Boyce and Todd Spencer, executive director of human resources, take leaves of absence in wake of Ghomeshi scandal.

An important personnel update from Heather Conway and Roula Zaarour

We want to let you know that Todd Spencer, Executive Director, Human Resources and Industrial Relations for English Services and Chris Boyce, Executive Director, CBC Radio and Audio will be on leave of absence effective today until further notice.

As I’m sure you all can appreciate, the past couple of months have been difficult for many people. In the interim, Todd’s responsibilities will be taken up by Monique Marcotte, Executive Director, HR, Corporate Groups & Planning and Chris’s by Cindy Witten, Senior Director, CBC Radio Talk. We know we can count on everyone to offer Monique and Cindy all necessary support and assistance. As I’m sure you can also appreciate, we will not be making any further public comment about Todd or Chris or their leaves of absence at this time.

We cannot ignore the likelihood that this decision will provoke another round of media attention and speculation. I believe it’s especially important that we remain supportive of all our workplace colleagues where they may need it and resolute in our professionalism and dedication to the important work that we do here on behalf of Canadians. We recognize this is a difficult way to start off the year, but despite our current challenges, together we will get through this, and we do have a great future.

Heather Conway
Executive Vice-President
CBC English Services

Roula Zaarour
Vice-President
People and Culture
CBC/Radio-Canada