Leadership

Meg Beckel

Ottawa, Ontario

Meg Beckel

Meg Beckel

Meg currently serves on the board of Canada’s National Committee for IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and Chair of the Digital Opportunity Trust Board, member of the Association of Science Museum Directors Board and member of the Advisory Board of Ottawa Riverkeeper.

On June 6, 2011, Meg Beckel began her five-year appointment as President & CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. In December 2015, her appointment was extended to June 2021.  Beckel leads a team of passionate and committed individuals dedicated to the Museum’s mission to inspire understanding and respect for nature. Prior to joining the Museum, Meg was Vice-President, External Relations at the University of Waterloo, Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Ontario Museum and Executive Director External Relations at the University of Victoria.

“Everyone has a role to play in understanding and tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.  I think we must be both courageous and collaborative to have lasting impact.  To that end, the Canadian Museum of Nature is stepping up and joining the global mission to save the world for future generations with evidence, knowledge and inspiration. As a national museum operating in a 21st century global context, we have an opportunity and an obligation to step up and play a more vital role.”