Peter A. Herrndorf, (born October 27, 1940) is a Canadian lawyer and media businessman. He is the president and chief executive officer of the National Arts Centre. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he graduated with a BA in political science and English from the University of Manitoba in 1962 and a law degree from Dalhousie University in 1965. In 1970, he received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was publisher of Toronto Life from 1983 to 1992, and was chairman and CEO of TVOntario from 1992 to 1999. He is married to Eva Czigler and has two children: Katherine and Matthew Herrndorf.

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  • Peter A. Herrndorf, (born October 27, 1940) is a Canadian lawyer and media businessman. He is the president and chief executive officer of the National Arts Centre. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he graduated with a BA in political science and English from the University of Manitoba in 1962 and a law degree from Dalhousie University in 1965. In 1970, he received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Herrndorf joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a TV reporter/editor in Winnipeg beginning in 1965 a day after graduating from Dalhousie. Later that year, he moved to CBC Edmonton as a current affairs producer. In 1967, he transferred to Toronto as a producer of the network current affairs series The Way It Is. In 1979, he became Special Assistant to the Vice President and General Manager of the CBC English Network. Herrndorf was appointed head of TV current affairs in 1979, and later network vice-president. Herrndorf is credited with moving CBC Television's nightly network newscast, The National from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. and for helping to create the nightly, network public affairs program, The Journal. He was publisher of Toronto Life from 1983 to 1992, and was chairman and CEO of TVOntario from 1992 to 1999. In 1993, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He also received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from York University in 1989, from the University of Winnipeg in 1993, and from Dalhousie University in 2000. In 1998, he was awarded the John Drainie Award. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Ontario for having "revolutionized Canadian broadcasting, publishing and the performing arts at organizations such as the CBC, Toronto Life Magazine, TV Ontario and the National Arts Centre". He was appointed to the board of directors of the CBC in February, 2005 for a five-year term. He is also on the board of governors of the University of Ottawa. On June 30, 2017, it was announced that he was named a Companion of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for "his transformative leadership in Canada's artistic community and for his enduring commitment to building a thriving national arts scene." He is married to Eva Czigler and has two children: Katherine and Matthew Herrndorf. (en)
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