The Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada
announced the appointment of Angela Cassie, Chief Strategy and Inclusion Officer at NGC, as Interim Director & CEO. Angela will assume her new duties on July 10, 2022 and will continue to implement the Gallerys first-ever strategic planTransform Together. Angela earned the Boards confidence through the substantial role she played in developing the Gallerys strategic plan.
We are delighted that Angela has accepted to step in as Interim Director & CEO. As one of the key architects of the new vision of the Gallery, she is the ideal candidate to build on her predecessors successes. Angela is a bold and inclusive leader who will continue to strengthen the Gallerys connections with communities across the country, said Françoise Lyon, Chair Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Canada.
I am proud of the Gallery and our teams achievements to date. I look forward to building on the gains we have made and working towards a future in which art has the power to build bridges, deepen relations, and advance a more equitable society, said Angela Cassie, National Gallery of Canada.
Angela joined the Gallery in January 2021 as Vice-President of Strategic Transformation and Inclusion and oversees the implementation of the NGCs strategic plan. Fluently bilingual, Angela served for 10 years in progressively senior roles at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg before stepping down as Senior Vice-President, Program, Exhibitions and Public Affairs in 2019 to pursue a mini-MBA at the McGill Executive Institute. Angela began her career at the Department of Canadian Heritage from 1998 to 2008 and served as Regional Director of Communications and Executive Services (Prairies and Northern Region). She also serves as the President of the Board of the Société de la Francophonie manitobaine and has recently completed the 2022 Governor Generals Canadian Leadership Conference.