Senior Vice-President, Programming and Operations
As Senior Vice-President, Programming and Operations, John is responsible for the development and production of all Canadian channels and oversees broadcast, engineering and terrestrial repeater operations. He was previously the Vice President of Operations for Sirius Canada overseeing engineering and information technology and the liaison with third party channel providers, including the CBC, the Score, Astral, Rogers Media and Pelmorex.
Before joining Sirius Canada, John performed a variety of functions at the CBC leading the teams that created cbc.ca and its French language counterpart radio-canada.ca. John also led the CBC’s Business Development department acquiring several broadcast licenses including Galaxie pay audio, CBC Television New Brunswick, and Showcase Television, in addition to creating two Canadian television services distributed on DirecTV in the US market.
John was also an associate professor at University of Ottawa’s department of communications, worked several years at the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs and served nine years in the Canadian military, including attending College Militaire Royal de St-Jean.