CBC hires Claude Galipeau as EVP, corporate development

The former Rogers Media exec will join the public broadcaster effective Jan. 7, reporting to CBC president and CEO Catherine Tait.

claude-galipeau-cbcCBC/Radio-Canada has hired Claude Galipeau in the newly created position of EVP, corporate development.

The new hire marks a return to the pubcaster for Galipeau, who previously served as managing director of CBC’s digital platforms from 2002 to 2006.

Galipeau has held a number of senior positions in Canadian media, including at Alliance Atlantis, Astral Media, and Salter Street Films. In 2013, Galipeau joined Yahoo! Canada as country manager to grow Yahoo’s digital presence in Canad. He has also previously worked as chief service officer at social media agency Syncapse and SVP and GM of digital media for Rogers Media. He’ll soon exit his current role as CRO at Torstar Corporation.

The position, effective Jan. 7, 2019, is based in Toronto and will see Galipeau reporting to president and CEO Catherine Tait.

“At a time when our biggest competitors are powerful global digital companies, we need to be partnering with other broadcasters and news organizations, as well as culture groups, creators and international players to ensure a place for Canadian culture here and around the world. Claude will ensure we are positioned to do just that,” said Tait in a statement.

The hire announcement comes a week after Heather Conway exited the role of EVP of English Services. Currently, EVP of French services Michel Bissonnette is serving as interim EVP in a duel role.