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Corus Entertainment Inc (CJRb.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Heather Shaw

58 1999 Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board

Douglas Murphy

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Julie Shaw

56 Non-Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

John Gossling

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Barbara Williams

2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Dale Hancocks

2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Greg McLelland

Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

Judy Adam

2016 Senior Vice President - Finance

D. Scott Dyer

2016 Senior Vice President and President, Nelvana

Gary Maavara

2017 Corporate Secretary

Fernand Belisle

72 2016 Independent Lead Director

Peter Bissonnette

70 2016 Non-Independent Director

Trevor English

43 2016 Non-Independent Director

Michael D'Avella

59 2016 Independent Director

John Frascotti

56 2016 Independent Director

Mark Hollinger

58 2014 Independent Director

Barry James

59 2014 Independent Director

Catherine Roozen

61 2011 Independent Director

Terrance Royer

68 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Heather Shaw

Ms. Heather A. Shaw serves as Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board of Corus Entertainment Inc. Ms. Shaw is the Executive Chair of Corus and has held the position since its inception in September 1999. Ms. Shaw holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. Ms. Shaw is a Director of several private companies and past Director of Shaw Communications Inc. and Shawcor Ltd. Ms. Shaw is the founder and Managing Director of The Shawana Foundation, a Calgary-based philanthropic organization.

Douglas Murphy

Mr. Douglas Donovan Murphy serves as a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Corus the Company. Mr. Murphy is President and CEO of Corus. He joined Corus in 2003 and has held numerous senior management positions at the company, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Corus, Mr. Murphy spent ten years with The Walt Disney Company in a variety of senior executive positions in Canada, the United States and Japan. Mr. Murphy is a member of the Business Council of Canada. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an HBA from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario.

Julie Shaw

Ms. Julie M. Shaw, BSD, ICD.D, serves as Non-Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Corus Entertainment Inc. Ms. Shaw is the Vice Chair of Corus and has held the position since April 2008. Ms. Shaw is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds a Bachelor of Design Science degree from Arizona State University. Ms. Shaw is a Director and Secretary of Shaw Family Foundation, also sitting on its Investment Committee. Shaw Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded in 1970. Ms. Shaw is the founder and Managing Director of The Jules Foundation, a Calgary-based philanthropic organization.

John Gossling

Mr. John Richard Gossling, FCPA, FCA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Gossling was previously Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Telus Communications Company from January 2013 to May 2016, a corporate director from April 2011 to December 2012 and Chief Financial Officer of CTVglobemedia from April 2008 to March 2011.

Barbara Williams

Ms. Barbara Williams serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Williams was previously Executive Vice President and President, Shaw Media Inc. from September 2014 to March 2016 and Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media Inc. from November 2010 to September 2014.

Dale Hancocks

Greg McLelland

Mr. Greg McLelland serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Mr. McLelland was previously Senior Vice President Sales, Shaw Media Inc. from December 2015 to April 2016 and Vice President Sales, Shaw Media Inc. from 2008 to November 2015.

Judy Adam

Ms. Judy Adam serves as Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Ms. Adam was previously Vice President, Finance from August 2010 to July 2016.

D. Scott Dyer

Mr. D. Scott Dyer was Senior Vice President and President, Nelvana of the company. Mr. Dyer was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from August 2008 to March 2016. He was Executive Vice President - Strategic Planning, Chief Technology Officer of Corus Entertainment Inc. He is responsible for guiding all of the Company's divisional and corporate technological undertakings. In this role, Scott has operational and strategic responsibility for the hardware, software, personnel and technical resources of Corus' core and new media businesses. Prior to this position, Scott was Executive Vice President, General Manager, Corus Kids. Scott began his tenure at Corus as Executive Vice President, Production and Development at Nelvana, which produces internationally and award-winning children's animated content such as Babar and Franklin. At Nelvana, Scott helped guide the creative vision and technological development of Nelvana's high-calibre team of animators, developers and producers. Trained as a mathematician at Carnegie Mellon University, Scott entered the animation business after spending three years in Utah working on visual systems for flight simulators. His first entertainment industry career saw him producing commercial effects for television at Cranston/Csuri Productions, one of the first computer animation companies in North America. He spent four years running a research group that applied computer animation to science at The Ohio Supercomputer Center. Scott started Windlight Studios with a group of partners in 1993, and joined Nelvana in 1997 after Nelvana acquired the Dyer-produced pilot of Emmy award-winning CGI series Rolie Polie Olie.

Gary Maavara

Mr. Gary A. Maavara serves Corporate Secretary of the Company. He was served as as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining Corus, Gary was employed in a variety of executive and operating roles with CanWest Global Communications Corp. His career includes 10 years with CTV in senior level positions including Group Vice President, Programming; Vice President Sports, Chief Legal Counsel and Vice President Operations and Engineering. Prior to joining CTV, Gary practiced intellectual property and communications law at a Bay Street law firm, with a client roster that included CTV, Standard Broadcasting, several NHL clubs and Loblaw Companies Limited. Gary is a graduate of Boston University and the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1983. Gary Maavara is a director of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Banff Television Festival, the Canadian Museum of Broadcasting and the Centre for Cultural Management at the University of Waterloo. He also sits on a variety of committees of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

Fernand Belisle

Mr. Fernand Belisle serves as an Independent Lead Director of the Company. He is a consultant to Canadian broadcast companies. Mr. B´elisle served as Vice Chair (Broadcasting) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). This followed a series of senior positions at the CRTC and the Department of Communications which is now known as the Department of Canadian Heritage. Mr. B´elisle’s business career has included positions with T´el´emedia Communications Ltd. and in audit and tax specialist roles at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. B´elisle previously served as a Director of Corus Entertainment Inc. from December, 2003 to February, 2005.

