Dr. Ronald Keast, Chairman
Dr. Keast has over forty years experience in television broadcasting and education in Canada. After early years as a television writer, director and producer, he served as General Manager of Programming at the Ontario provincial educational television service, TVOntario, Chair of the School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, and then, from 1987 to 2005, President and Chief Executive Officer of first, the national multi-faith and multicultural television specialty channel, Vision TV, and then of Access Media Group, a television and multi media learning company that owned and operated three national and one regional television specialty channels—Canadian Learning Television (CLT), BookTelevision, Court TV Canada, ACCESS Alberta—and an educational multi media distribution company. Since 2005, Dr. Keast has written about educational television, science, philosophy and religion.  (See www.dancinginthedark.ca.)  To October, 2011, he served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada.


Peter Palframan, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Palframan is a Chartered Accountant and has been in the broadcasting industry for over 20 years. He was most recently the Senior Vice President of Operations for CHUM Television and was previously Vice President, Finance & Administration, CHUM Television and Vice President, Finance and Operations of Learning and Skills Television of Alberta (Access Media Group). Peter assisted in negotiations that resulted in the privatization and acquisition of the provincial educational service, Access TV, and played a major role in the launch of Canadian Learning Television (CLT), BookTelevision and CourtTV Canada. Previously, Peter was, also Founding Vice-President, Finance for Vision TV and played a major role in the launch and operation of the channel.


Doug Connolly, President & Chief Operating Officer
Doug is an experienced, hands-on, senior executive with a 35-year career serving Canadian educational markets. After five years working in the Financial/Banking sector, Doug co-founding Magic Lantern West Ltd. serving as President from 1975. Appointed President of Magic Lantern Communications Canada in 1982 then CEO from 1990 to 1996 Doug served on the Board of Directors of NTN Canada Ltd., a publicly traded company, 1996 to 1999. Appointed Managing Director of Distribution Access in 2004, a division of Access Media Group, a subsidiary of CHUM Television, Doug managed the unit for Discovery Canada following its acquisition by CTV Limited and negotiated its independence from CTV in 2009. One of the founding members of the Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE) Doug is a pioneer in expanding the use of visual media from early formats to the digital applications used in education today.


Moses Znaimer, Director
In the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Moses Znaimer defined an entire generation of Canadian youth by launching Citytv, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, Bravo!, Space, Canadian Learning Television, Book Television, Fashion Television and a host of other national specialty channels and local stations. Now, Moses is defining A New Vision of Aging for Canada as the Executive Director of CARP, Canada’s largest and most powerful organization dedicated to Advocacy, Benefits and Community for the 45plus and those who love them or have responsibility for them. He is controlling shareholder of ZoomerMedia Ltd. (TSXV:ZUM), which publishes Zoomer Magazine and operates a suite of e-newsletters and websites including 50plus.com and CARP.ca.

Moses is the proprietor of English Canada’s only all-classical music station, The New Classical 96.3 FM, and the far reaching AM740 – The Best of the Best – Zoomer Radio.  Moses is also founder and producer of the annual ideaCity conference; President and Executive Producer of MZTV P&D, a boutique television production and distribution company, and is founder of the MZTV Museum, which hosts arguably the world’s largest collection of vintage televisions and memorabilia.


Ross Mayot, Director
Ross Mayot joined the senior management team of CARP in 2008 as Vice President, Community Development. Prior to joining CARP, Ross was involved in educational media for more than 25 years, working in both public and private sector organizations, including TVOntario, CHUM Television and Access Media Group.  He held senior management portfolios that included Government Relations, Marketing and Development, Corporate Strategy, and Business Affairs.

As Vice President, Learning Services for Access Media Group, he was one of the key strategists and senior managers, helping to launch Canadian Learning Television, ACCESS - The Education Station, Book Television and Court TV Canada.  In addition to his duties with the television stations, Ross launched Distribution Access, one of the leading private distributors of educational video and multimedia in Canada.

For the past 14 years Ross has also worked with Moses Znaimer on ideaCity, Canada’s pre-eminent annual gathering of artists, adventurers, cosmologists, architects, designers, entertainers, inventors, philanthropists, scientists, technologists and innovators.

Ross is a graduate of the University of Waterloo.



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