TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announces
that Alain Cousineau has been nominated to the CMF's Board of Directors
and elected Chair of the Board. Furthermore, Chris Frank has also been
nominated to the CMF's Board of Directors following the Annual general
Meeting of Members held in Montreal today.
"I am very impressed by the work accomplished by Louis L. Roquet,
outgoing Board Chair, and the rest of the CMF Board and management over
the past three years since the CMF was created, said Alain Cousineau.
I am pleased to be joining the Board at this time with such a strong
track record of success in supporting the creation of Canadian
television and digital media content. I look forward to working with
the other Board members to meet the CMF's strategic objectives and to
seize new opportunities for the organization and the Canadian
audiovisual content industry."
Alain Cousineau is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of
board experience, and is currently Chair of the Centre hospitalier de
l'Université de Montréal. Mr. Cousineau formerly held positions as
President and CEO of Loto-Québec and Groupe Secor. He is also a former
Chair of Tourisme Montréal and Société des alcools du Québec. Prior to
that, he had a distinguished career in the academic field, primarily at
the Université de Sherbrooke School of Business. Mr. Cousineau has also
held board positions in a diverse range of industries including the
healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, aeronautics
and electronic business solutions. Mr. Cousineau has extensive
consulting experience in marketing and communications and corporate
planning and strategy.
Chris Frank is a broadcasting and satellite industry executive. During
his career he was a founding officer at ExpressVu Inc. (later Bell
ExpressVu and Bell TV). During his 16 years at ExpressVu he
held executive management positions in Programming, Regulatory &
Government Affairs and Corporate Development. He also spent 10 years at
Telesat Canada where he had senior management positions in Regulatory,
Government & Public Affairs and Business Development. Mr. Frank started
his career in the Federal Public Service where he had management
positions at the CRTC, Department of Communications and Secretary of
State. He graduated from Carleton University with a B. Comm. (Honours).
Alain Cousineau and Chris Frank join current CMF Board members: Cheryl
Barker, Chair, Audit Committee; Glenn Wong, Chair, Governance and Human
Resources Committee; Alison Clayton, Guy Fournier and Rob Scarth.
CMF Board members are nominated by two member organizations: the
Canadian Coalition for Cultural Expression (CCCE), representing
Canada's cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada,
through Canadian Heritage.
For additional information on CMF Board members as well as on governance
policies, please visit the CMF website cmf-fmc.ca
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the
production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual
media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive
global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success,
enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through
public and private sector partnerships. Visit cmf-fmc.ca.
The CMF's Canadaonscreen.ca is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative
talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television
productions to games, Web content and software and applications.
SOURCE: CANADA MEDIA FUND
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Canada Media Fund