1969-1972: Mario Amaya (1933-1986) [*, #, CWW 1970]
Appointment effective on March 3, 1969 for a period of two years; took up a new position in U.S.A. on April 1, 1972.
1972-1978: Richard J. Wattenmaker [#]
Appointment effective in July, 1972; left June 30, 1978.
1978-1992: Roald Nasgaard (b. 1941) [*, #, CWW 1971]
Joined the Gallery in May 1975 as curator of Contemporary Art; appointed chief curator in November 1978. Assumed the newly formed position of Senior Curator of Research in September 1992. Took up a new position in the U.S.A. in 1993.
1993-1998: Matthew Teitelbaum (b. 1956) [#]
Appointed Chief Curator effective on September 15, 1993 until July 1998, when he was appointed Director to succeed Maxwell Anderson.
1999 – August 2010: Dennis Reid (b.1943) [#]
Dennis Reid was appointed [Senior] Curator of Historical Canadian Art on March 30, 1979, a position he held until his appointment as Chief Curator on April 1st, 1999. In September 2005 he was named Director, Collections & Research and remained in that capacity for four years. In February 2009 he was named the AGO’s Chief Curator, Research and held this role until his retirement in August 2010.
2010 - July 2013: Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith was appointed Executive Director of Curatorial Affairs effective June 22, 2010. Took up a new position in the U.S.A in July, 2013.
2014 - November 2016 : Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith was appointed Chief Curator on Aug 19th, 2014. Took up a new position in the U.S.A. in November 2016.
Jan 2018 - Present: Julian Cox
Appointed Chief Curator and Deputy director of the Art Gallery of Ontario.