CBC Senior Exec Resigns, Heads to Twitter


OTTAWA: Kirstine Stewart has left CBC, where she was serving as the executive VP of English-language services, to join Twitter Canada.

Stewart has been with CBC as the executive VP of English-language services, leading all TV, radio and online services, since January 2011. She has left to oversee the new Canadian office of Twitter. Neil McEneaney, currently CBC’s general manager of finance and strategy, will fill in for Stewart on an interim basis.

"I’ve had some of the happiest moments in my life at the CBC, and I’ve been honored to represent such an important name to Canadians," Stewart said. "I’m proud of what we’ve done together these past seven years. I will miss the CBC family dearly, but I know that even when one leaves the CBC, the CBC never really leaves you. It’s in my DNA, and I’m all the better for it."

Hubert Lacroix, the president and CEO of CBC/Radio Canada, commented, "Kirstine really understands the role of the public broadcaster and has been a fierce proponent of its distinctive place. She has been instrumental in establishing CBC as a modern public broadcaster."