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Board of Directors

Members

Richard Savard

Richard Savard

Chairman of the Board; Chair, Audit Committee

Richard Savard completed a bachelor's degree in forest engineering at Université Laval. He also studied business administration at Université du Québec à Rimouski. Mr. Savard has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (Quebec order of engineers) since 1980.

Retired from Québec's senior public service, he served as deputy minister at the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (department of forests, wildlife, and parks) from 2014 to 2016; as deputy minister at the Ministère des Ressources naturelles (department of natural resources) from 2012 to 2013; and as associate deputy minister - forestry at the same department from 2009 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2014. He was closely involved in designing and implementing the new Québec Forest Regime and is a past member of the board of directors of Hydro-Québec. He has been involved in several files related to natural resources, at the Québec, Canada, and international levels.

Before joining the ranks of government, he was deputy director of the Conférence régionale des élus du Bas-Saint-Laurent (regional conference of elected officials in the Bas-St-Laurent area), from 2000 to 2009, and CEO of the Bas-Saint-Laurent Model Forest, from 1992 to 2000. It was in these organizations that he became familiar with wildlife management.

Mr. Savard also sits as a member of the board of directors and is chair of the environment, safety, and health and security committee at the Quebec Port Authority.

Jacques Caron

Jacques Caron

Chief Executive Officer

With a degree in finance from Université Laval obtained in 1987, Jacques Caron essentially built a career in management in the Quebec public service. He worked for more than 25 years at the Ministère des Finances du Québec, mainly in the areas of budget preparation, the creation of governmental organizations, and accounting reform, helping to spearhead two major reforms for the government of Quebec. Beginning in 2010, he collaborated closely in work aiming to implement the Generations Fund and to update the Balanced Budget Act.

From June 2013 to November 2017, he held the position of associate secretary for public infrastructure at the Treasury Board Secretariat, tasked with planning and monitoring public investments in infrastructure and supervising the development of the oversight required to ensure optimal governance of public investments and infrastructure projects.

In November 2017, he was appointed chief executive officer of the Quebec government shared services centre (CSPQ), his initiation as an agency head.

Since March 21, 2019, he has been a member of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sépaq. Mr. Caron is renowned for his rigour and his knowledge of the public sector. He also sits on the governing council of the Institut de la gestion financière de Québec (Quebec financial management institute) (IGF Québec).

Vincent Bernier

Vincent Bernier

Nicolas Bisson

Nicolas Bisson

Member, Audit Committee

Nicolas Bisson completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Université Laval in 2005. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (Quebec CPA order) and holds the title of auditor, which bestows the full right to public practice.

Since 2005, Mr. Bisson has been working at the Groupe RDL Québec inc. accounting firm, a member of Groupe RDL, a network of independent accounting firms operating in Quebec. He has been a partner since 2007, and in addition to finance, his main areas of expertise are certification, consulting services, and management.

He is also a founding member of Décagone inc. a venture capital firm working in the Quebec City region and composed of professionals from different sectors of activity with the goal of providing human and financial capital.

From 2001 to 2005, he worked as an internal controller for a financial services firm with the title of group savings representative.

Marie A. Dumontier

Marie A. Dumontier

Chair, Human Resources Committee; Member, Ethics Committee

Marie A. Dumontier completed a bachelor's and a master's degree in chemical engineering at Université de Sherbrooke. She also completed a management development diploma at Ivey Business School of Western University in Ontario. Ms. Dumontier is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (Quebec order of engineers) and is an accredited director, as designated by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

She began her career in the environmental sector, first as project manager for Lavalin Inc. then as an environmental engineer for Domtar Inc. She subsequently held positions as corporate director for environment, health, and safety for James Maclaren Industries Inc., Noranda Forest Inc., Nexfor Inc., and Fraser Papers Inc. She also worked at Natural Resources Canada as deputy director of the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program.

President of MDCI, she has been working since 2012 as a consultant, mainly in environmental risk management and sustainable development management for manufacturing companies, sector associations, research centres, and government departments.

Ms. Dumontier is a past member of the board of directors of the Centre de formation en entreprise et récupération Outaouais (Outaouais business training and recovery centre) and past chair of the board of directors of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada. She is currently a member of the board of directors of KBF Foundation Canada as well as of Regroupement QuébecOiseaux.

For several decades, Ms. Dumontier has pursued numerous outdoor recreational activities in Quebec and around the world, including canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Louise Lacoursière

Louise Lacoursière

Marie-Christine Lambert

Marie-Christine Lambert

Suzie O'Bomsawin

Suzie O'Bomsawin

Member, Audit Committee, Governance and Ethics Committee, Human Resources Committee and Information Technology Committee

Holder of an integrated bachelor’s in economics and politics (2007) from Université Laval, Suzie O’Bomsawin also holds a master’s degree in business administration (international development – 2010). In addition, in 2020, she completed her university certification in corporate governance (ASC) at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval.

A member of the W8banaki Nation, she works as director of the Ndakina Office of the Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation located in Wôlinak. Her previous positions included training sector coordinator and aboriginal affairs advisor at the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.

A resident of the Odanak community, she is also very involved in an array of organizations dedicated to First Nations interests. For example, she was the spokesperson of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Youth Network from August 2011 to August 2015. She also chairs the board of directors of the Odanak Historical Society, an umbrella organization for the Musée des Abénakis. In addition, she is a member of the Quebec Native Women agency and helps to organize various cultural events in her community. Since June 2019, she has been a member of the Indigenous Advisory Committee of the Canadian Impact Assessment Agency.

Simon Picard

Simon Picard

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