As a well-known Canadian media executive, Lisa de Wilde is a leader of innovation and transformative change. An advocate of leveraging digital technology to create moments of learning for people of all ages, as Chief Executive Officer since 2005 Lisa has steered TVO’s transformation into Ontario’s digital learning organization.
Prior to leading TVO, Lisa was President and CEO of Astral Television, and has also been legal counsel for the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Lisa also serves the community in volunteer roles on the Board of Directors of Toronto Global, the Strategic Advisory Group for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), the Advisory Board for the Mowat Centre, and previously with the Board of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which she chaired from 2013-2016. She is currently on the Boards of Directors of TELUS and Enercare Inc.
Lisa is a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, has received honourary degrees from Ryerson University and Brandon University, and was recognized with the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. She holds Bachelors of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.