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Robert McLaughlin Gallery announces new CEO

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) has announced Lauren Gould has been appointed as the organization’s new chief executive officer.

According to a media release, Gould has worked in a variety of roles within the arts and higher education sectors with a focus on promoting public engagement, implementing organizational improvements, and working in collaboration with a range of partners.

She began her career managing fundraising and events at both Concordia University and Centennial Academy and College. From 2005 to 2009, Gould managed the Learning Department at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, part of National Museums Liverpool in the UK.

In 2010, she was appointed general manager at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

From 2014 to 2017 she served as the senior manager of development and programs at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, eventually becoming the museum’s COO.

In her time at the Gardiner Museum, Gould led several capital development projects and piloted its Community Arts Space program.

“The RMG’s grounding in its community, commitment to artists, and ability to act as an agent of change is apparent from the current strategic plan, exhibitions, and programming. I am thrilled to be joining the RMG team and look forward to getting to know the gallery’s community and the Oshawa area,” Gould says.

Gould completed her bachelor of arts at Concordia University in Creative Writing, Art History, and Studio Art; and has an M.A. in Cultural Leadership from Liverpool John Moores University.

She will begin her new role in March 2020.