BANFF, AB, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Heather Conway, Executive-Vice
President, CBC English Services announced today Sally Catto has been
named General Manager of Programming for CBC Television. The
announcement was made at the Banff World Media Festival. Catto's
appointment is effective immediately.
An extensive international search was conducted over several months.
In making the announcement Conway commented, "The breadth of candidates
we interviewed was most impressive but after a thorough search and
careful consideration, I couldn't be more pleased to appoint Sally to
Among her colleagues at CBC, our external partners, and within the
production community, Sally is as respected as she is well liked. Her
creative sensibilities are highly regarded and her strong business
focus will undoubtedly serve her well in this new position."
Catto added, "I'm extremely honoured to be taking on this role and so
fortunate to be working with such a talented group within the CBC. It's
a pivotal time for CBC and I look forward, with my colleagues, to
working closely with the high calibre of independent producers, writers
and strong international partners to create exceptional content for
Canadians across the country. "
Catto returned to CBC from the independent sector two years ago as
Executive Director, Commissioned & Scripted Programming where she's
been overseeing drama, comedy, children's and certain documentary
Catto's history at CBC dates back to 2001 when she was Executive in
Charge of Production, Drama before taking on subsequent positions as
Creative Head, Drama and Executive Director, Arts & Entertainment.
During that period, she oversaw programming that included Intelligence,
Being Erica, and Heartland.
Prior to her time at CBC, Catto was a literary agent for film and
television & practiced law at both Stikeman Elliott & Goodmans.
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