Music Canada today announced the appointment of Jackie Dean (pictured above) to the newly created position of chief operating officer and the promotion of two other senior team members to the organization’s executive team.
Music Canada says the appointments, in concert with recently announced changes to its Board of Directors and the creation of an Advisory Council, position the association to deliver on its new three-year strategic plan. Music Canada says its objectives set out in the plan include: contributing to the enhancement of Canada’s music ecosystem; ensuring Music Canada is a great place to work for its talented and engaged team; and returning demonstrable value to its members while advancing their interests.
These actions are the product of a comprehensive governance review which, in addition to the new Advisory Council, has resulted in changes to Music Canada’s bylaws, the implementation of a diversity policy, and the addition of two new independent member positions to the Board of Directors, with the representation of women on the Board increased to 40 per cent.
“The new appointments represent another important step in implementing the conclusions of our 2018 governance review,” says Graham Henderson, president and CEO of Music Canada. “They demonstrate our commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion, and to meeting our goals for accountability and transparency. The result is a streamlined organizational structure that positions us to achieve the objectives set by our Board.”
Henderson adds, “The changes will also help Music Canada to achieve our goal of enhancing Canada’s music ecosystem in concert with our partners in the music community.”
In her new role, Dean, along with other members of the leadership team, will support Henderson in executing the organization’s strategic plan and driving its research, advocacy, and community leadership activities.