Speaker Catherine Tait

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Catherine Tait

President & CEO


As President and CEO, Catherine Tait is responsible for overseeing the management of Canada's national public broadcaster to ensure that it fulfills its mandate and continues to offer Canadians a broad spectrum of high quality programming that informs, enlightens and entertains, and that is created by, for and about Canadians.

Catherine is a veteran media-executive with a long-standing career. Prior to her appointment, she co-founded New York-based Duopoly Inc, an independent film, television and digital content company, which she led as President from 2002 to 2018. She also co-founded iThentic, a digital content company, in 2006 and Hollywood Suite in 2010, a broadcasting company in Canada. Catherine was also previously the President and COO of Salter Street Films from 1997 to 2001.

In Banff, she will be speaking to the reality of the global media market; more specifically, to the importance of culture and partnerships.

Speaking on: CBC/ Radio-Canada's Breakfast of Champions

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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