Monique Marcotte assumes role of Vice-President of People and Culture, effective next week.

The following memo was sent to CBC staff on Aug. 29, 2016, from Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada.

It is with mixed feelings that I announce that Josée Girard, Vice-President of People and Culture since last August, has advised me that she will be leaving CBC/Radio-Canada. Her decision to leave is a personal one, as she has decided to return to Rio Tinto, a previous employer, for a good career opportunity. Her last day with us will be September 2.

Some very positive progress occurred over the past year during Josée’s leadership to strengthen our corporate culture, talent development, and enhance the way People and Culture serves the needs of the business. We thank her for her contribution and wish her well with her future endeavours. I’d also like to pass on a few words from her about her time at the corporation:

“It has truly been a pleasure and honour to work for CBC/Radio-Canada. It is difficult for me to leave and say goodbye because I have greatly enjoyed meeting and working with so many talented and committed individuals. That said, it is this drive within an employee culture that will ensure continued success as an organization and as a modern public broadcaster.”

With this change, I’m delighted to announce that Monique Marcotte has accepted to assume the role, effective next week. Currently Executive Director, Strategy & Planning with P&C, Monique has over 25 years of experience working with the corporation in a variety of positions, starting in Saskatchewan and then in other parts of the country. She has held a number of leadership roles over this time, including Interim Vice-President for P&C. Her most recent experience in this department means that she’s familiar with existing files and priorities, and this will enable us to keep moving full speed ahead with the work in progress. We can also expect Monique to develop and undertake new initiatives over time, based on her expertise and the evolving needs of the business.

Thank you to Josée and congratulations to Monique in taking on this important role, and please join me in wishing her continued success in this new capacity.

Hubert T. Lacroix
President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

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