Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 30, 2009 13:00 ET

Appointment to the National Gallery of Canada Board of Trustees

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2009) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of G. Howard Kroon to the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada.

"Mr. Kroon has demonstrated superior managerial and leadership qualities, both nationally and internationally," said Minister Moore. "The Gallery will benefit tremendously from his business experience in implementing best practices."

Mr. Kroon is a chartered accountant and a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he earned a Master of Arts degree. He is CEO of Palliser Lumber Sales Ltd., a Canadian secondary lumber manufacturing company, and works in strategic and promotional development with Palliser International Ltd. / Fitmetabolism Inc. Mr. Kroon is currently on the Board of Directors of Dynetek Industries Ltd., in addition to participating in an international development project in the Philippines. He is a member of the federal advisory group for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as a volunteer ice hockey coach in his community.

The National Gallery of Canada Corporation is responsible for the management of the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. It develops, maintains, and promotes-throughout Canada and internationally-a collection of both historic and contemporary art with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada. It furthers knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians. For more information, visit the Corporation's website at www.gallery.ca.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca