Alexandria Pike, Chair of Heritage Toronto‘s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Francisco Alvarez as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Alvarez comes to Heritage Toronto from a 13-year career with the Royal Ontario Museum. He most recently served as Managing Director for the Museum’s Institute for Contemporary Culture, and has held previous roles within the museum’s Communications team. Prior to his time at the ROM, he held administrative and communications positions in several cultural organizations, as well as in the private sector (Alliance Broadcasting) and in provincial government (Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Recreation; Ministry of Treasury and Economics). He has a keen interest in all aspects of culture and has served on boards of various Toronto arts organizations. He is also currently a Principal at Mr. Pink Art Consultants.
Born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Mr. Alvarez has lived in Toronto since 1974. He holds both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from York University. Alvarez is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
“I’m delighted to join Heritage Toronto, a dynamic organization that does excellent charitable work to educate Torontonians about our city’s rich history,” said Mr. Alvarez. “I’m excited to bring my skills to such a worthy cause and to help grow the organization.”