Welcome Our New Director and CEO

By: Bill Reid Gallery
We are pleased to welcome Allison Andrachuk as its new Director and CEO as of October 1, 2018. She brings a wealth of experience as a senior leader, with over fourteen years of involvement in non-profit organizations as well as ten years in the cultural sector.

Andrachuk was formerly the Director of Tides Canada Initiatives where she was responsible for program strategy and operational oversight of a range of Indigenous, environmental and social programs across Canada. Prior to her tenure at Tides Canada, she was the Manager of Operations and Public Programs at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

“After an extensive six month search, we are thrilled to welcome someone with a dynamic professional background like Allison’s”, says Board Chair Joanne Gassman, “We look forward to her contributions to elevate the Gallery’s profile since reopening this past June after our renovation and recently celebrating our ten year anniversary.”

The search committee comprised of Heather Clarke, Jane Hungerford, Corey Bulpitt, Lisa Seed, Beth Carter, and Alexandra Montgomery who acquired the recruiting services of Hilary Meredith of HJ Meredith Group. They engaged in an extensive search that included Indigenous, cultural sector and university networks as well as executive professionals to find the right individual to fit the unique requirements of the Bill Reid Gallery.

Under Andrachuk’s direction the Gallery will expand its exhibitions, education and public programs, and strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities, particularly the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations as well as the museum and gallery community. With half the staff of the Gallery identifying as Indigenous, Andrachuk will further develop the strategy to continue to attract strong Indigenous leaders to ensure Indigenous contributions at all levels of the organization.

We look forward to the contributions Allison will make to the Gallery in the years ahead. Should you have any questions or comments, kindly email us at info@billreidgallery.ca.