The board also identifies the principal risks of Calgary Arts Development’s business, achieves a proper balance between risks incurred and potential returns, and oversees the development of policies and the implementation of appropriate systems to manage the risks.
The board carries out its responsibilities through the work of a number of committees. Each committee meets at least four times per year, and more frequently as necessary.
The purpose of the finance and audit committee is to assist the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with regard to financial information, systems of internal controls, the internal audit process, and investment management activities.
Caitlyn Ducasse (chair)
Kathleen McNally Leitch
Karin King (community member)
The mandate of this committee is to make recommendations to the board on matters affecting strategy and public policy, and to provide guidance and evaluation for the development and evaluation of alignment with our mission and vision, including facilitating the strategic planning process.
Barb Howard (chair)
Jeff de Boer
Evan Woolley (to November 2021)
Courtney Walcott (beginning November 2021)
Wil Knoll (community member)
This committee concerns itself with governance matters, including management of the relationships between the board and the CEO and between Calgary Arts Development and the shareholder. It also has oversight of board policy review and development, human resources policy development, board recruitment, development, and evaluation.
Sophia Lebessis (chair)
To oversee the bid for Calgary Arts Development in response to The City of Calgary’s RFP for a third party to assume the public art program, a public art subcommittee was created, made up of current and past Calgary Arts Development board members.
Jeff de Boer (chair)
Susan Veres (past board member)
cSPACE Projects is a subsidiary of Calgary Arts Development in partnership with the Calgary Foundation. As such, a subcommittee of Calgary Arts Development board members undertakes specific focus on our relationship with cSPACE as the majority shareholder.
Chima Nkemdirim (chair)