Catherine Hurley, President of Hurley & Company Ltd. has established an extensive career in the Canadian entertainment, cultural and communications industries. Her public and private sector business experience is considerable, successfully managing her own consulting firm and having held senior management and cultural policy positions within the Canadian government and the public broadcasting sector (TVOntario). She holds a graduate degree in broadcasting and telecommunications media. Hurley & Company Ltd. provides professional advice and services in the following areas: Arts Management, Fund Development and Foundation Management, Cultural Export Training & Professional Development, Corporate Communications and Event Management. In addition to her other consultancy work, from 1999-2001, she served as CEO and Executive Director of the Audio Visual Preservation Trust of Canada (Canada’s national trust for moving image and sound preservation). Ms. Hurley is an Honourary Board member of the Community Foundation of Oakville, having served as a Board Trustee from 1996-2002, and was the Founding Chair of the Oakville Heritage Trust. She is presently a Trustee of the Geoffrey B. Scott Memorial Trust, a fund within the Toronto Community Foundation and past board member of the I.Can Foundation (Ben Wicks International Literacy Program). She is a Past Chair of the University of Toronto’s Cultural Management Advisory Council. During her tenure as University Council Chair, she established the first North American Academic Chair dedicated to the study of "Cultural Pluralism in the Arts". Ms. Hurley was awarded the Canadian government’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteer Service in the Arts. She is a regular speaker and has published extensively in the areas of cultural exporting and audiovisual preservation. She is listed in the Canadian Who’s Who and Chatelaine’s Who’s Who of Canadian Women.