September 2019 – On behalf of the Board of Directors, Toronto Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the appointment of David McIsaac as Chief Executive Officer. David is an accomplished business professional and Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive leadership, financial and operational experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. David’s leadership will be instrumental in advancing the organization in becoming an expanded world-class botanical garden and cultural institution for the City of Toronto.
Many of our staff and donors have come to know David well during his role as Interim Chief Administrative Officer over the past five months. We appointed David to that role to capitalize on his extensive experience as we transform and build our organization and prepare for our expansion.
David has held senior leadership roles as the CFO at TransUnion Canada and Northern Trust Canada, and senior finance positions at Aviva, Manulife, CIBC and RBC. David has also held various community leadership roles with several not-for-profit organizations including the Arthritis Society, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Prostate Cancer Canada and Financial Executives International (FEI) Canada.
Harry Jongerden will continue in his role as the TBG’s Garden Director, applying his expert knowledge of botanical garden design and operations in advising on the expansion plans.