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Anthony Wilson-Smith

President & CEO



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Anthony joined the organization in 2012 after a long career in journalism followed by senior executive positions at a Crown Corporation and one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. As a journalist, he served as author, columnist, foreign correspondent, Editor of a national news publication and frequent public speaker. As a political and social commentator, he has appeared on many national and international radio and television networks and continues to do so. A Montreal native, Anthony has worked in more than 35 countries abroad as well as all of Canada’s provinces and territories, and has previous experience in the not-for-profit sector as a volunteer with several national organizations. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he leads the organization, oversees all operations and, in collaboration with the Board, provides strategic vision. His favourite Heritage Minutes include the Rocket Richard and Jacques Plante inventing the goalie mask—both tied to his beloved Montreal Canadiens—as well as the remarkable story of three Victoria Cross recipients who all grew up on what is now known as Valour Road.