Canada Post has named Bronwyn Graves, of Toronto, as its new director of stamp services.
Previously, Graves spent more than 10 years at Historica Canada, the country’s largest non-profit organization focused on history education. From April 2019 until her final day on Oct. 15, she served as Historica’s director of education and programming, overseeing the organization’s bilingual educational programs. Earlier, she served as a program co-ordinator for several Historica programs before moving into a managerial role.
“I’m delighted to be part of the Canada Post team and very excited to take on the role of Director of Stamp Services,” Graves told CSN in a Nov. 12 email. “I’m relatively new to philately, so I’m grateful to be at the head of an experienced team who have decades of combined experience with stamps and stamp products, as well as our Stamp Advisory Committee. I’m also very eager to engage with the philatelic community as part of my learning.
“While I’m new to stamps, I’m not new to discussions about Canadian history and culture; I bring over 10 years of experience selecting and sharing Canadian stories to the table. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to do so as the new Director of Canada’s iconic stamp program.”
Graves has bachelor’s degrees in education plus history and literary studies from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in history from the University of Oxford.
“Based on her impressive education and hands-on experience working with the very topics that find their way onto our stamps, I am confident that I am leaving the stamp program in very good hands,” wrote former stamp services director Jim Phillips, whose last day on the job is today, in the October issue of Canada Post’s Details magazine.