Jean Laurin is President and CEO of Devencore Investments Inc., headquartered in Montreal. Highly involved in his community, he is a member of the board of directors of Montréal International and the Pointe-à-Callière museum, a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal Foundation, Chairman of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation, a member of the executive committee of the Université du Québec à Montréal Foundation, and a member of the Fondation de la Place des Arts. He is also a member of Le Cercle des présidents du Québec and the World Presidents’ Organization.
Pierre Bernier is a business management specialist. In the cultural sector, he sat on the board of directors of the SODEC from 2009 to 2013, where he held the positions of Vice-Chair and President of the audit committee. In the business community, he has been CEO of JJ Buckley Fine Wines, CEO of Intelligent Cellars Inc., Executive Vice President of the Autorité des marchés financiers, and Vice President, Finance and Administration, of Airborne Entertainment Inc. A graduate of the Commerce program at the Université de Sherbrooke, he also holds a WSET Level II international wines and spirits certification and is an ICD.D accredited corporate director.
Marc Blondeau is President and CEO of the Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal. In this capacity, he plays an active role in Montreal’s cultural life, and is a member of the board of directors of the Quartier des spectacles Partnership. He is also a member of several international organizations in the arts and entertainment fields. He was formerly the Chairman of the board of directors of the National Theatre School of Canada. A well-known figure in the field of media and communications, before joining the Place des Arts team he held several management positions with Télémédia Communications, TVA Group, and Rogers Media.
Sylvie Chagnon is closely involved with the management of corporate donations at Lallemand Inc. She is a member of the board of directors of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, and the Fondation de la Place des Arts. She was associated with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal as a member of the board of directors and Chair of Les Amis des Grands. She sat on the board of the Montréal Breast Cancer Foundation and is Co-founder of the Serenity Program. She has taken an active part in major fundraisers for these organizations.
Nancy Cleman is a lawyer and partner with the firm Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP, where she practices corporate commercial law with a focus on intellectual property and information technology. She is an accredited mediator. Active in the community, she serves on the board of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and the Canadian IT Law Association. In the past she has served on the board of several arts organizations serving dance, theatre and visual arts including la Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault and the Saidye Bronfman Centre.
Hugo Delorme joined Canadian National in July 2016 after over 11 years at NATIONAL Public Relations where he was a partner and director of the Public Affairs group in NATIONAL’s Montreal office. At CN, as Senior Director, Corporate Services, he works closely with the executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer. In 2009, he founded the Fondation de la Place des Arts’ Young Patrons Committee and he’s now vice-president of the Fondation. He holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Canadian Public Relations Society and is Adm.A.
Annie Derome is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer at the firm gsmprjct° création, as well as a partner with investment fund XPND Capital. She previously worked for Cirque du Soleil where she was actively involved in the development of several shows and partnerships in various countries. Trained as an actuary, she has worked for such companies as Vidéotron Communications, RBC Dominion Securities, and Aon Consulting where she acquired significant experience in the area of international business development. She is a member of the board of directors of the Angus Development Corporation and of X3 Productions.
Éric Gosselin is a Partner in the Business Law Group of the McCarthy Tétrault law firm in Montréal. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Fondation de la Place des Arts and Festival TransAmériques and Chair of the Board of Culture pour tous. He is also an External Member of the Arts & Philanthropy Committee of the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Mr. Gosselin was one of the three mentors of the Go-C.A. project, a peer-matching program that seeks to enhance the boards of directors of arts & culture organizations with new members from the fields of business and communications. Mr. Gosselin was called to the Québec Bar in 1995 and has been a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec since 1998.
Danielle Laramée ASC, is a Partner and Leader of Human Capital in the firm of Ernst & Young. As a leader in her field in Canada, she has been very active in the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Fiscal and Financial Planning Association. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Standards Council of Canada. She has been a lecturer at the Université du Québec à Montréal and has given many seminars on the subject of taxation. She is also involved with several charitable organizations. She is a member of the board of directors of the UQAM Foundation and is a certified corporate director.
Michel Ohayon is a Senior Consultant with Shore & Associates, Executive and Legal Search. He has worked in the professional services and human resources industry since 2003, beginning his career with Willis Towers Watson, a global human resources consultancy. He currently serves on the board of la Caisse du Complexe Desjardins and Hillel Montréal, a non-profit organisation. He has been closely involved with the Segal Centre for Performing Arts for several years and takes pride in acting as a bridge-builder, helping to reach out across linguistic and cultural divides.
Louise Poissant, PhD in philosophy, is the Scientific Director of Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) since 2015. She was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) from 2006 to 2015. She was professor of aesthetics at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques at UQAM from 1989 to 2006 where she led the Groupe de recherche en arts médiatiques (GRAM). From 2001 to 2006, she led the Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques, Hexagram-CIAM. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of media arts published in various journals in Canada, France, Brazil and the United States.