Peter Herrndorf, lawyer, Canadian media mogul and the previous president and chief govt officer of the Nationwide Arts Centre, has died at age 82.
Matthew Herrndorf confirmed the information, saying his father died of most cancers early Saturday morning “surrounded by household” at Toronto’s Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital.
“He had a giant and consequential and essential life, and [it’s] exhausting to place into phrases what he meant to us and what he meant to Canada,” Matthew Herrndorf stated in an interview on Saturday.
Peter Herrndorf served as head of the Nationwide Arts Centre from 1999 to 2018 after a protracted profession in media, and is credited for establishing the NAC Basis and NAC’s Indigenous Theatre Division.
Herrndorf was born in Amsterdam, raised in Winnipeg, and received a political science and English diploma from the College of Manitoba in 1962. He later studied legislation at Dalhousie College and obtained a grasp’s in administration from Harvard Enterprise College, his biography on the NAC’s web site stated.
Lengthy profession with CBC
Herrndorf joined the CBC in Winnipeg in 1965, finally changing into a vice-president, the place he helped develop long-standing sequence together with The Fifth Property and The Journal.
He later took on roles as writer of Toronto Life journal, in addition to chairman and CEO of TVOntario.
Herrndorf was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2008 for having revolutionized Canadian broadcasting, publishing and the performing arts on the numerous organizations the place he served.
He later acquired the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award from former governor common Julie Payette throughout the Governor Normal’s Performing Arts Awards at Rideau Corridor in Ottawa in 2018.