Board of Governors

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is governed by a 20-person Board of Governors appointed by the Governor in Council. Members are drawn from across the province and represent the business, volunteer and artistic communities.

Board of Governors 2018

  • Malcolm Fraser, Chair
  • Erik Sande, Vice Chair
  • Irene d'Entremont
  • Floyd Dykeman
  • Patricia Donnelly
  • Wendy Connors-Beckett
  • Joline Comeau
  • John Volcko
  • Bonnie Kirby
  • Dee Appleby
  • Francene Cosman
  • Sadira Jan
  • Stan Kutcher
  • Rod McCulloch
  • Patricia Pace
  • Barb MacKinnon
  • Nancy Noble, Director/CEO, ex-officio

Honorary Governors

The Honorary Governors are a group of senior volunteers who, through their leadership and support, have made extensive contributions to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This lifetime appointment recognizes advocates and ambassadors for the Gallery’s mission and programs.

  • Joan Craig, O.C.
  • Tom Forrestall
  • Fred Fountain, O.C.
  • Robert Geraghty, O.C.
  • John Keith, O.C.
  • Don MacVicar
  • Mary Maddox
  • John Oliver
  • Donald Oliver
  • Christopher Ondaatje
  • Robert Radchuck
  • Merv Russell
  • Elizabeth Ryan
  • Robert G. C. Sobey
  • Donald Sobey, O.C.
  • Farhad Vladi