Erin Prendergast joined the AGO as Chief of Staff & Corporate Secretary in 2015. Erin is responsible for advising and assisting Leadership Team colleagues in the achievement of strategic initiatives, priority setting, corporate governance, and also manages the operation of the Directors' Office.
Erin was previously Director of Development at the Walrus Foundation, best known for publishing The Walrus magazine, from 2013 to 2015. Before joining the Walrus, she worked at the AGO for thirteen years, managing fundraising projects with goals of $1 million and above. She was the manager of the Transformation AGO fundraising campaign, which raised more than $300 million in funds. At the 2008 completion of Transformation AGO, Erin established a donor relations portfolio and helped launch the “Art Opens Minds” campaign in support of art education in 2011. Previous to these roles, Erin worked at Key Porter Books, a Canadian book publisher, and Sotheby's (Canada) Inc., an international fine art auction house.
Erin is a certified fundraising executive and holds a master's degree in publishing.