Rob McLaughlin

Executive Producer / Head, English Program Digital Studio, National Film Board of Canada

Rob McLaughlin is a Canadian journalist, producer and currently the Head of the National Board of Canada’s digital studio where he leads in the development of the institution’s digital-first programming and strategy, including interactive and immersive projects.

Prior to the NFB, Rob was a senior executive, editor and publisher at Canada’s largest newspaper chain, responsible for leading newsroom staff through a time of radical transformation in the newspaper industry.

Rob also worked as a producer and executive at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and served as Director of Digital Programming and Business Development at CBC responsible for the growth of digital platforms in the areas of documentaries, TV AE and network radio programming.

A former tree planter and fishing guide who grew up in small-town Saskatchewan, Rob now lives in North Vancouver, BC with his wife and the world’s two most brilliant young girls.