Since 2004, Agnes Augustin has overseen the Shaw Rocket Fund with its ongoing commitment to be a champion of Canadian children’s and youth programming through the Fund’s investments and with the launch of the much celebrated Shaw Rocket Prize. Her dedication to increase the profile of the Canadian children’s and youth programming sector, both domestically and internationally, can be seen through various Fund initiatives. In her role at the Shaw Rocket Fund, she is proud to support the independent Canadian production community in the creation of high quality programming for Canadian children and their families on all platforms.

Prior to assuming her position at the Shaw Rocket Fund, Agnes worked in various sectors of the Canadian film and television industry. She was Vice President and Manager of Business Affairs for a number of production and distribution companies, a Financial Analyst with Telefilm Canada as well as a production accountant. Agnes also held the position of Head of Production for Country Music Television and was an independent producer. As a consultant, Agnes worked with many organizations including Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Economic Development Association of BC.