sector clients.
Ms. Morris earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from the University of Ottawa in 1986 and holds a Chartered Accountant designation. She is an Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario prize-winner and served as a marker for the Institute’s professional examinations. She has lectured on accounting topics at the University of Ottawa, as well.
Ms. Morris serves on the Advisory Committee to the Dean of the Carleton University Sprott School of Business. A past Board member of the Forum for International Trade Training, she is an active member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Association of Financial Professionals. In 2011 and 2012 respectively, Ms. Morris was appointed a member of the board of governors of the University of Ottawa and a member of the board of directors of SiriusXM Canada.