NMC appoints new chair and board members

May 26, 2015

Rob Braide_2_840pxNMC’s new Chairman, Rob Braide. 

The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce several exciting developments for its Board of Directors.

Current board member Rob Braide has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Dr. Roger C. Jackson, who retired from the position in April after 15 years. Braide is a 30-year veteran of the music and communications industry as a former Vice President of Standard Broadcasting, Astral Media and Stingray Digital. Braide is the President at Braide Media, a Montreal-based broadcast media company.

Joining the NMC Board of Directors are Jeff Boyd, Regional President for Alberta and The Territories at RBC Royal Bank; Thomas d’Aquino, Chairman of Thomas d’Aquino Capital and Chairman and Chief Executive of Intercounsel Ltd; Gregory Kane, Q.C., Counsel, Dentons Canada LLC; Dave Mowat, President and CEO of ATB Financial; and Susan Van Wielingen, Vice President and Director of Viewpoint Foundation.

“NMC has been fortunate to have a long history of strong, visionary board members that supported our ambitious vision for building a home for music in Canada,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of NMC. “I’m thrilled to welcome our new chair and these new board members who share our vision and national mandate. Their experience and passion for our project will have a huge impact. And with Rob’s guidance and valuable experience in music and broadcasting, there is no stopping NMC as we prepare to open our doors to Canada and the world.”

NMC’s Board of Directors and staff would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Jackson for his leadership and long service to NMC’s vision. NMC would also like to thank Linda Oglov, of Oglov Business Development Inc., who is also retiring from the board.

Current NMC Board of Directors
Rob Braide, Chair, Board of Directors (Montreal)
Cam Crawford, Vice Chair, Board of Directors (Calgary)
Freida Butcher, Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors (Calgary)
Thomas d’Aquino, Director (Ottawa)
Desirée Bombenon, Director (Calgary)
Jeff Boyd, Director (Calgary)
Charlie Fischer, Director (Calgary)
Gregory Kane, Director (Ottawa)
Ron Mannix, Director (Calgary)
LuAnne Morrow, Director (Calgary)
Dave Mowat, Director (Edmonton)
Benôit Légaré, Director (Montreal)
Ross Reynolds, Director (Toronto)
Susan Van Wielingen, Director (Calgary)


About the Author

Julijana Capone

Originally from Winnipeg, Julijana is NMC’s senior publicist and the managing editor of Amplify. In addition to her role at NMC, she is the founder of Light of Day Publicity, a company she formed to promote the work of emerging Canadian artists.

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