Board of Directors

Our dedicated Board of Directors contribute a range of expertise in the arts and culture sector, and have notable experience working with government agencies and managing businesses and non-profits.

Lucille Pacey, Chair
Founding member

Sarah Illey, Treasurer
Founding member

Rose Gilks, Secretary
Founding member
CEO, SaskCulture

Barry Avrich
Founding member
Partner, BT/A

Antoni Cimolino
Founding member
Artistic Director, Stratford Festival

Lisa Baroldi
Founder & CEO, Progress Unlimited

John Rider
Chair, Ontario Culture Days
Senior VP, Retail & Commercial, Chicago Title Insurance Canada

Brenda Leadlay
Executive Director, BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Rick Walters
Manager, Cultural Initiatives
Government of Alberta

David Pensato
Chair, Manitoba Culture Days
Executive Director, Exchange District BIZ