Charles Ohayon – Chair
Charles Ohayon has worked in television, public relations and film since 1979. He produced commercials at Films 24 and Cléo 24 where he was President. From 1994 to 1998 he was the Director General of Programming (Television) for the Société Radio-Canada. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec and the Canadian Television Fund as well as the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He is now on the IPF Board, as well as the Board of Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma. In 2005-2006, he was the Executive Director of the Institut national de l’image et du son.
Steve Ord – Vice-Chair
Steve Ord is an independent media consultant with more than 20 years of media experience. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Alliance Atlantis Communications, where he was responsible for business and operational aspects of AAC’s international television distribution division and content business. Prior to joining AA, he was Manager of Business Affairs at Telefilm Canada. He previously worked in policy consulting with Paul Audley & Associates. He is also a part-time graduate level instructor at the Schulich School of Business (York University).
Véronique Marino is a development and strategy consultant for digital platforms. Since 2004 she has served as Director of the Interactive Media Program at INIS and in 2009 she established her consulting company, Espace Infusion, which specializes in transmedia activities. From 1996 to 1999 she was development and operations associate for Groupe Vidéotron for their portal InfiniT.com and for the first website for the broadcaster TVA. From 1999 to 2001 she continued her career at Nomino Technologies heading their language recognition database. Her qualities as a manager and her understanding of innovation let her to Nurun where she undertook the development of several projects with the Groupe Québecor. She presents workshops and participates in conferences across Canada and France. She was selected by Quebec’s Femmes du Cinéma, de la Télévision et des Nouveaux Médias as 2012 Digital Media Personality of the Year.
Heather McGillivray is a lawyer and President of MacStar Communications Inc. She has experience in distribution and production as a former owner of Ironstar Communications and in broadcasting as Vice President Programming for Family Channel.
Jeremy Butteriss is Director, Strategic Partnerships at Google Canada (YouTube). Jeremy joined Google Canada with 15 years of experience in media, e-commerce, strategic partnerships, venture development and mergers & acquisitions. Previously, he led the Broadband Entertainment division at Rogers Communications, where he developed digital media strategies for Rogers entertainment offerings and launched & managed Rogers On Demand Online, North America’s first aggregated ‘TV Everywhere’ offering. Jeremy has also worked for The Boston Consulting Group, and has helped launch 2 Internet ventures, NRX and Skul.