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, Culture and Sport. The Board appoints a Chief Executive Officer to implement policies and corporate goals.

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

Board Terms of Reference

Document NameLink
Bylaws and AppendicesView PDF
Finance and Audit Committee Terms of ReferenceView PDF
Governance Nominating and HR Committee Terms of ReferenceView PDF
Museum Redevelopment Committee Terms of Reference View PDF

Governance Principles

Document NameLink
Statement of Financial InformationView PDF
Statement of Executive CompensationView PDF
Standards of Conduct StatementView PDF
Standards of ConductRead online
Post Employment RestrictionsRead online

Board of Directors

Board MemberLink
Leslie BrownView Bio
Carole JamesView Bio
Robert JawlView Bio
Lenora LeeView Bio
E. Michael O'BrienView Bio
Peeter WesikView Bio

Board Committees

Finance and Audit Committee:

  • Chair: Lenora Lee
  • E. Michael O’Brien
  • Ex-officio member: Alicia Dubois, CEO Executive Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Administration

Governance, Nominating and Human Resources Committee:

  • Chair: E. Michael O'Brien
  • Carole James
  • Ex-officio member: Alicia Dubois, CEO

Museum Redevelopment Committee:

  • Chair: Robert Jawl
  • Alicia Dubois, CEO
  • E. Michael O'Brien
  • Peeter Wesik
  • Ex-officio member:
  • Sean Hennis, Project Director, Modernization

Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee:

  • Andy Everson
  • Dianne Hinkley
  • Chief Ron Ignace

Advisory Committees

Indigenous Advisory and Advocacy Committee (IAAC)


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.


Andy EversonView Bio
Dianne HinkleyView Bio
Chief Ron IgnaceView Bio

Research Advisory Committee


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). 


The committee consists of 11 members including the Chair, who will be the Vice President, Collections and Research 

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

Senior Management