On June 6, 2011, Meg Beckel began her five-year appointment as President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. In December 2015 her appointment was extended another five years. Meg leads a team of passionate and committed individuals dedicated to the museum’s vision to inspire understanding and respect for nature. Prior to joining the Museum, Meg was Vice-President, External Relations at the University of Waterloo for four years and Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Ontario Museum for nine years.
Meg began her professional career at the Bank of Nova Scotia where she served as Officer in Charge of Operations and as Assistant Manager, Corporate Banking before moving to the National Ballet of Canada in 1986, where she began a career in fundraising and external relations in the arts and education sector.
Meg currently serves as Chair of TerraTundra Foundation and Chair of Canada’s National Committee for IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). She also serves as a Director of the Digital Opportunity Trust Board, member of the Arctic 8 Natural History Museums, member of the Advisory Board for the Ottawa CEO Breakfast Club and of the Advisory Board of Ottawa River Keeper.