Advisory Board Members
Executive Director of OTT
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Gave is the Executive Director of OTT Programming where he leads the content strategy for CBC Gem (an over-the-top video streaming service) and oversees CBC’s slate of original digital content for all platforms. Prior to his appointment, he served as Senior Director and Chief of Staff of Programming where he oversaw CBC’s programming operations and content partnerships across 10 content areas. With over a decade of experience as a lawyer, executive, and board director within the media, arts, and cultural sector, Gave currently serves on a number of boards including Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, NOW Magazine, UofT’s Public Good Initiative, and Laidlaw Foundation. He also serves as an advisor to the Banff World Media Festival, Ryerson’s Social Venture Zone, and Toronto Life Magazine. Previously, Gave served as the Executive Director of Reelworld Film Festival, negotiated over 100 film and television production deals at CBC, and practiced media law at a Bay Street law firm. He holds BA, JD, and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto and is called to the Bar of Ontario.