Timothy W. Casgrain
Chair of the Board of Directors
Timothy W. Casgrain was appointed Chair of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors on April 27, 2007, for a five-year term.
Mr. Casgrain is Vice-Chairman of Skyservice Investments Inc., a wholly owned Canadian aviation company, and has been involved with Skyservice since 1997. From 1976 to 2002, he served as Executive Vice President of Brascan Financial Corporation [now Brookfield Asset Management] and, from 1988 to 1995, he was seconded to NBS Technologies Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Casgrain began his career as a teacher with CUSO in Chad, Africa, and he later became an accountant with Deloitte & Touche.
Born in Montréal, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1969. In 1976, he became a member of the Order of Chartered Accountants of Québec.
Mr. Casgrain is the Chairman of the Toronto Rehab Foundation as well as Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Somerset Entertainment Ltd. and Hippy Canada.
He and his wife have three children.
Hubert T. Lacroix
President and CEO
Hubert T. Lacroix was appointed President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada on November 5, 2007, for a five-year term. He began his mandate on January 1, 2008.
As President and CEO, Mr. Lacroix is responsible for ensuring that CBC/Radio-Canada is a well-managed organisation, in order that Canada’s national public broadcaster can continue to provide Canadians with distinctive, innovative and compelling programming of the highest quality, created by, for and about Canadians. Mr. Lacroix works closely with members of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Senior Management Committee and the Board of Directors.
Just before joining CBC/Radio-Canada, Mr. Lacroix held the position of Senior Advisor with the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott, a law firm renowned nationally and internationally for its business law practice. Prior thereto, Mr. Lacroix acted as Executive Chairman of Telemedia Corporation and of the other Boards of Directors of the various companies in the Telemedia corporate structure, previous to working as Senior Advisor to Telemedia Ventures. Before joining Telemedia, he was a Senior Partner with another major Canadian law firm.
Mr. Lacroix received his Bachelor of Civil Law (1976) and his Master’s degree in Business Administration (1981) from McGill University. He has been a member of the Bar since 1977. Mr. Lacroix is the Chairman of the Board of SFK Pulp Fund and a trustee of the different entities in this unit trust structure. He is also a Director of Zarlink Semiconductor. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation and a Director of their private holding company, a Trustee of the Martlet Foundation of McGill University, and a Director of the Montréal General Hospital Foundation. Over the years, Mr. Lacroix has also sat on the Boards of Transcontinental, Cambior, Donohue, Circo Craft Co., ITS Limited Partnership, Adventure Electronics, Michelin Canada, Secor, the Fonds de développement du Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and l’Accueil Bonneau. Mr. Lacroix is included in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers of Canada. He was an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Law at Université de Montréal where he taught securities, mergers and acquisitions law; he also taught the business law module at the Quebec Bar School. In addition, he was amongst the first Directors in Canada to complete the ICD Corporate Governance College program, and holds the certified designation of ICD.D.
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Suzanne Morris was appointed CBC/Radio-Canada’s Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on January 30, 2009. She took up her post officially on April 1, 2009.
In addition to being responsible for all aspects of financial management and administration 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 and putting in place real-time financial reporting.
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. Prior to that, Ms. Morris had been Vice-President, small business financial services, at Export Development Canada (EDC). She also held senior positions in risk management and internal audit at EDC, as well as at Deloitte, providing audit and business advisory services to large corporate and public sector clients.
Ms. Morris earned her Bachelor’s of Commerce degree with Honours from the University of Ottawa in 1986. She also holds a Chartered Accountant designation.
Ms. Morris is an Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario prize winner, and has served as a marker for the Institute’s professional examinations. She has lectured on accounting topics at the University of Ottawa, as well. A past Board member of the Forum for International Trade Training, she is an active member of the Financial Executives Institute, the Association of Financial Professionals and the Treasury Management Association of Canada.