Sarah MacDonald has been appointed by the board as interim President of Knowledge Network. Sarah has a Master of Business Administration from SFU, a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Toronto Metropolitan University and recently completed The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program at Harvard University Business School. She also holds a CFRE credential from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Since 2009, Sarah has been the Director of Development and Planning at Knowledge Network responsible for all fundraising activities as well as strategic planning and business planning. During this time, she led a major expansion of the Knowledge Partners fundraising program including the integration of offline giving with online, developing and launching a major giving program, expanding the legacy giving efforts and reimagining the on-air fundraising campaigns. From 2000 to 2007, Sarah was Director of Programming, TV and New Media followed by two years as Director of Business and Content Management. Prior to Knowledge Network, Sarah was the Business Manager for Television at CBC Vancouver.
Jeffrey Lee has been appointed by the board as interim CEO of Knowledge Network. Jeff holds the CPA, CGA designation with in-depth experience in broadcast regulatory and not-for-profit reporting. He has over 23 years in senior financial leadership roles, taking on the Director of Finance role with Knowledge Network in 2007. During this time, he played a lead role in separating the Knowledge Network division from the Open Learning Agency and establishing Knowledge Network as a provincial Crown corporation. Risk Management, Business Affairs, and Human Resources were recently added to his portfolio. Jeff was Secretary and Financial Officer for Knowledge-West Communications Corporation, the Knowledge Network subsidiary that operated the BBC Kids channel from 2011 to 2018. Prior to Knowledge Network, Jeff was a Controller with the Open Learning Agency.