CRTC Appoints Vicky Eatrides as Chairperson & CEO


Vicky Eatrides has been appointed as the next chairperson and CEO of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a term of five years effective January 5, 2023.

Eatrides began her career practicing federal regulatory law at the national law firm Stikeman Elliott in 2000. She joined the federal public service in 2005, where she held a number of increasingly senior executive positions at the Competition Bureau of Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Eatrides held several senior roles at the Competition Bureau over a 12-year period, including senior deputy commissioner in charge of enforcing criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act. She taught Competition Law courses at Queen’s University for several years and has spoken at numerous domestic and international conferences and events.

Alicia Barin and Adam Scott have been appointed vice-chairpersons of the CRTC for five-year terms effective February 8, 2023, and January 16, 2023, respectively.

Barin has been interim vice-chairperson of the CRTC since August 8, 2022. She was first appointed to the CRTC in 2019 as the regional commissioner for Quebec. Barin spent over 20 years in the Canadian broadcasting industry as a senior-level executive and VP of strategic planning for Astral Media.

For more than 20 years, Scott has advised the federal government on telecommunications and spectrum policy. He currently serves as director general of the Spectrum Policy Branch at ISED.

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, said: “The CRTC has an important mandate to deliver for Canadians. Technology has fundamentally changed how we communicate with each other and how we create and consume culture. The new leadership team at the CRTC will help modernize the regulator and stand up for Canadians and for our creative professionals. Congratulations to Vicky Eatrides, Alicia Barin and Adam Scott on their appointments. The CRTC will undoubtedly benefit from the shared digital, broadcasting and telecommunication expertise that these leaders will bring to the table. I would also like to thank outgoing Chair Ian Scott and Vice-Chair Christianne Laizner for their outstanding service to the CRTC and Canadians over the years.”