Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Government of Ontario. The Board of Trustees is the governing authority for the Museum, responsible for its policies, its operational continuity and the collections and other assets which the Museum holds in trust for the people of Ontario.
The board consists of 21 Trustees - 15 are appointed, two are ex-officio members and four are elected by ROM members. The provincial government makes appointments through the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Trustees are volunteers who are dedicated to public service and the ROM’s well-being and long-term stability.
- Robert Chant, Chair
Louise Moore, Vice Chair
Principal, Canton Advisory Services
Alan Smith, Vice Chair
President, Lind Equipment Ltd.
Vice President, Communications for High Liner Foods
Executive Chairman, Rubicon Strategy Inc.
Robert D. Cooper
Senior Executive Strategist, Business Solutions Consulting
Partner and Senior Vice President, Development, CentreCourt
Ex-officio, President, University of Toronto
Senior Vice-President and National Sector Lead, Energy + Industrials, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Director of Government Relations, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Managing Partner, Kapadia & Associates
Ex-officio, Governing Council, University of Toronto
Chief Executive Officer, North Edge Properties Ltd.
Partner, Goodmans LLP
- Virginia Van Vliet
ROM Executive Leadership Team
ROM Executive Leadership Team oversees all aspects of Museum work, from collections management to finances to visitor services. They ensure that the ROM is managed according to the Museum's mission and objectives, Board policy and the accepted standards of the larger museum community.
Director & CEO
Deputy Director for Museum Operations & Chief Operating Officer
Deputy Director, Collections & Research and Chief Innovation Officer
Deputy Director, Engagement
Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Public Affairs Officer & Board Secretary
Co-Chief Curator, Natural History
Chief Facilities Officer, Capital Development & Facilities
Chief Digital Officer
Co-Chief Curator, Art & Culture
ROM Governors Executive Leadership Team
President & CEO
Executive Vice President, Philanthropy
Vice President, Communications
Vice President, Community, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships
Vice President, Operations
ROM Board of Governors is a federally incorporated private sector Board, responsible for the ROM’s long-term financial health and for the growth and management of its financial assets (endowments, capital and flow-through funds).
Heritage Governors are a select group of senior volunteers with extensive records of service and support of the Museum. They advance the objectives of the Royal Ontario Museum acting as important advocates and ambassadors for the Museum’s mission and programs.
Honorary Trustee is a title conferred upon previous Board of Trustee members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ROM and who continue to support the Museum’s purpose.
Ella (Yeti) Agnew
Mohammad Al Zaibak
Maurice F. Anderson
Salvatore (Sal) M. Badali
Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Gerald E. Boyce
Bonnie Brooks, C.M.
Donald R. Brown, Q.C.
Allen B. Clarke
Jack Cockwell, C.M.
Susan E. Crocker
David De Abreu
Hon. Nicole Eaton
Lloyd S. Fogler
Robert T. Gillespie
Martha J. Hogarth
Rodger E. Inglis
Christopher W. Jamroz
Peter S. Janson
Thomas E. Kierans, O.C.
Stanley P. Kwan
Sandra D. Lawrence
Michael A. Levine
Anne Y. Lindsey
Stephens B. Lowden
Leila J. MacKenzie
Mme. A. Martin
Brenda J. McCutcheon
Alan C. Middleton
Dixie Anne Montgomery
Marilyn L. Pilkington
John F. Prato
Edison J. Quick
Joan R. Randall
Jean M. Read
Flavia C. Redelmeier
Julie Rekai Rickerd
Dr. Colin F. Saldanha
Warren S. Seyffert
Richard S. Wernham
David J. Winfield