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A few quick facts about the next president of the CBC, Catherine Tait

April 03, 2018 - 11:02 AM

OTTAWA - Some personal and professional details about Catherine Tait, the newly appointed president and chief executive of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Age: 60

Education: Attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies, graduate studies at Boston University, and post-graduate studies at the University of Paris.

Notable jobs: Former president of Salter Street Films, which produced a CBC mainstay, "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"; founding partner of Hollywood Suite, the largest licensee of Canadian feature films.

Government experience: Worked at Telefilm Canada as a policy manager in the 1980s; was Canada's cultural attache to France between 1989 and 1991.

Current position: President of Duopoly, a digital, television and film content production company. She takes over as president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada in July.

Fun fact: Arts run in the family — her husband is a sculptor and her daughter is a photographer.

No joke: iThentic, a company she co-founded, created digital comedy content for the CBC and TheBeaverton.com.

Quote: "For me to be here as the first woman CEO of Radio-Canada is an incredible honour. My greatest aspiration is to make a meaningful contribution to ensure a robust future for one of Canada's greatest and most important cultural institutions."

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