Heidi Reitmaier.

MOCA Toronto Canada Names Heidi Reitmaier CEO and Executive Director

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada has appointed Heidi Reitmaier, currently the director of learning and public programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as its new executive director and CEO. Reitmaier will join the institution in January 2018.

“I am pleased to welcome Heidi to this key role,” said MOCA’s board of directors chair Julia Ouellette. “We set out to find someone with an excitement for how contemporary art museums can play a role on the world stage. With her experience here, in the UK and in the US, she will add an extraordinary global perspective and a track record of bringing relevance and engagement with the contemporary art, artists, and ideas of our times.”

Reitmaier will succeed the museum’s inaugural CEO Chantal Pontbriand who stepped down from the position in June of 2016, after only eight months in the role. Terry Nicholson has served as the acting CEO since July of last year.