Angela Cassie named interim director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada


“We are delighted that Angela has agreed to step in as Interim Director and CEO. As one of the key architects of the Gallery’s new vision, she is the ideal candidate to leverage the success of her predecessor. Angela is a bold and inclusive leader who will continue to strengthen the Museum’s ties with communities across the country,” said Francoise LyonsChairman of the Board, National Gallery of Canada.

“I am proud of the achievements of the Gallery and our team to date. I look forward to building on the gains we have made and working towards a future in which art has the power to build bridges, ‘deepen relationships and advance a more equitable society,’ said Angela CassieNational Gallery of Canada.

About Angela Cassie

Angela joined the Gallery in January 2021 as Vice President of Strategic Transformation and Inclusion and oversees the implementation of the NGC’s strategic plan. Fluently bilingual, Angela spent 10 years in increasingly senior positions at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg before stepping down as Senior Vice President, Program, Exhibitions and Public Affairs in 2019 to pursue a mini-MBA at McGill’s Executive Institute. Angela began her career at the Department of Canadian Heritage from 1998 to 2008 and held the position of Regional Director of Communications and Executive Services (Prairie and Northern Region). She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Société de la Francophonie Manitobaine and recently participated in the 2022 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

About the National Gallery of Canada
Ankosé — Everything is connected — Everything is connected

The National Gallery of Canada is dedicated to amplifying voices through art and expanding the reach and breadth of its collection, exhibitions program and public activities to represent all Canadians, while centering Indigenous ways of knowing and d ‘be. Ankose—an Anishinaabemowin word meaning Everything is connected— reflects the Gallery’s mission to create dynamic experiences that open hearts and minds and enable new ways of seeing ourselves, each other and our diverse histories, through the visual arts. The National Gallery of Canada houses a rich international collection of contemporary Indigenous art, as well as significant collections of historical and contemporary Canadian and European art from the 14e at 21st centuries. Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for over a century. To learn more about the Museum’s programming and activities, visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. #Ankose #EverythingIsConnected #AmplifyVoices.

SOURCE National Gallery of Canada

For further information: Media contacts: Josée-Britanie Mallet, Senior Officer, Media and Public Relations, National Gallery of Canada, [email protected]; Denise Siele, Senior Manager, Communications, National Gallery of Canada, [email protected]


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