Bruce Munro Wright is active in the Canadian arts and not-for-profit sector as trustee, speaker, panelist, jurist, fundraiser and philanthropist.
He is a past Chair of Vancouver Opera and its foundation. In 2017 he received the National Opera Directors Emeritus Award from Opera.ca. Bruce is a past Chair of Vancouver Art Gallery and now chairs its Foundation.
As a current trustee of Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella, the arts training enterprise serving more than 20,000 students annually, he has Co-Chaired Splash, the annual Art Auction and Gala, four times. Bruce is President of Health Arts Society (Concerts in Care) in BC, which, together with its sister societies, have provided almost 20,000 concerts nationally by paid performers to people in care.
Bruce is Vice-President of Vancouver’s Pride in Art Society and is a director of Ballet B.C, LORAN Scholars Foundation and Nature Conservancy (B.C.). Bruce is a past Chair of Frontier College, the Toronto-based national literacy association.
Bruce is a retired lawyer and for most of his career was managing partner of the west coast office of Goodman’s LLP (later MLT Aikins LLP). He has a B.Comm (U of Toronto). LLB (Osgoode) and MBA (London Business School). He holds the ICD designation and has ARCT performance diplomas from the Royal Conservatory (piano and french horn).