Heidi Reitmaier is a consultant, curator, moderator, writer and educator. She is the former Deputy Director & Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief of Education and Programs. A long-time museum programmer and leader, Heidi came to the AGO from the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, where she oversaw the opening of its new building as Executive Director. Her international experience includes five years as the Dr. Robert N. Mayer Director of Learning and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as well as positions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Tate Gallery and the BBC in London before she returned to Toronto (where she grew up). Her work was the recipient of the 2018 Education and Innovation Award from the American Alliance of Museums.
Lennie Goodings is Chair of the UK publishing house Virago Press. Goodings was part of Virago’s management buy-out team of five who created a newly independent Virago in 1987 and became the Publishing Director in 1992. In 1995 Virago was sold to Little, Brown and Company where Goodings remained the Publisher and Editorial Director. She stepped back from that position in 2017 and became Virago Chair, still editing and commissioning her authors. Goodings won the Bookseller’s Industry Award: Editor and Imprint of the Year in 2010 and A Lifetime’s Achievement at WOW, London’s Southbank Women of the World festival in 2018.