A distinguished journalist, Eric led The Canadian Press from 1997 to 2011. He was the first individual from outside the news agency to be appointed Chief Executive Officer. Eric worked for CTV twenty years before moving to The Canadian Press. He had extensive experience in national and international news, including overseas postings and a variety of management positions.
Eric served as Vice-President of CTV News and as Executive Producer of the CTV National News and Producer of Canada AM. He led the team that obtained a twenty-four-hour news speciality licence. During his time at the network, CTV News became the most-watched newscast in Canada.
Currently, he is the Executive Producer of a BNN Bloomberg program segment about high tech startups and innovation in Canada called The Disruptors hosted by former CBC Dragons’ Den personality, Bruce Croxon. Eric sat on various boards including The Board of Governors for the National Newspaper Awards.
He is active with The Royal Ontario Museum Travel Committee and has led trips to Argentina, Chile, Rapa Nui, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the Arctic with Adventure Canada, and most recently, Tanzania. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Eric was educated in Britain and Canada. He has three sons, and his hobbies include cycling, gardening, coaching soccer, and playing tennis.