Board of Governors

The Glenbow-Alberta Institute, operating as the Glenbow Museum, is governed by a Board of Governors. The Board is comprised of a minimum of 12 governors to a maximum of 24 members, eight of whom are appointed by the Board, two are appointed by the Devonian Foundation, and the remaining 13 are elected by the members of the Institute. The President and CEO automatically becomes a Governor upon his/her appointment. These Governors serve on various Standing Committees of the Board and each committee is chaired by a member of the Board of Governors. Community Representatives may also be invited to sit on committees and are generally recruited by the Chairman of the specific committee to assist with the business associated with that committee. The President and CEO of the Glenbow Museum reports directly to the Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is committed to the highest standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct its duties and responsibilities. The Board will foster an environment where all Directors, officers, employees and volunteers of the Glenbow can report violations or questionable conduct, which is suspected to be unethical, dishonest or fraudulent without retribution if the report is made honestly and in good faith. Glenbow's Whistleblower Policy states that Glenbow employees and volunteers can anonymously forward concerns/complaints to a confidential email address received by the Chair of the Audit Committee. The procedures outlined in the Whistleblower Policy document are intended to ensure that any such complaints and concerns are promptly and effectively addressed.


Glenbow Museum Board of Governors 2018-2019

Irfhan A. Rawji

Chair, Board of Governors

Jim McLeod

Past Chair

Lori Van Rooijen

Vice-Chair, Board of Governors & Chair, Project Oversight Committee

Chris Chan

Chair, Development Committee

Roxanne Dunlop

 

Ken Fetherstonhaugh

Chair, Audit/Investment Committee

Tim Hamilton

 

Paul Hardy

Chair, Collections & Access Committee

Kathryn Heath

Chair, Governance Committee

Todd Hirsch

 

Rich Kruger

 

John Larsen

 

Donna Livingstone

President & CEO

Ross Middleton

 

Kent Monkman

 

Stephanie Pankratz

 

Su Ying Strang

 

Jack Thrasher

Past Chair, Board of Governors & Devonian Representative

Community Representatives (Glenbow Ambassadors)

Chris Chow
Mark Mullin, Collections & Access Committee
Susan Schulli
Holly Wennerstrom, Development Committee
Darcy White, Collections & Access Committee


Chris Chan
Chris Chan joined the Board in January 2017, and currently serves as a member of the Development Committee. He was born in Calgary and has deep roots in Calgary and southern Alberta, both through his parents and through his family's business, Smitty's Family Restaurants, founded in 1960 by his grandfather Walter Chan. Chris began his career with Smitty's more than 30 years ago, and throughout his career has held every restaurant and senior management position. He now serves as President of W. Chan Investments Ltd. managing a retail and real estate portfolio.

Roxanne Dunlop
Roxanne Dunlop is a philanthropist and a community volunteer. She is a member of the Turning Points Gala Committee, and a member of the Resource Development Committee with the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter. She is a past Board member of the Calgary International Children's Festival as Chair, Development Committee and Chair of the Annual Gala. Roxanne has been involved in various projects with Discovery House, Theatre Calgary, and Meals on Wheels. Roxanne is an avid supporter of local arts and culture and is also enthusiastic about travel, nature, and history.

Ken Fetherstonhaugh
Ken Fetherstonhaugh joined the Board in 2015 and currently serves as Chair, Audit/Investment Committee. Ken brings 20 years of experience with a proven record of accomplishment in leadership roles in financial services, all concentrated on Alberta and the Prairie provinces. As Senior Vice President, BMO Private Banking in Prairies, Ken is responsible for wealth management services delivery across three provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) leading a team of over 100 professionals to deliver investment counsel, trust and banking services to high net worth individuals and families. Ken has been with BMO for ten years, beginning as a Director and advancing to the role of Managing Director, Credit Structuring with Corporate Finance Division, and most recently was Head, Commercial Credit - Western Canada.

Timothy J. (Tim) Hamilton
Tim Hamilton joined Glenbow's Board in 2015 and currently serves as a member of the Development Committee. Tim is a Partner with Boyden Calgary and is entering his twenty-sixth year of executive search. Prior to joining Boyden, he was a Founding Partner of Hamilton Hall Soles / Odgers Berndtson. Previously, Tim was a Managing Partner of the Caldwell Partners for Western Canada and, prior to that, he was Senior Vice President for Ketchum Canada. Early in his career he served as Special Assistant to the Minister of Employment and Immigration and to the Minister of Environment in the Government of Canada. Tim is highly active in the community and his involvements included serving as Chair, Foothills Hospital Development Council; Director, Hull Services Foundation; Director, The Calgary Health Trust; Director, Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area; and Member of the Advisory Board at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy. He is a former Chair of Trout Unlimited Canada and was formerly a Governor of the Calgary Petroleum Club.

