The Rozsa Award for Excellence in Board Leadership



The Rozsa Award Liaison, Bruce Halliday serves as the jury chair. Other jury members include the past two recipients of the Rozsa Award, individuals chosen by the Rozsa Award partners, and other outstanding business leaders from around the province.

The jury process is rigorous. Following a well-defined scoring system, each juror independently ranks the candidates. Then the jury meets as a group to explain their choices.


Following the discussion, each juror again ranks the candidates. Typically, one candidate receives a unanimous number one ranking. The jury may conduct on-site interviews to further evaluate candidates.


  • The independent Rozsa Award Jury (“Jury”) is composed of Award partners or their designates, two previous Rozsa Award recipients, an educational institute representative, and a representative from the Rozsa Foundation.

  • The Jury reserves the right to contact the nominators and/or nominee for further information. 

  • The Jury will be asked to declare any conflict of interest with a nominee and/or a nominator.

  • The Jury reserves the right to withhold the Rozsa Award in a given year, and all decisions of the Jury will be final.

  • The Jury may not be addressed by the nominees or nominators – either to help their nomination or explain where the nomination could be improved for the following year. 

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Bruce Halliday

Jury Chair for the Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management / Rozsa Foundation Board Director


Bruce is a respected and resourceful strategic advisor and executive coach for leaders. He draws on leadership experience that spans sectors, industries, functions and continents. First introduced to the Rozsa Foundation in 2006, Bruce became active in support of arts managers through the Rozsa partnership with the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business.


An advocate for arts education, Bruce saw first-hand the value of arts education within the public school system through the eyes of his wife Lynda Halliday, a Calgary, elementary school music educator. Working with actors and exploring applied improvisation as a development tool for communicators and business leaders, has been a career-long interest.


Bruce has held senior leadership and consulting roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors and has served as president for professional and community organizations. Currently Bruce is active with clients of his executive coaching practice. He also serves as adjunct coach with the Center for Creative Leadership and senior advisor with Osborne Business Advisors.


Bruce is a Certified Executive Coach and member of the International Coach Federation. He holds the Certified Professional Human Resources designation from the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.

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Leslie Evans 
Federal of Calgary Communities 

Leslie is a born and raised Calgarian. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Management, a Certificate in Human Resource Development both from the University of Calgary and a Master’s Degree in Management focusing on Voluntary Sector Leadership from McGill University.


Throughout her career, she has worked for a variety of organizations from social services to capacity building and at the local, provincial and national levels. Leslie has also worked with The Calgary Foundation as a funder and for a variety of organizations as a governance consultant. She has dedicated her career to the non-profit sector for almost 30 years. Leslie is an active volunteer within the sector as well. She currently sits on a variety of committees as well as on the board of directors of the Calgary Chamber for Voluntary Organizations. She is the recipient of number volunteer awards including The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. Leslie presently is the Executive Director of the Federation of Calgary Communities.


Loren Falkenberg 

Senior Associate Dean Graduate and Professional Programs & Professor 

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business

Loren Falkenberg has been a professor in the Haskayne School of Business for over 30 years. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois and her MBA is from Queen’s University. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean (Graduate and Professional Programs). She led the development of the Doctor of Business Administration and the Master of Management for the Haskayne School of Business.


She is also an Academic Director for the Directors Education Program, offered through the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has facilitated strategic planning sessions for multiple organizations, and led the University of Calgary strategic planning process in 2011, and again in 2016. She received the Order of the University of Calgary for her work in the university’s strategic planning p

Erin Woods

Program Manager at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


Erin Woods is a program manager at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, with a particular emphasis on programming for leaders in Canada’s arts and culture sector. This work includes Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership program and the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab, and has given her an opportunity to build relationships across the sector nationally, from the Canadian Arts Summit to the National Theatre School, and regionally with the Rozsa Foundation among others.


Having dedicated much of her previous professional life to the service industry, Banff Centre has allowed her to contribute all she has learned about organizational, business and leadership development to something about which she cares very deeply: the arts. Erin recently joined the board at Calgary’s Ghost River Theatre; she has an undergraduate degree in theatre from Colorado College and a Master’s in Communication from the University of Denver. Whether on stage or backstage (though now mostly from the balcony), live theater will always have her heart.


Bob McPhee

2003 Recipient of the Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management

Board Member for Opera America


With over twenty-five years in artistic and administrative leadership, Bob McPhee has become recognized as a leading force in the Canadian arts scene. Bob began his career as a baritone performing in theatre, opera and on radio and television. Gradually, Bob became more involved in arts administration and studied at Grant MacEwan University, The Banff Centre School of Management and Stanford University. Bob’s first administrative position was with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as Development Officer and then Director of Development.


He joined the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as Director of Development and was later appointed Assistant General Manager. Bob was General Manager of Orchestra London prior to joining the Edmonton Symphony as General Manager. In 1992, Bob was appointed President and CEO of the Edmonton Symphony Society and Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation. He successfully led these organizations to the completion of the state-of-the-art 2000 seat concert hall, The Winspear Centre for Music.


Bob McPhee joined Calgary Opera as General Director and CEO in 1998 allowing him to return to his first love, opera. Throughout his career, Bob has been active in many community associations and is in demand as a clinician and lecturer. Bob has been an adjudicator, assessor and board member for numerous organizations. He was the first Canadian invited to speak at an Opera Europa Conference (Paris 2006).


He is a founding board member of the Calgary Arts Development Authority, Past Chair of, sits  on the University of Calgary Fine Arts Faculty Advisory Committee and at present is a member of the Opera America Board of Directors.