Our Staff

The B&R leadership team and every member of our dedicated department is committed to working collaboratively with producers. Below, a snapshot of B&R's leaders (and their email contact info). The entire B&R team deals with producers across Canada every day, helping make the production sector in Canada stronger. We want your feedback. Please tell us about your experience and any suggestions you may have by visiting our contact us page. 

  • Lisa Clarkson

    Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization

    Lisa is responsible for the strategy and execution (including negotiation, price and rights) on all deals for content (except professional and amateur sports), and for content windowing  across all platforms (CBC owned-and-operated and third party).

  • Susan Kelly

    Senior Director, Business & Rights, Scripted & Acquired Programming

    Susan is responsible for strategy and negotiation on all TV and multi-platform deals on behalf of CBC Scripted programming (i.e. drama, comedy, children’s series, scripted performing arts programming, feature films and scripted radio content) and  responsible for strategy and negotiation of acquisition deals with distributors and producers on behalf of all program areas.

  • Monique Van Remortel

    Senior Director, Business & Rights, Unscripted Programming

    Monique is responsible for strategy and negotiation of TV and multi-platform deals on behalf of Unscripted Programming, which includes documentaries for CBC and documentary channel, event shows,  awards programs, and  factual entertainment  programs, but excludes sports and news.

  • Sharon Gryfe

    Senior Director, Business & Rights, In-House Programming

    Sharon provides strategy and direction to the In-house group, which works in partnership with production units and business groups, providing the strategy and its perspective and expertise from the development stage through to production and to repurposing content on deals associated with people and content in our in-house programs.

  • John Vekar

    Director, Business & Rights, Digital Programming

    John leads the team obtaining digital rights on a broad array of independently produced programming, including Digital Originals; John and his team deal with the full spectrum of genres and producers with a range of experience levels.