Governance

Key Accountability Relationships

The Royal BC Museum Corporation is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Province, and accountable to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The Board appoints a Chief Executive Officer to implement policies and corporate goals.

Members of the Royal BC Museum Corporation Board of Governors are volunteers and serve the Corporation without remuneration. 

Board Terms of Reference

Document Name Link
Bylaws and Appendices View PDF
Finance and Audit Committee Terms of Reference View PDF
Governance Nominating and HR Committee Terms of Reference View PDF
Site Development Committee Terms of Reference View PDF

Governance Principles

Document Name Link
Statement of Financial Information View PDF
Statement of Executive Compensation View PDF
Standards of Conduct Statement View PDF
Standards of Conduct Read online
Post Employment Restrictions Read online

Board of Directors

Board Member Link
Susan Knott - Chair View Bio
Raymond Protti - Vice Chair View Bio
David B. Adams View Bio
Nika Nicole Renee Collison View Bio
Tewanee Rangiira Rongonui Joseph View Bio
Wendy King View Bio
E. Michael O'Brien View Bio
Anuja S. Varshney View Bio
Peeter Wesik View Bio
Angela Wesley View Bio

Board Committees

Finance and Audit

Purpose: Ensuring that our financial and accounting policies conform to the Museum Act and all other applicable legislation, and that our financial reporting systems meet the needs of the Board and the Royal BC Museum.

Members:

  • Raymond Protti, Chair
  • David Adams
  • Anuja S. Varshney
  • Angela Wesley
  • Susan Knott, Ex-officio member
  • Jack Lohman, Chief Executive Officer, Ex-officio member
  • Melissa Sands, Executive Financial Officer, Staff

Governance, Nominating and Human Resources

Purpose: Overseeing the Board’s nominating and governance activities, establishing criteria for Board membership; pre-screening and recommending candidates; managing Board orientations and evaluations; and maintaining documentation. Manages corporate governance and monitors Board effectiveness.

Members:

  • Raymond Protti, Chair
  • Susan Knott
  • E. Michael O’Brien
  • Anuja S. Varshney
  • Jack Lohman, Chief Executive Officer, Ex-officio member

Site Development

Purpose: Advising the Board on our masterplan and Royal BC Museum renewal, overseeing and establishing policies for management of the Royal BC Museum land and property.

Members:

  • David Adams, Chair
  • E. Michael O’Brien
  • Peeter Wesik
  • Angela Wesley
  • Susan Knott, Ex-officio member
  • Jack Lohman, Chief Executive Officer, Ex-officio member
  • Angela Williams, Deputy CEO and Vice President, Collections Research and International Programs, Staff

Advisory Committees

Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee (IAAC)

Purpose:

The Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee (IAAC) is a visionary body that draws on the issues, experiences, expertise and perspectives of Indigenous peoples to advise the Museum on effective and respectful engagement with First Nations in BC and matters relating to the Museum’s governance, corporate planning, operations and repatriation with regard to the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia.

Members:

  • Karen Aird
  • Nika Collison
  • Tracey Herbert
  • Chief Ron Ignace
  • Tewanee Joseph
  • Chief Ron Sam
  • Angela Wesley

Research Advisory Committee

Purpose:

The Research Committee oversees and advises on the research activities of the Royal BC Museum and Archives. The Research Advisory Committee is informed by the principles, priorities and processes set out within Royal BC Museum’s Research Strategy (2016-2021). 

Members:

The committee consist of 11 members including the Chair, who will be the Vice President Collections, Research and International Programs.

External Advisory Members (2017-2019):

  • Dr. Rudy Reimer, Archaeologist, Squamish Nation, Assistant Professor cross-appointed with SFU’s Department of First Nations Studies and Department of Archaeology
  • Raymond Frogner - Director of Archives at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Wayne Maddison, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity
  • Dr. Satwinder Bains: South Asian Studies Institute, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Dr. Axel Meisen: Chair of Foresight at Alberta Research Council Inc. ; Past President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Dr. Jiri Frank, Scientific Director, National Museum of the Czech Republic

Royal BC Museum Members:

  • Angela Williams, Deputy CEO and A/VP Collections, Research and International Programs (Chair)
  • Leah Best, Head of Knowledge (Secretary)
  • David Alexander, Head of Archives, Access and Digital
  • Lucy Bell, Head of First Nations and Repatriation
  • Erica Wheeler, A/Head of Collections Care and Conservation

Senior Management

Name Link
Professor Jack Lohman‚ CBE - Chief Executive Officer View Bio
Angela Williams - Deputy CEO and Vice President, Collections Research and International Programs View Bio
Karen Fudge-Jensen - Acting Vice President; Archives, Museum Operations and Provincial Partnerships View Bio
Melissa Sands - Executive Financial Officer View Bio