NEWS: Janet Carding Appointed ROM’s New Director and CEO

Janet Carding Appointed ROM’s New Director and CEO
Janet Carding Appointed ROM’s New Director and CEO

On June 27, Sal Badali, Chair of the ROM Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Janet Carding as the new Director and CEO effective September 2010. Carding joins the ROM from the Australian Museum, Sydney, the country’s preeminent museum of nature and culture, where she has held the position of Assistant Director, Public Programs & Operations since 2004.

At the ROM, Carding will be responsible for furthering the Museum’s mission, advocating for its ongoing public and private sector support, promoting its research, programs, and collections, and overseeing the management of the Museum’s operations, which include exhibitions, programs, education, visitor services, administration and facilities management. Carding is the first woman appointed to the position of ROM Director and CEO.

'We are absolutely delighted that Janet Carding, a museum professional for over two decades, brings her wealth of experience to the ROM. She’ll provide inspired and strategic leadership to one of Canada’s most revered and preeminent educational, research and civic institutions,'

Carding currently teaches the Museums and Galleries Administration segment of the University of Sydney’s Museum Studies program. She holds a degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Science and a Masters from the University of London in History of Science and Medicine.