Museum of Vancouver Leadership Change


VANCOUVER, BC.  The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver announces the departure of CEO Mark Richards and his return to the UK.

During his assignment with the museum, Richards’ international expertise in museums and business transformation assisted in strengthening the museum’s vision for the future together with advancing its revitalization plan. The Board wishes Richards all the best in dealing with his family’s health issues in the UK and thanks him for sharing his international expertise with us.

The Board of Directors also announced that Director of Operations and Finance Mike Mallen has been appointed Acting CEO.

A search has been launched to find a replacement CEO to lead the Museum of Vancouver as it continues to implement its strategic plan and maintain its award-winning reputation for providing quality exhibits and programs.

MOV recently unveiled a new five-year strategic plan focusing on its position as a social connector, inspiring civic engagement and improving the institution’s sustainability.


The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum, an enthusiastic civic advocate, is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city.


Jill Tipping
Chair, Board of Directors Vancouver Museum Society



Monday, July 31, 2017