Eric Morrison was appointed to the OPA Board of Directors in June 2016.
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 CP’s chief executive officer.
During a period of constant change in the media landscape, under his strategic leadership, CP developed new lines of business and digital distribution platforms while remaining Canada’s pre-eminent source of fast, accurate and unbiased news and information. He made The Canadian Press a leader in new media in Canada. CP and Eric personally won numerous awards for journalist excellence in print, online, broadcast and pictures.
Eric worked for the CTV network for 20 years before moving to CP. 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 24 hour news speciality licence. During his time at the network, CTV News became the most watched newscast in Canada.
Currently he is executive producer of a BNN program about high tech start-ups and innovation in Canada called The Disruptors, hosted by ex-CBC Dragon's Den personality Bruce Croxon.
Eric sits on the Board of Governors for the National Newspaper Awards, Board of Directors for Free The Children and The Royal Ontario Museum Travel committee.