Hubert T. Lacroix
President & CEO
Hubert T. Lacroix
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.
Just before joining CBC/Radio-Canada, Mr. Lacroix held the position of Senior Advisor with the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott. Mr. Lacroix also acted as Executive Chairman of Telemedia Corporation and other Boards of various companies in the Telemedia corporate structure. Before joining Telemedia, he was a Senior Partner at McCarthy Tétrault.
Mr. Lacroix is the Chairman of the Board of Fibrek Inc. He is also a Director of Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. and chairs its Audit Committee. 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 Montreal General Hospital Foundation.
Tim W. Casgrain
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). Mr. Casgrain began his career as a teacher with CUSO in Chad, Africa, and he later became an accountant with Deloitte & Touche.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Suzanne Morris was appointed CBC/Radio-Canada's Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective April 2009.
Before becoming a member of CBC/Radio-Canada's Senior Executive Team, Ms. Morris was Secretary/Treasurer to the CBC Pension Board of Trustees. She has also been the Vice-President, Small Business Financial Services, at Export Development Canada (EDC) and also held senior positions in risk management and internal audit for EDC, as well as at Deloitte.
Ms. Morris serves on the Advisory Committee to the Dean of the Carleton University Sprott School of Business. A past Board member of the Forum for International Trade Training, she is an active member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Association of Financial Professionals. In 2011, Ms. Morris was appointed a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa.
Nahlah Ayed is a correspondent for The National in Canada and around the world.
Ms. Ayed has been a foreign correspondent for a decade. She spent seven years as CBC's Arab world correspondent.
Ms. Ayed has covered the Middle East extensively, interviewing leaders and reporting from several conflicts including those in Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza. Most recently, she has been involved in covering the Arab Spring, witnessing the revolution in Egypt and the uprising in Libya.
As a former parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press, Ms. Ayed also spent months in Afghanistan in 2001.
A graduate of Carleton University's Master of Journalism program, Ms. Ayed also holds a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies and a B.Sc. in genetics from the University of Manitoba.
Anyck Béraud has been a European correspondent for Radio de Radio-Canada since 2010. Among other stories, she has followed the rise of the extreme right in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands; the euro zone crisis in Ireland, Spain, and Portugal; as well as Arab Spring events in Bahrain and Tripoli, and at the Tunisian-Libyan border.
In the Middle East from 2007 to 2010, she covered a range of events in Yemen, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, including the war in 2009.
From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Béraud served as US foreign correspondent, reporting on such stories as Hurricane Katrina and the Mississippi Burning trial.
With Radio-Canada since 1989, Anyck Béraud has also covered many large-scale events, such as a number of Olympics, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.
For over 15 years, Jean-François Bélanger has been on the ground covering some of the world's biggest hot spots, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and over 20 African nations.
As a Radio-Canada special correspondent, he travelled to Afghanistan in 2007 and 2009 to report on Canada's military mission in Kandahar.
Having completed a BA in information and communications at Université de Moncton, and an MA in Journalism at CELSA (University of Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne's school of journalism and communications), he served as foreign correspondent in Paris, Dakar and Moscow, while also covering international affairs for such programs as Le téléjournal, Le point, and Une heure sur terre.
Jean-François Bélanger began his career with Télévision de Radio-Canada in Moncton in 1989.
Paul Hunter is a correspondent for CBC News in Washington D.C. He is also a regular guest-host on CBC News Network's Connect.
In recent years, among other stories, he has covered the BP oil spill, fallout from the tsunami in Japan, the killing spree at Fort Hood, Texas, the West Virginia coal mine disaster, the Tiger Woods sex scandal, and the end of the space shuttle era. He also reported live from the National Mall for Barack Obama's inauguration.
Prior to his time in Washington, Mr. Hunter was a political correspondent for The National in Ottawa. In his 25 years at CBC, he has reported from 10 provinces, two territories and more than a dozen countries, including Afghanistan.