David Leinster

Chief Executive Officer, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary AB

DAVID LEINSTER has built a successful career leading brand strategy, marketing and digital communications for Enbridge, and was responsible for ensuring the strategic development and execution of the long-term brand vision for the organization. Prior to that, he led a series of high profile corporate and non-profit accounts at leading western Canadian branding Agency, Karo Group.

No stranger to the visual arts community, David has served as a strategic advisor for the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA) since 2008. His ability to combine strategic and creative thinking was instrumental in helping IMCA advance its successful application for CSIP funding for the Centennial Planetarium in 2011. A passionate supporter of the arts, David has been involved with Contemporary Calgary in a leading role, most significantly with our successful Expression of Interest submission for the Centennial Planetarium in 2013.

David is an energetic leader who brings a diverse skillset to the organization that includes strategy, planning, research, marketing, communications, stakeholder engagement and project management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia where he also studied drawing and painting.