As Executive Director of the National Trust for Canada, Natalie leads a national charity that is part of a global network of organizations working to protect and celebrate places that matter. She is committed to making the National Trust an essential source of proven tools and leadership for Canadians working to save and renew places that matter. The Trust’s programs celebrate places that tell our collective story, and provide essential expertise for struggling downtowns, remote regions, and diverse communities.
Prior to joining the National Trust in 2006, Natalie was part of the City of Ottawa’s heritage planning team, and later held a range of positions in the federal government’s nation-wide Heritage Conservation Directorate. A Fellow and former president of the Association for Preservation Technology International, Natalie has worked with project teams at iconic places including the Bar U Ranch, Parliament Hill and the Vimy Monument in France, and led technical training courses on historic window conservation and building envelope issues in historic buildings. She is happiest when glazing sash or jacking up the barn at the old family farm in New Brunswick.