Michael J. Tims appointed Chair, Marsha Sobey appointed as a Trustee of the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees

Ottawa (ON) - December 14, 2012

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is pleased to welcome Mr. Michael Tims as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees, and Ms. Marsha Sobey as a Trustee. These Order-in-Council appointments were recently announced by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.  The Minister’s media releases announcing each of these appointments may be accessed through these links:

Mr. Michael Tims: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1354285744044/1354285764722

Ms. Marsha Sobey: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1352236128531/1352236906163

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