Mauro Vescera

Director of the Jim Green Foundation

He is currently CEO of the Museum of Vancouver and has worked in the non-profit and cultural sector both nationally and internationally, for over 20 years. His work in the non-profit sector began in the area of immigration settlement and multiculturalism, and over time expanded to include work in the environment, arts, health, international development, education, and animal welfare sectors.”

Mauro joined the Museum after 5 years with the Italian Cultural Centre where he was Executive Director. Prior to that, Mauro worked at Simon Fraser University as a major gifts’ fundraiser, and with the Vancouver Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, for 12 years where he managed several granting portfolios including, Arts and Culture, Environment, Education, Health, Social Enterprise and Animal Welfare. He has extensive experience in the non-profit sector including six years as the Chair of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, a founding board member of the Small Change Fund, and he currently sits on the board of the Jim Green Foundation.

Mauro holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, a post-graduate diploma in Renaissance History from the Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.