Bedford Group Congratulates Royal Botanical Gardens on Hire of New Chief Executive Officer


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TORONTO, ONT – November 24, 2020 – Bedford Consulting Group is pleased to congratulate Nancy Rowland as she begins her role as Chief Executive Officer for Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site and a recognized World Biosphere Reserve.

Bringing over 23 years of management experience to the tourism and culture sector, Nancy is a strategic and seasoned leader who has provided direction for the planning, development and delivery of services and revenue generation for a multitude of organizations. She was most recently General Manager at Ontario Place Corporation and previously Vice President Corporate Services and Operation as well as Chief Operating Officer at Ontario Science Centre. Earlier in her career, Nancy spent over 17 years in human resources program delivery at Ontario Place Corporation and various ministries within the Government of Ontario.

“The Board of Directors would like to thank Bedford Consulting Group for leading an extensive recruitment process and finding an excellent candidate who shares the mission, vision and values of RBG,” said Cliff Carson, Chair, Board of Directors of Royal Botanical Gardens.

“I am honoured and excited to be joining the team at Royal Botanical Gardens,” said Ms. Rowland.” As a significant tourist and cultural destination that plays a pivotal role in addressing the critical environmental pressures facing our planet, RBG is truly a one-of-a-kind organization. I am eager to start working with the Gardens’ stakeholders and supporters while fostering new relationships that will further realize RBG’s limitless potential.”


About Bedford Consulting Group

The Bedford Consulting Group is Canada’s leading privately held executive search firm. Bedford is the partner to TRANSEARCH International, one of the top 10 largest global executive search organizations in the world. Bedford Consulting Group’s main offices are located in Toronto, Ontario and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where beyond executive search, they provide a comprehensive range of talent strategy based solutions, from proactive talent scouting, leadership assessment & development, executive and board compensation as well as leadership integration and organizational strategy. To learn more about Bedford, please visit


About Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is a not-for-profit corporation, connecting people to the plant world for nearly eight decades. A recognized World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, RBG plays a vital role in protecting and preserving over 2,700 acres of environmentally sensitive areas (including 2,400 acres of nature sanctuaries, 300 acres cultivated gardens and an arboretum) with a goal of improving the ecosystem from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment. RBG is the largest botanical garden in Canada. To learn more about RBG, please visit


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