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National Arts Centre Announces Christopher Deacon as New President and CEO

Sunday, July 1, 2018   (0 Comments)

Christopher DeaconJoin us in congratulating Christopher Deacon on being promoted to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

After an extensive national search that began in November 2017, the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre today announced that Christopher Deacon will succeed Peter Herrndorf as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization on June 12, 2018.   

Christopher Deacon, 59, was born in Montreal, Quebec. He has more than 35 years of professional experience managing orchestras, including 22 years as Managing Director of the NAC Orchestra. He is the first-ever person in the NAC’s 49-year history to be promoted from within the organization to become President and CEO.

“The NAC conducted a rigorous and disciplined search to find the best arts executive to lead Canada’s National Arts Centre,” said Adrian Burns, Chair of the Board of Trustees, who led the recruiting committee, comprised of four board members, two staff, an artist and two outside members. “We found the right person right here at the NAC to provide the vision and leadership necessary to guide the organization into its next half-century. Few people know the NAC as well as Christopher Deacon.”

Read the official announcement on National Arts Centre's website.