Jeffrey L. Orridge
Jeffrey L. Orridge is a highly regarded corporate and community leader with global experience building teams, brands, and businesses across North America.
Prior to joining TVO, Jeffrey served as Commissioner of the Canadian Football League and held senior leadership positions at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Tire Corporation, Reebok, Mattel, and Warner Brothers.
As Executive Director of CBC Sports and General Manager, Olympics, he successfully secured the media rights to four (4) Olympic Games, the 2015 Pan Am Games, and oversaw the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
A graduate of Harvard Law School and Amherst College, Jeffrey’s passion is making lasting social impact. He served in senior leadership roles at Right to Play, a global humanitarian organization working in more than 20 of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. He proudly serves on the boards of War Child Canada, the Canada Post Foundation, BlackNorth Initiative, and Historica Canada.
Selected Awards and Achievements:
- African-Canadian Achievement Award for Excellence in Sports
- Historica Canada’s Trailblazer Award
- Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers’ Association Beacon of Industry Award
- National Bar Association Sports Attorney of the Year Award
- Sports Marketer of the Year (1992)
Jeffrey is a sought-after speaker, having spoken at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, Arizona State University, Schulich School of Business, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management, Drexel University Law School, and the University of New Brunswick (among others).
Drawing on lived experiences and having led transformational diversity and inclusion initiatives, Jeffrey is regarded as a thought leader on enhancing corporate brands through alignment with D&I goals.
Jeffrey, his wife Carly, and their two sons live in North York, Ontario.