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New CEO appointed to the Whyte Museum in Banff



Don Watkins, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation, is very pleased to announce the appointment of David Cox as the new CEO of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, effective June 17, 2024.


“We are delighted that David will be bringing his strong leadership skills and knowledge of the community to the Whyte at this exciting point in our development,” says Watkins.

The Whyte Museum was formed in 1968 through the vision and legacy of Banff artists Peter and Catharine Whyte. Its impressive collection of art, artifacts, photography, archival materials, and Indigenous stories showcases the amazing people and events that have shaped the cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies.


Cox is familiar with the Whyte, having served on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019. He has also served in active leadership roles at the Banff Centre, including Vice President, Business Affairs, and General Counsel. As Director of External and Community Relations at the Centre, he developed strong ties in the community. He and his family have lived in Banff for over sixteen years and enjoy all forms of mountain sports.


“I look forward to the next chapter in the development of this remarkable organization while honoring the legacy of Peter and Catharine Whyte,” he says.


Cox is assuming the role of Donna Livingstone, who is retiring as CEO after successfully taking the Whyte through the pandemic, creating a new focus of connecting people to nature, and establishing the Whyte’s national reputation through exhibitions and new collaborations.

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