Tracey Drake

Chief Executive Officer

Tracey Drake was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Royal BC Museum in February 2024, following six effective months in the acting CEO role. Tracey oversees Museum operations, BC Archives, and IMAX, as well as the critical work underway with province-wide community engagement, repatriation, DRIPA implementation, and the archives, collections and research building capital project in Colwood.

Passionate about the importance of the organization’s mandate to truly represent diverse communities and become a progressive museum for all British Columbians, Drake is also charged with stewarding the reimagining of the museum. With a collaborative leadership approach to realizing transformative change and organizational stability, Tracey’s knowledge and experience is instrumental in advancing the museum’s strategic direction.

An experienced and multidisciplinary senior executive, Tracey joined the museum in 2021 as Head of Marketing, Communications and Business Development and was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Operations in 2022. Prior to joining the Royal BC Museum, Tracey’s career in executive leadership and strategic management consulting spanned more than two decades, working with organizations across the tourism, cultural, and non-profit sectors. Deeply committed to community, Tracey has served on numerous boards, and was recognized nationally for her significant fundraising efforts.

Tracey holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, Executive Strategic Leadership and Change Management education from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management from Algonquin College.

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