Royal BC Museum CEO Alicia Dubois resigns

Royal BC Museum CEO Alicia Dubois resigns

Alicia Dubois, the CEO of the Royal BC Museum has resigned.

Alicia Dubois was originally appointed the top job in February of 2022, but on Friday afternoon, Leslie Brown, one of the chair members for the museum, informed CHEK News of Dubois’ departure.

The resignation comes just one year and four months after she was appointed to the position.

At the time of her assignment, a news release from the museum praised her for having “experience in change management within large, complex organizations,” and added that her intercultural expertise would be a valuable asset for the organization.

“With her multidisciplinary background coupled with her passion for fostering inclusive perspectives, we feel Alicia is the right person to lead the museum going forward.”

In a statement on Saturday, the museum says Dubois “feels she is no longer best suited to the position” and also cited personal reasons relating to family for her resignation.

A joint statement from the museum’s board of directors expressed gratitude for Dubois and the work that she has done.

That work they say includes prioritizing and advancing organizational cultural transformation, advancing the work on the Collections and Research Building, building relationships with stakeholders throughout the province and engaging with communities about what the future of the museum could look like.

In the meantime, the RBCM says it plans to appoint an interim CEO that can continue to oversee the day-to-day operations while recruitment for a permanent replacement is underway.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Dubois served as a trustee for the Royal Ontario Museum for three years and had also worked as a senior executive for many organizations across Canada, including Scotiabank, CIBC, and Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation.

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