Paul Hardy
Paul Hardy is an internationally-acclaimed fashion designer with deep roots in Alberta and strong connections to Glenbow. In 2015, as Glenbow's artist-in-residence, he created the groundbreaking year-long exhibition Kaleidoscopic Animalia, which launched new possibilities for Glenbow as an art museum. Paul Hardy began his design career in 2002 with an opening show at Toronto Fashion Week. He quickly established international interest in his high-end women's collection and jewelry and accessories. In 2006, Elle Canada listed Hardy as one of the top 10 designers in Canada. Paul has collaborated with Alberta Ballet by designing the costumes for Sarah Mclachlan's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Ballet, represented Canada at international tours in China and Japan, designed a commemorative white hat for the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and later became creative director of their merchandise department.

Kathryn Heath
Kathryn Heath joined the Glenbow Museum in 2015 as a Community Representative on the Board Development Committee. She currently chairs the Governance Committee. She has broad experience with large, international, for-profit boards and on not-for profit boards and organizations. She is a retired corporate lawyer with 30 years of counsel and executive experience in domestic and international companies in the private and public sectors, most recently as Associate General Counsel, Agrium Inc. Her corporate responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance and best practices, and dispute resolution. Kathryn's volunteer work includes as a director of Theatre Calgary, where she currently sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee (Chair) and on the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Committee of Management of The Ranchmen's Club (Vice-Chair, Heritage and Art Committee), and was formerly a director on the board of Arts Commons.

Todd Hirsch
Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist of ATB Financial. For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He has served on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the Chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the University of Alberta's Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Rich Kruger
Rich Kruger joined Glenbow's Board in 2018. Rich was appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial on March 1, 2013. Mr. Kruger started his career with ExxonMobil in 1981 in Houston, Texas, and held various technical, supervisory, and management positions throughout the United States. Over the last 35 years, he has led projects around the world in a number of countries and regions, including Malaysia, Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. In 2005, Mr. Kruger was appointed Vice-president, United States, ExxonMobil Production Company and in 2006 he was named executive Vice-President of ExxonMobil Production Company. Two years later, he was appointed President of ExxonMobil Production Company and elected a Vice-President of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

John Larsen, MCS, ABC (MC), ICD.D
John Larsen joined the Board in 2012 and currently serves as a member of the Project Oversight Committee. John is General Manager (Calgary) and Executive Vice President (Crisis & Reputation Risk) with Edelman Canada. He previously owned Corpen Group, and has served in senior and executive roles in international consulting and with various orders of government. He started his formal career as a naval operations officer and remains in the military as current head of the Forces' Public Affairs Branch Primary Reserve. John has taught at four Canadian colleges and universities. John has sat on numerous professional community and arts boards and committees including Wordfest International Writer's Festival, the Mount Royal University Advisory Committee, St. John's Ambulance, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Two Wheel View kids-at-risk charity. He is a designated member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. John is the recipient of the 2012 Master Communicator Award, the highest national IABC professional recognition.

Donna Livingstone
Donna Livingstone was appointed President and CEO of Glenbow in May 2013. Over the past five years, under her leadership Glenbow has reviewed and streamlined its operations, balanced its budget, focused its collecting and programming activities, and positioned itself as a leading public art museum. Donna has forged important new collaborations in the Calgary community and has played a leading role in the Creative Calgary initiative seeking an increase in municipal funding for the arts. Donna previously served as Director of the University of Calgary Press, Executive Director of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Planetarium in Vancouver and has led change in several western Canadian arts and science organizations.

Jim McLeod
Jim McLeod joined the Board in 2015 and served as Chair of the Board from 2015 - 2018. Jim is a native Calgarian and a fourth generation Albertan. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a BA in Economics and a BA in Political Science. Jim worked in the petroleum sector for 30 years recently retiring from Nexen Energy ULC where he held various technical and management assignments in Calgary and Yemen. He is Past President of Calgary's Ranchmen's Club; Member of the Board of Vertigo Theatre; past Member of the Board of the Leighton Art Centre; and, past Member of the Board of Theatre Calgary. Jim is an avid collector of western Canadian antiques and folk art and Canadian art. He is passionate about community and the arts.

Ross Middleton
Ross Middleton is an experienced, high performing Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - a leading management consultancy advising clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors around the world. As the lead of BCG's Calgary office and BCG Canada's Energy Practice, Ross acts as a senior advisor to executive teams in the oil & gas, mining, and utilities sectors on their strategic agenda. Within Calgary, Ross is presently a Board Member of Tourism Calgary and of Beakerhead. Ross also acts as an advisor to the City on our potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics; and as a convenor and member of a CEO Roundtable refreshing Calgary's economic strategy in partnership with Calgary Economic Development.

