The Toronto International Film Festival announced on Tuesday the appointment of Jeffrey Remedios, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Canada, as chair of TIFF’s board of directors, succeeding Jennifer Tory.
Remedios has been a member of the TIFF Board for five years; Tory held the chair role since 2016.
“I’d first like to congratulate and thank Jennifer Tory for her impeccable leadership and years of commitment and contribution to TIFF, particularly in recent years as the organization navigated these unprecedented times,” Remedios said of assuming Tory’s role. “I’d also like to thank our departing Board colleagues – Ellis, Wade, Shabin, Francis, Frank and Geoff – for their dedication and countless contributions. I’m humbled and honored to serve TIFF’s mission in the role of Chair alongside my esteemed existing and new Board colleagues.”
Remedios also sits on the boards of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Music Canada and the board of Arts & Crafts, the independent music label he co-founded in 2003 and where he served as President until 2015. He founded Field Trip, downtown Toronto’s boutique community music and arts festival held at Historic Fort York and is former Chairman of FACTOR, a foundation that assists Canadian talent on recordings. He also served on the boards of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company, the Canadian Independent Music Association and the Minister’s Advisory Council for Arts & Culture.
TIFF also announced the departures of long-time members Ellis Jacob, Wade Oosterman and Shabin Mohamed. Other members stepping down are Francis Shen, Frank Kollmar and Geoff Beattie. Joining the board are Mary DePaoli, Danis Goulet, Allen Lau, Devorah Lithwick, and Laurie May.
Following the board news, TIFF announced Cameron Bailey as its new CEO.