Cathy Bisset-Parkes is a visual arts enthusiast, collector and energetic ambassador for the visual arts community at large. She has served on numerous committees at the AGO over the past 18 years. Currently, she is Honorary Member of the 2018 Art Toronto committee which she has chaired and co-chaired for many years. She also sits on the Curator’s Circle Committee where she continues to make strong philanthropic contributions to the museum.

In addition to her roles at the AGO, she is a long-term member of Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, an independent non-profit group giving financial support to the visual arts community in the GTA. Cathy has been Past President, Board Chair, and current Patron of a USA based art alliance. Her responsibilities with this non-profit organization included building the membership donor base, starting a statewide association with other art groups and she initiated a collaboration with the Ringling School of Art and Design and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.