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Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery and
H. Sanford Riley, CEO, Richardson Financial Group Limited, and Board Member, Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Inuit Art Centre is a game-changing initiative that will inspire all Winnipeggers. Celebrating Inuit art, the people who make it, and the communities from which they come, the facility will link the North and South – culturally and economically – in a worldclass design. Join us and learn more about this bold and exciting project of local, national and international significance, coming soon to the heart of downtown Winnipeg.
Sandy Riley, CEO and President of Richardson Financial Group Limited
Mr. Sanford H.Riley (Sandy) serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Financial Group Limited (RFG) which has built and acquired significant interests in several successful financial services businesses over the past 10 years.
Prior to RFG, Mr. Riley practiced law in Toronto and served as a partner in the Winnipeg law firm of Taylor McCaffrey. Riley left the practice of law and began a career in the financial services industry by joining the Toronto-based Great Lakes Group. He later became Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Trilon Financial Corporation.
Mr. Riley presently is Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation, Chairman of The North West Company and is a member of several boards of directors, including, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Canadian Western Bank, MTS, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Riley was appointed to the Order of Canada in July, 2002 and the Order of Manitoba in 2013.
Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Dr. Stephen Borys is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Canada’s oldest civic art gallery, and he also holds the post of Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches a graduate seminar in the Cultural Studies department. Dr. Borys was previously chief curator at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, and held teaching posts at Florida State University and New College. Prior to that, he was curator and lecturer at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. Before Oberlin, he was a curator in European Art at the National Gallery of Canada. He holds an Executive MBA, a PhD in Art History from McGill University, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg. He serves on the board of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Canadian Art Museum Directors organization.
With over 27,000 works spanning centuries and civilizations, the WAG is home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world, supported by an unparalleled record of exhibitions, publications, research, and outreach. The WAG is working to build an Inuit Art Centre to not only house this amazing collection but to also honour the people who have created these works. The Centre will also be an innovative programming hub that celebrates all Indigenous cultures, informed by the artists and Inuit stakeholders. The initiative will be a bridge, enabling peoples from the North and South to meet, learn, and create together.
2 Lombard Place