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National Advisory Council


Jim Fleck, O.C.
Chairman, Business for the Arts


Gail Asper, O.C., O.M.
President - The Asper Foundation

Michael Audain, O.C., O.B.C.
Chair - Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation

Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q.
Vice Chair - Canada Council for the Arts
CEO - National Theatre School of Canada

Phillip Crawley
Publisher and CEO - The Globe and Mail

Mary De Paoli
Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer and Public & Corporate Affairs - Sun Life Financial

Rupert Duchesne
President and CEO - Aimia

John Goldsmith
Director of Stakeholder Relations - Canada Council for the Arts

Piers Handling
Director and CEO - TIFF

Peter Herrndorf, O.C., O.Ont
President and CEO - National Arts Centre

Stephen Huddart
President and CEO - The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Donald R. Sobey
Chairman Emeritus - Empire Company Limited

Louise Sicuro, C.M.
President and CEO - Culture pour tous

Kirstine Stewart
Managing Director - Twitter Canada