The National Arts Centre in Ottawa has announced the appointment of JAYNE WATSON as chief executive officer of its fund-raising body, the National Arts Centre Foundation, effective August 10. Watson is currently the NAC’s director of communications and public affairs and corporate secretary of its Board of Trustees. She has more than twenty years of experience as a senior executive, political advisor, and consultant. Prior to joining NAC in 2001 she served as director of communications at Export Development Canada; she has also held senior communications roles in Canada’s House of Commons and at Canada Post Corporation.

Posted June 16, 2009