The Vancouver Art Gallery has elected three new members to its board of trustees: Hank Bull, Tom Milroy, and Pamela Richardson.
The three new members come from diverse backgrounds and will join the 21 other members in their duties.
Bull is a senior multimedia artist, long-time force at the Western Front, and the founder of Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. He established collections and ran the centre until 2010, when he stepped down to focus on other projects. Since then, Bull has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Emily Carr University.
Vancouver native Milroy is the CEO of BMO Executive Markets, and has previously worked in investment banking in New York. Milroy lives in Toronto with his wife, and is also on the board of the Canadian Association of Mental Health and the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute.
Richardson is active in a variety of arts-related philanthropic endeavours. She worked in the fashion and media industries throughout her career, and in 2006, wrote a book called A Kidnapped Mind, dealing with her experience with Parental Alienation Syndrome.
The appointment of three new board members comes at a time when the Vancouver Art Gallery is in the midst of a planned move to a new building downtown from its current location at Robson Square.