President's Office

Donna Livingstone
President and CEO

President and CEO Donna Livingstone

Donna Livingstone was appointed President and CEO of Glenbow in May 2013. Over the past five years, under her leadership, Glenbow has reviewed and streamlined its operations, balanced its budget, focused its collecting and programming activities, and positioned itself as a leading public art museum. Initial plans are underway for a refreshment of its iconic landmark building in downtown Calgary. Innovative new partnerships have increased access to Glenbow's amazing resources and attendance at public events, seasonal launches and school programs are at a record high.

Donna has forged important new collaborations in the Calgary community and has played a leading role in the Creative Calgary initiative seeking an increase in municipal funding for the arts. She is an active contributor to boards and organizations such as Wordfest, Beakerhead, Canadian Art Museums Directors Association, Canadian Museums Association and the Alberta Museums Association. She was an invited member of the Canada Chinese Cultural Dialogue trip to China in September 2017.

Donna previously served as Director of the University of Calgary Press, Executive Director of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Planetarium in Vancouver and has led change in several western Canadian arts and science organizations.

She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Lancaster and a B.A. in Pacific Studies from the University of Victoria. She is author of Cowboy Spirit: Guy Weadick and the Calgary Stampede (Greystone, 1996) and is an accomplished trick roper. She and her husband own Livingstone & Cavell Extraordinary Toys in Kensington (est. 1992).

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Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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