Tom Hastings has been appointed as the head of drama for CBC Television. Hastings replaces Sally Catto, who was promoted to the position of executive director of arts and entertainment for the network. Hastings has 12 years of television production experience, including six years as a production executive with Alliance Atlantis, and as manager of research for the National Geographic Channel Canada. He joined the CBC in 2007 as an executive in charge of drama production. Hasting begins his new role effective immediately.