BOARD AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
Our Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the businesses, activities and other affairs of the Corporation. The Board is composed of 12 members, including the Chair and the President and CEO, who are appointed by the Governor in Council.
The Board has six committees, as shown below:
Board Activities and Highlights
Over the course of 2014-2015, the Board of Directors and its committees met regularly to discuss and monitor the issues facing us, as well as to provide mandated oversight and governance.
As part of our goal to connect with Canadians from different regions across the country, the Board held its fall regional meeting in Montreal where we had our Annual Public Meeting.
The Board provided extensive input and direction in the development of our strategic plan, A space for us all, and monitored the development of an implementation plan and of key performance indicators. In addition, the Board approved organizational structure changes to ensure that we are positioned to deliver on our new strategic plan and that the operational and capital budget plans are aligned with the strategic direction.
The Board also monitored our financial situation, regulatory developments, and the Ghomeshi file, in addition to providing oversight over the Maison de Radio-Canada development efforts.
On the governance front, the Board conducted a board self-assessment and revised the Terms of Reference of its Chair and those of the President and CEO, along with the Directors’ Code of Conduct. It also approved bylaw amendments to the CBC Pension Plan to ensure it is aligned with the Public Service Pension Plan. The Board, for the first time and as part of the new conditions of licence tabled its response to the Ombudsmen’s reports with the CRTC.
Finally, the Board also approved various significant transactions such as the purchase of ARTV’s shares from ARTE France; the acquisition of broadcasting rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games and to Coronation Street; the sale of mobile production assets, and new leases at the Canadian Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
Hubert T. Lacroix
President and CEO
Responsible for overseeing the management of CBC/Radio-Canada to ensure that Canada’s national public broadcaster can deliver on the various aspects of its mandate and continue to offer Canadians a broad spectrum of high-quality programming that informs, enlightens and entertains, and that is created by, for and about Canadians.
Executive Vice-President, French Services
Oversees all aspects of CBC/Radio-Canada’s French-language programming services, which include, among other things, ICI Radio-Canada Télé, ICI RDI, ICI ARTV, ICI EXPLORA, ICI Radio-Canada Première, RCI, ICI Radio-Canada.ca, ICI Musique and ICI Tou.tv.
Executive Vice-President, English Services
Oversees all aspects of CBC/Radio-Canada’s English-language programming services, which include, among other things, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, CBC Television, CBC News Network, documentary and digital operations.
Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
In addition to being responsible for all aspects of financial management for Canada’s national public broadcaster, plays an instrumental role in helping to achieve a sustainable economic model for the future of the Corporation.
Vice-President, Technology and Chief Regulatory Officer
Responsible for CBC/Radio-Canada’s technology direction, for developing and implementing television and radio regulatory strategies across the Corporation pursuant to CRTC regulation and the Broadcasting Act, and for corporate research and analysis.
William B. Chambers
Vice-President, Brand, Communications and Corporate Affairs
Responsible for developing and implementing a single coherent corporate communication strategy for CBC/Radio-Canada; and leading internal and external communications across the Corporation. Also oversees the Government Relations group.
Acting Vice-President, People and Culture
Responsible for delivering the Corporation’s human resources services and ensuring a positive relationship between management and employees. Helps lead the “people” component of the Corporation’s new five-year strategic plan, A space for us all, ensuring that CBC/Radio-Canada is a rewarding, progressive and diverse workplace that builds professional teams of innovative and highly skilled people dedicated to accomplishing the plan.
Vice-President, Legal Services, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Responsible for the General Counsel’s offices in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa; the Corporate Secretariat; and for compliance with Access to Information, privacy, health, safety and environmental laws.