Kent Monkman
Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who is well known for his provocative reinterpretations of romantic North American landscapes. Themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience - the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experience - are explored in a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. Monkman has been awarded the Egale Leadership Award (2012), the Indspire Award (2014), the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award (2014), the Bonham Centre Award (2017), an honorary doctorate degree from OCAD University (2017) and the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts (2017). His work has been exhibited internationally and is widely represented in the collections of major Museums in Canada and the USA.

Stephanie Pankratz
Stephanie Pankratz joined the Board in 2016 and currently serves as a member of the Audit/Investment Committee. Stephanie is a Partner with the Audit practice of KPMG Calgary, where she has worked for the past twelve years. During her career at KPMG, Stephanie has been focused on providing audit and audit-related services to public clients across a wide variety of industries including oil and gas, power and agriculture. Stephanie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and received a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. Stephanie is a Vice Chair of the United Way Women's Leadership Council and served on the public practice working group for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta from 2014-2016.

Irfhan A. Rawji
Irfhan Rawji joined Glenbow's Board in 2014 is now serving as Chair of the Board. He has also served as Co-Vice Chair of the Board and as a member of the Development and Audit/Investment Committees. Mr. Rawji is a Principal with Totem Capital Corporation, a private capital firm focused on investing in Canadian small businesses, and is a Venture Partner with Relay Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm exclusively focused on mobile computing with offices in Toronto and Menlo Park. Irfhan is also Adjunct Professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia where he has taught in the areas of finance, public policy, strategy and leadership. Irfhan holds an MBA with High Honors from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a BCom with Honours from the University of British Columbia where he was a Wesbrook Scholar. He is a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Heart & Stroke Foundation's Award of Merit, the Sauder School of Business' Teaching Excellence Award, Business for the Arts' Arnold Edinborough Award and is a member of Canada's top 40 Under 40 (2017).

Lori Van Rooijen
Lori Van Rooijen joined Glenbow's Board in 2015 and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board. Lori also serves as a member of the Governance Committee, as Interim Chair of Collections and Access Committee and Chair of the Project Oversight Committee. Lori is President of Larkspur Consulting Inc. (LCI). Lori is a strategic planner, facilitator, public/stakeholder engagement specialist and Capital Project Manager with over 25 years of experience. Lori has been project director on some of Calgary's largest public projects. She has developed business cases and/or garnered public and political support for numerous public projects resulting in new funding including the University of Calgary's Taylor Family Digital Library and West Campus development, the Lois Hole Digital Library, the Calgary Science Centre - TELUS Spark, and the Jubilee Auditoria recapitalization project. Her recent projects include the YW Calgary new Hub Facility, Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, Red Crow Community College, CARYA Community Hub and the Sunalta Community Hub.

Su Ying Strang
Su Ying Strang joined Glenbow's Board in 2018. Su is an artist, arts advocate, and cultural worker based on Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Alberta. Originally hailing from the Southern United States, Strang relocated to Canada in 2006 to pursue her BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design. In addition to Strang's studio practice, she has been involved in the not-for-profit arts sector since 2010. Strang is currently the Director of The New Gallery (TNG), and the President of the Alberta Association of Artist-Run Centres. Strang's work in the arts is informed by an artist-centred and programming-led vision - prioritizing artistic excellence, risk-taking and experimentation, and most importantly, supporting and trusting artists in their work. TNG was most recently recognized at the 2017 Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts where the organization was presented with the Sandstone City Builder's Award for the work TNG does to make Calgary a better place to live through the arts. Other recent accomplishments include Strang's participation in the Banff Centre's Cultural Leadership Program, where she was selected as part of the inaugural cohort in 2017, and receiving the ACAD Alumni Horizon Award in 2018.

R.J. (Jack) Thrasher, Q.C.
Jack Thrasher joined Glenbow's Board of Governors in 2008 and served on the Development Committee, becoming its Chair in 2010. Jack was appointed as Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2015 and is currently serving as the Devonian Representative on the Board. He also serves as an ex-officio member on all Board standing committees. Jack received his LLB from the University of Saskatchewan, his LLM from Harvard Law School, and clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Ronald Martland of the Supreme Court of Canada. Most recently, he was a senior partner with the Calgary office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP from 1995 until his retirement at the end of 2015. Jack has served on the boards of a number of corporations and not-for-profit organizations and has extensive experience in governance and business conduct issues as a member of, and adviser to, corporate and not-for-profit boards. His professional and community activities include the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Alberta Children's Hospital Board, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Board, the Calgary Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Alberta Provincial Health Council, the University of Calgary Chancellor's Club, Calgary Opera's Maestro's Circle and the Calgary Legal Guidance Professional Advisory Committee.

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