Ottawa, ON, March 27, 2023 — Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation today welcomes the news of the re-appointment of the Chair to its Board of Trustees, Neil Russon. For the past four years, under Neil Russon’s steady leadership, particularly during such unprecedented and turbulent pandemic times, the institution has furthered its mission of promoting and celebrating Canadian ingenuity – past, present, and future – to inspire the next generation of innovators. The re-appointment was announced today by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
Mr. Russon holds more than 30 years of experience providing fiscal, strategic, and operations leadership in diverse settings. Currently, he is Managing Director of the Ascension Advisory Group, and has volunteered his time to a wide range of community organizations. He served as board member and Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Management Committee for Ingenium, and as a board member and Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society (New Brunswick Division).
Ingenium’s eleven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for strategic guidance and oversight of the business activities and affairs of Ingenium’s three museums – the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Ingenium operates under the Museums Act as the National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST). More information on the Board of Trustees can be found here.
“Ingenium is thrilled by the re-appointment of Neil Russon as Chair of the Board of Trustees and we look forward to continuing our important work of advancing innovation and scientific literacy in Canada under his leadership. Ingenium is fortunate to have an experienced, diverse and accomplished group of Canadians on its Board of Trustees.”
-Christina Tessier, President and CEO, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium oversees three national museums of science and innovation in Ottawa — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Its lngenium Centre houses an exceptional collection of artifacts, research institute, and digital innovation lab. Our museums, digital content, outreach programs, travelling exhibitions, and collaborative spaces help to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. Our mandate is to bring science literacy and inspiration to Canadians of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.