ROM Leadership

ROM Trustees

The 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, three are ex-officio members and three 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.

  • PortraitStephen W. Bowman, Chair
    Vice Chair & Toronto Managing Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
  • rita_deverell.jpgRita Shelton Deverell, CM, EdD, Co-Vice Chair
    RJ Deverell Productions
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    Ian Madell, Co-Vice Chair
    Managing Partner, President, LEVEL5 Strategy Group
  • jbasseches_rom2016_15102_2.jpgJosh Basseches
    Ex-Officio, Director & CEO, Royal Ontario Museum
  • brianastl2.jpgBrian Astl
    President, Lind Equipment Ltd.
  • jennifer_bell.jpgJennifer Bell
    Principal, Bellwether Communications
  • Bob Chant headshotBob Chant
    Chant Public Affairs Inc.
  • michael_coates.jpgMike Coates
    Executive Chairman, Rubicon Strategy Inc.
  • rom2017_15834_1.jpgNeera Chopra
  • meric-gertler-toronto.jpgMeric Gertler
    Ex-officio, President, University of Toronto
  • Doug Gibson.
    Doug Gibson
  • Matthew Gibson headshotMatthew Gibson
    Senior Vice-President and National Sector Lead, Energy + Industrials, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
  • rom2019_17168_5_m-ho.jpgMarion Ho
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    Stacey Jack
  • Todd Jerry headshot
    Todd Jerry
    Director of Government Relations, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Brian LawsonBrian Lawson
    Ex-officio, Governing Council, University of Toronto
  • Louise Moore
    Principal, Canton Advisory Services
  • bianca_roth.jpgBianca Roth
    Chief Executive Officer, North Edge Properties Ltd.
  • jaclynseidman.jpgJaclyn Seidman
    Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • alan_smith_2.jpgAlan Smith
    CPA
  • PortraitKaren Tam
    Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary, Choice Hotels Canada

ROM Senior Administration

ROM Senior Administration oversee 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.

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  • jbasseches_rom2016_15102_2.jpgJosh Basseches
    Director & CEO
  • sue_fruchter.jpgSusan Fruchter
    Deputy Director for Museum Operations & Chief Operating Officer
  • czajkowski_jennifer_2015.a_2.jpgJennifer Wild
    Deputy Director, Engagement
  • dan-wright-rom2020_17650_2_web.jpgDan Wright
    Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer
  • manuelita_cherizard.jpgManuelita Cherizard
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Lori DavidsonLori Davison
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Brian McCradyBrian McCrady,
    Chief Facilities Officer, Capital Development & Facilities
  • Shyam OberoiShyam Oberoi
    Chief Digital Officer
  • Swarupa AnilaSwarupa Anila
    Senior Vice President for Exhibition & Gallery Development
  • piacente_250.jpgMaria Piacente
    Senior Vice President for Exhibition & Gallery Planning
  • Portrait of Kathryn BrownlieKathryn Brownlie
    Vice President, Marketing & Brand
  • Lory DrusianLory Drusian
    Vice President, Major Project Management
  • alexis_easton.jpgAlexis Easton
    Vice President for Public Affairs
  • david_evans_1_0.jpgDavid Evans
    Vice President, Natural History
  • cmcdonald_rom2017_15910_2.jpgConnie MacDonald
    Vice President, Programs, Events & Commercial Services
  • cshen_rom2013_13569_2.jpgChen Shen
    Vice President, Art & Culture
  • mark_rogers.jpgMack Rogers
    Vice President, Learning and Programs
  • Portrait of Sally TindalSally Tindal
    Vice President, Communications & Publishing
  • Portrait of manSascha Priewe
    Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

ROM Governors Senior Administration

  • John Kearsey head shotJohn Kearsey
    President & CEO
  • rom2018_16663_1.jpgMarilyn Brown
    Vice President, Philanthropy
  • rom2017_15540_1.jpgJudith John
    Vice President, Engagement & Marketing

ROM Governors

The 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).

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Honorary Governors

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.

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Honorary Trustees

The Honorary Trustees are a group of former Trustees who continue to provide extensive service, guidance and support to the Museum.

Ella (Yeti) Agnew
Elyse Allan
Mohammad Al Zaibak
Maurice F. Anderson
Salvatore (Sal) M. Badali
Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Gerald E. Boyce
Sally Brenzel
Martin Brodigan
Bonnie Brooks, C.M.
Donald R. Brown, Q. C.
Ann Cameron
Janet Carding
Francis Chou
Allen B. Clarke
Jack Cockwell, C.M.
Susan E. Crocker
James E. Cruise
David De Abreu
Alicia Dubois
Ann Dumyn
Martha Durdin
Hon. Nicole Eaton
Gordon Eberts
Andrew Faas
Lloyd S. Fogler, Q.C.
Robert T. Gillespie
Ron Graham
Hamlin Grange
Paul Haggis
Eve Hampson
Patricia Harris
Martha J. Hogarth
Deanna L. Horton
Evelyn Huang
Rodger E. Inglis
Christopher W. Jamroz
Peter S. Janson
Maureen Jensen
Thomas E. Kierans
Won J. Kim
Bronwyn Krog
Stanley P. Kwan
Sandra D. Lawrence
Michael A. Levine
Anne Y. Lindsey
Elsie Lo
Susanne Loewen
Stephens B. Lowden
Leila J. MacKenzie
Bahadur Madhani
Douglas Maracle
Mme. A. Martin
Brenda J. McCutcheon
William L. McDonald
Elizabeth McLuhan
John McNeill
Alan C. Middleton
Barbara Milstein
David Mirvish
Liz Mitchell
DixieAnne Montgomery
Kevin Morris
Fernand Ouellet
Hari Panday
Jack Petch
Prof. Marilyn L. Pilkington
John F. Prato
Edison J. Quick
Joan R. Randall
Jean M. Read
Wendy Rebanks
Flavia C. Redelmeier
Nita Reed
John A. Rhind
Julie Rekai Rickerd
Elaine Roper
Dr. Colin F. Saldanha
Thomas H. Savage
Warren S. Seyffert
Ray Sharma
Keith Spence
Barbara Stymiest
Joseph (Joey) M. Tanenbaum, C.M.
William Thorsell
Atul Tiwari
Sara Vered
Frederic Waks
Harriet Walker
Richard S. Wernham
Reginald Wheeler
Carol Wilding
Tim Wilson
David J. Winfield
Judith Wolfson