Peter Bissonnette

Mr. Peter J. Bissonnette serves as Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bissonnette served as President of Shaw Communications Inc. (“Shaw”) from 2001 until his retirement on August 31, 2015. Mr. Bissonnette has over 50 years of experience in the communications sector. He joined Shaw in 1989 as Vice President, Operations for the B.C. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island and held a succession of senior positions during his 25 years with Shaw. Mr. Bissonnette has previously served as a director of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs), a not-for-profit research development consortium dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies. Mr. Bissonnette is a graduate in Business Administration from Vancouver Community College, holds an Executive Management Certificate from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Queens University. In 2013, Mr. Bissonnette was appointed Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Trevor English

Mr. Trevor English serves as Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr. English is the Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer for Shaw Communications Inc. (“Shaw”). He is accountable for Shaw’s corporate development and strategic initiatives, as well as being responsible for the relationship of Shaw Venture’s portfolio companies and Shaw’s Investor Relations program. Mr. English has almost 20 years of experience in corporate finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investor Relations, business development and financial analysis. In his 14 years at Shaw, Mr. English has played a key leadership role in all of Shaw’s key corporate development activities including the acquisitions of CanWest (2010), ViaWest (2014) and Wind Mobile Corp. (2016); the sales of Shaw Media (2016) and ViaWest (2017); and the acquisition of Quebecor spectrum (2017). Prior to joining Shaw, Mr. English held various positions in the investment banking industry in both Canada and England. Mr. English holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Michael D'Avella

Mr. Michael D'Avella serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. D’Avella served most recently as Senior Vice President of Planning for Shaw Communications Inc. (“Shaw”) until his retirement in September 2013. During his 22 years at Shaw, Mr. D’Avella was involved in every aspect of Shaw’s business strategy, growth, acquisitions, new product and service launches and technology planning. He has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian communications industry and has extensive knowledge of the regulatory and public policy environment in Canada. Mr. D’Avella led Shaw’s programming and content licensing negotiations including the licensing of content for a variety of delivery platforms. In 2008, Mr. D’Avella led Shaw’s successful acquisition of Advanced Wireless Services spectrum and the overall development of Shaw’s wireless strategy. Mr. D’Avella has served as a Director on several public and private companies including Terayon Communications Systems, GT Group Telecom, and Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom). Mr. D’Avella graduated from St. Michael’s College (the University of Toronto) with a BA (Hons.).

John Frascotti

Mr. John Anthony Frascotti, J.D. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Frascotti is President of Hasbro, Inc., a global branded play company. He previously held the position of President, Hasbro Brands from 2014 to early 2017, and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hasbro from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Frascotti serves on the board of Discovery Family Channel, a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. He is also Chair of Hasbro’s IP Security Committee and serves on Hasbro’s Global Information Systems Steering Committee, as well as the board of SeriousFun Children’s Network. Mr. Frascotti received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Yale, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, and a law degree from Harvard.

Mark Hollinger

Mr. Mark G. Hollinger, J.D. serves as an Independent Director of the Company, since July, 2014. Mr. Hollinger was an executive at Discovery Communications for 24 years, serving as the President and CEO of Discovery Networks International, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and head of international business development. Mr. Hollinger continues to serve on the board of the Discovery Learning Alliance, a non-profit focused on media-based educational opportunities in developing countries. He is also the Chairman of Sugar Films, a television and film production company based in London. Prior to joining Discovery, Mr. Hollinger practiced entertainment law at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Mr. Hollinger is a graduate of Colgate University and obtained his law degree from the Yale Law School.

Barry James

Mr. Barry L. James serves as an Independent Director of the Company, since January 2014. Mr. James is President of Barry L. James Advisory Services Ltd., a private consulting firm. Mr. James was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and retired after 36 years with the firm. He became a partner in the tax practice in 1989 and subsequently became a partner in the audit group. Mr. James was Office Managing Partner in Edmonton for 10 years, from 2001 to 2011. Currently, Mr. James is a Board member of ATB Financial and AutoCanada Inc., a Trustee of the University Hospital Foundation and Chair of the Provincial Audit Committee of the Government of Alberta.

Catherine Roozen

Ms. Catherine Mary Roozen serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mrs. Roozen worked with the North West Trust Company until 1981 in the area of Branch Operations and as Vice-President, Investments, following graduation in 1977 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In 1981, Mrs. Roozen joined Cathton Holdings Ltd., a private investment company with interests in banking, broadcasting, ranching and real estate development. Currently, Mrs. Roozen is a Director and Secretary of the Allard Foundation Ltd., Chair and Director of Cathton Investments Ltd., Director of Epcor Utilities Inc. and Director of Melcor Developments Ltd. Mrs. Roozen previously served as a Director of Corus Entertainment Inc. from July, 2001 to January, 2010.

Terrance Royer

Mr. Terrance Eldon Royer serves as an Independent Director of Corus Entertainment Inc. Mr. Royer is Chairman of Royco Hotels Ltd., a hotel management company. Mr. Royer retired as Executive Vice-Chairman of the Calgary-based Royal Host REIT in December 2005. He is also retired President, CEO and founder of Royal Host Corp., a hotel and resort ownership, franchising and management company. Mr. Royer serves on the Board of Revera Inc. and served on the Board of Royal Host REIT from January 1998 to June 2006. Mr. Royer is Chairman Emeritus of the University of Lethbridge (Chairman from January 2001 to July 2006) and Chairman of the Alberta ‘‘Access to the Future Fund’’ for post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

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