Former Commissioner with the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commissioner (CRTC)
Until his retirement in 2018, Steve Simpson served as a Commissioner with the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commissioner, the administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada. As a converged regulator, the CRTC focuses on achieving policy objectives established in the Broadcasting Act, Telecommunications Act and Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).
Before becoming a regulator, his early career spanned a wide range of communications disciplines from private broadcasting, corporate communications companies, to the advertising agency industry.
In 1988 Mr Simpson formed a management consulting and public affairs company with clients in the communications, transportation and energy sectors. Additionally he served as Chair of a publicly-traded software company producing interactive authoring applications to create digital content for delivery on mobility devices, broadcast media and the Internet.
Mr Simpson has also served on the board of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society, Vancouver Playhouse, the Granville Island Trust, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, the Vancouver Port Authority and is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. He is presently a board member of IIC's Canadian chapter and a Chevalier in the Sovereign Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller.