Today, Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, announced the appointment of Barbara Williams as Executive Vice-President, CBC.
Up until recently, Ms. Williams was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Corus Entertainment.
“I have asked Barbara to take on this role because of her vast experience as a network executive and her keen understanding of Canada’s ever-changing media landscape,” said Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada. “This is an important time for the public broadcaster as we look to spark an even deeper connection with audiences here and around the world. Given her track record in building content strategies that consistently result in audience growth, Barbara will help us do just that.”
“I’m very excited to be joining CBC/Radio-Canada,” said Ms. Williams. “I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of strong, dynamic Canadian content, and in the critical role the public broadcaster plays in providing timely and trustworthy news. It has the power to connect people and shift perspectives. I’m looking forward to working with the team at CBC to bring even more compelling Canadian stories to our audiences.”
Ms. Williams will be based in Toronto and will be joining the public broadcaster on May 1, 2019.