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
  • Elaine Roper, Vice-Chair
    Partner, Odgers Berndtson
  • Tim Wilson,

    Chief Financial Officer, Equitable Bank
  • Josh BassechesJosh Basseches
    Ex-Officio, Director & CEO, Royal Ontario Museum
  • Francis Chou
    President, Chou Associates Management Inc.
  • David De Abreu 
    Senior Vice President, Partners and Channels, Enterprise Business Unit, Rogers Communications
  • Rita Shelton Deverell, CM, EdD
    RJ Deverell Productions Writer/Producer/Performer/Scholar
  • Meric Gertler
    Ex-officio, President, University of Toronto
  • Deanna Horton
    Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Shirley Hoy
    Ex-officio, Governing Council, University of Toronto
  • Anne LindseyAnne Lindsey
  • Liz Mitchell
  • Kevin M. Morris
    Partner, Tory's LLP
  • Nita Reed
  • Ray Sharma
    Executive Managing Director, Extreme Venture Partners
  • Keith Spence
    President & Partner
    Global Mining Capital