Former CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge named new Chief Executive Officer of TVO

           Jeffrey Orridge

TORONTO — Former Canadian Football League commissioner Jeffrey Orridge has been named the new head of TVO.

Orridge will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ontario’s public broadcaster on Nov. 30.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce and TVO Board Chair Chris Day made the announcement on Tuesday, saying Orridge was the successful candidate out of a field of 170.

Orridge said he was looking forward to assuming the role.

“From harnessing and leveraging technological advances, to expanding TVO’s products and offerings, to connecting with audiences and communities so we can create social impact together, I look forward to working with the board and the team at TVO to take our transformation to the next level,” said Orridge.

The 60-year-old Orridge was the commissioner of the CFL from 2015 to 2017.

He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986 and has worked in sports and television for three decades.

Orridge previously held senior executive roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and global not-for-profit Right to Play.