Ian Scott

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Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

Ian Scott is Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. He supervises and directs the work and staff of the Commission, and he also chairs Commission meetings and participates in public hearings and consultations. Ian has over 25 years of policy and regulatory experience in broadcasting and telecommunications both in the public and private sectors. After working at the Competition Bureau, he joined the CRTC from 1990 to 1994, where he collaborated on the development of a framework for long-distance telephone service competition in Canada. Between 2007 and 2008, as part of the Executive Interchange Program, he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman at the CRTC. Before rejoining the CRTC in 2017, Ian held various executive positions in the communications industry, including at Telesat Canada, Telus and Call-Net Enterprises, one of the first companies to offer competition in the Canadian long-distance market. He also provided leadership on broadcasting policy and regulatory issues as an executive at the Canadian Cable Television Association.