Louis L. Roquet - Chair, Board of Directors
Mr. Roquet is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a large Algerian private conglomerate, Cevital. Mr. Roquet has been General Manager of the City of Montréal, President and Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Capital de risque (Desjardins Venture Capital), President and Chief Executive Officer. of the Société des alcools du Québec (Quebec Liquor Board) and Investissement Québec, Secretary General of the City of Montréal, and General Manager of the Montréal Urban Community. He is a member of a number of corporate and community boards, including Centraide (United Way), Birks & Mayors, and Mosaïcultures Internationales.
Cheryl Barker - Chair, Audit Committee
Ms. Barker, a Chartered Accountant, is a former President of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS). While at MTS, she also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Currently, she serves as Interim Chair of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Previously, she served on the boards of the Canadian Television Fund, the Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation (Chair), and various other corporate and community organizations.
Alison Clayton - Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee
Ms. Clayton is an independent television and film consultant with multiple Gemini Award credits. Highlights from her career include serving as General Manager of the Biography Channel, Vice President of Programming for The Movie Network, Moviepix, and The Family Channel, and Senior Film Policy Advisor for the former Federal Department of Communications. She has served on the Ottawa Art Gallery Art Auction Committee and the boards of the Rogers Documentary Fund, the Alliance for Children and Television, and the Canadian Television Fund.
Ron Close is a seasoned entrepreneur, executive, educator, board member and investor with a solid track record of leadership and achievement. Mr Close is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Richard Ivey School of Business, and serves on several boards, including The Globe and Mail, MaRS Innovation and Cogniciti. Career highlights include the co-founding of Netcom Canada, one of Canada’s earliest and most successful Internet companies, and senior executive roles at AT&T Canada, Bell New Ventures, and Sympatico-MSN, Bell’s online portal business. He is a frequent panelist, moderator, guest lecturer and writer on business and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Fournier is an author, playwright, story editor, film producer, and screenwriter, with more than 300 television dramas to his credit. He was a founding member and President of the Institut québécois du cinéma and served as National Vice President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He has served on the boards of Le Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Quatre-Saisons, Télé-Québec, and CBC/Radio-Canada. He is a member of the Order of Canada.
Rob Scarth, as of June 28, 2012
Rob Scarth has over 20 years of experience in policy development, regulatory affairs and business consulting with executive level skills in policy & strategic planning, business planning, negotiation, and market analysis. He has been Director, Regulatory Affairs at the CBC; Vice President, Television for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters; and a consultant providing strategic, market and economic analysis for Nordicity Group Ltd as well as several other organizations in the Canadian entertainment and media sector. Rob Scarth joined the Board on June 28, 2012.
Max Valiquette, up to June 28, 2012
Mr. Valiquette is one of the North America's leading experts on modern consumers, marketing, and media. He is a founder of Youthography, the foremost North American youth market research firm, as well as a prominent media authority on all aspects of youth culture. He was the host of TVOntario’s youth issues talk show, VoxTalk, and also writes a regular media column for Canadian Business magazine. He was the Marketing Chair for the AIDS Committee of Toronto's fundraising event, Fashion Cares, in 2008. Mr Valiquette left the Board on June 28, 2012.
Mr. Wong is an executive management consultant and former President of Electronic Arts Canada and Rogers Cable TV (BC). Based in Vancouver, Mr. Wong currently serves on the board of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and E-comm Emergency Communications for Southwestern British Columbia Inc.. His past board roles have included the Vancouver Police Board where he was Vice-Chair, Copper Leaf Technologies Inc., the BC Cancer Foundation and the Insurance Corporation of B.C. He is a certified corporate director and member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.