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.


  • Portrait of Martha DurdinMartha Durdin, Chair
    President & CEO, Canadian Credit Union Association
  • Josh BassechesJosh Basseches
    Ex-Officio, Director & CEO, Royal Ontario Museum
  • placeholderNeera Chopra
  • Francis Chou
    President, Chou Associates Management Inc.
  • Raquel de Medeiros
  • Rita Shelton Deverell, CM, EdD
    RJ Deverell Productions Writer/Producer/Performer/Scholar
  • Alicia Dubois 
    Market Vice President, Indigenous Markets at CIBC
  • Meric Gertler
    Ex-officio, President, University of Toronto
  • Deanna Horton
    Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Claire Kennedy
    Ex-officio, Governing Council, University of Toronto
  • Maureen Jensen
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Anne LindseyAnne Lindsey
  • Ian Madell
    Managing Partner, President, LEVEL5 Strategy Group
  • Liz Mitchell
  • Kevin M. Morris
    Partner, Tory's LLP
  • Nita Reed
  • Ray Sharma
    Executive Managing Director, Extreme Venture Partners