The Board of Directors of TIFF recently announced the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of artistic director & co-head of TIFF. The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of artistic director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey held the role of festival co-director from 2008-2012. Bailey will report directly to the Board of Directors effective 1 October 2018.
Since CEO Piers Handling’s announcement last July that the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival would be his last, the TIFF Board engaged in a process for CEO transition, including a review of the organization’s current structure. After their assessment, the Board decided on a two-headed structure for TIFF, with one position (Bailey’s) focused on the artistic director of the organization, and the other, managing director & co-head, focused on the business and revenue optimization. These two positions will work closely together to set the tone and lead the organization, bringing the new strategic plan to life. They will both report directly to the Board of Directors.