CBC is tapping French services executive Michel Bissonnette as its interim executive vice-president in the wake of Heather Conway's upcoming departure from the public broadcaster.
Bissonnette will serve as interim executive vice-president of CBC beginning Dec. 8, Catherine Tait, the public broadcaster's president, announced on Wednesday.
Bissonnette has served as executive vice-president of the public broadcaster's French service Radio-Canada — overseeing French-language television, radio and digital offerings — since January 2017.
CBC announced the departure of Conway, his English-language counterpart, earlier this month. Her last day with the corporation is Dec. 7.
Bissonnette is slated to serve in the new role until CBC hires a new executive vice-president of English services.