Tokyo 2020
Olympic
Paralympic
Beijing 2022
Olympic
Paralympic
Tokyo 2020
Olympic
Paralympic
Beijing 2022
Olympic
Paralympic
Tokyo 2020
Olympic
Paralympic
Beijing 2022
Olympic
Paralympic

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Ariane Loignon Board member

Ariane Loignon

Board member

After a speed skating career that saw her take part in 10 world championships and the Calgary Winter Olympics, Ms. Loignon started coaching in 1990, and continues to advise and coach up-and-coming skaters today. In addition to this mandate, she will serve on the Board of Directors of Speed Skating Canada for four years. Professionally, she has been a sports consultant for the Ville de Lévis since 2005. She is a member of INS Québec Board of Directors since 2013.

Benoît Huot Board member

Benoît Huot

Board member

He started swimming at 8 years old and became, in the last 2 decades, one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games. Member of the Canadian national from 1998 to 2018, he won 32 medals in six World Championships, lowering more than 60 world records in his category. Benoit is always involved in various causes involving youth, healthy living, physical activity and sport. He is an ambassador for Right to Play and Jumpstart Foundation. Member of the Order of Canada and Knight of the Order of Quebec, his biggest dreams are to help our youth by inspiring them to look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their dreams. He does it well by sharing his passion for life. Board member since 20169

Bernard Petiot Board member

Bernard Petiot

Board member

Mr. Bernard Petiot was coach at the esteemed Gymnix club in Montreal from 1980 to 1998 and contributed to the development of some of our best Canadian gymnasts. He has also provided gymnastics analysis for Radio-Canada on numerous occasions during the Olympic Games. He is currently Vice-President of Casting and Performance and Creative Content at Cirque du Soleil. He holds a master’s degree in physical education studies and a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Laval University. Board member since 2016.

Francine Champoux Board member

Francine Champoux

Board member

President and partner at Strataide, Mrs. Champoux is responsible for all services offered related to strategic planning, executive coaching, research of strategic partnerships and supporting foreign leaders and investors, in addition to ensuring the successful delivery of the various mandates entrusted to the firm. A seasoned strategist and accomplished businesswoman, she is well known in the business community in Montreal. In 2005, she founded Strataide, where for more than 12 years she has worked on the success of a multitude of special projects, always inspired by a spirit of sustainable economic development and societal impact. General Manager of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation for many years, she boasts extensive expertise in philanthropy, both strategically and organizationally, and has an impressive network of contacts across the many spheres of the business world.

François Racine Vice-President<br>Executive Committee member<br>Auditing Committee member

François Racine

Vice-President
Executive Committee member
Auditing Committee member

A lawyer by training, he began his professional career in private firms, first in Sherbrooke and then in Montreal. He was performing civil and commercial litigation-some of his specialities. In 2006, he was hired as Director of Legal Affairs at Loto-Québec. As such, he negotiates, drafts, reviews and ensures compliance with contracts of all natures pertaining to the Company’s activities. New administrator.

Jean Dupré Secretary-Treasurer<br>Executive Committee member<br>Auditing Committee member

Jean Dupré

Secretary-Treasurer
Executive Committee member
Auditing Committee member

President and CEO of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal since June 2012, Mr. Dupré has worked in nonprofit management, project planning and organizational management for 30 years. Mr. Dupré was Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) after being Director General of Speed ​​Skating Canada for 15 years. Under his leadership, the largest sports organization in the country received the highest international acknowledgement in sports, the International Olympic Committee Sporting Excellence Award. A Board of Directors member of the COC for 20 years, he has extensive knowledge of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Mr. Dupré was also responsible for the implementation of the Own the Podium program as a member of the Management and Implementation Committee. Following a ministerial appointment in 2012, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Laurie Anne Bédard Board member

Laurie Anne Bédard

Board member

Co-owner and general manager of Centre sportif Gymini in Sherbrooke. Young entrepreneur who loves challenges and who has revolved around sport for several years. She was a member of the National Synchronized Swimming Team and a member of the Canada Games team in 2007. She is a speaker for the Jouez gagnant! program. Ms. Bédard was a finalist of the Reconnaissance Estrie gala in 2018-2019 and was named in the Futurpreneur awards “Entrepreneur of the year in Canada” category in 2018 and was awarded a scholarship from the Québec ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation in 2019. Board member since 2019.

Marie Pinsonneault Board member

Marie Pinsonneault

Board member

Madame Pinsonneault is President of Optimum Talent, Eastern Canada. Leader and distinguished businesswoman, Marie Pinsonneault is known for her leadership, her contagious energy and her innovative spirit. With nearly 35 years of solid business experience in Montreal, she has more specifically been working in human resources and talent consulting since 2006. She previously managed an array of companies and business units in media and intellectual property and held various executive roles with several renowned organizations. In 1984, she founded her own business Intelpro, specializing in database and digital information, which was subsequently acquired by Thomson Corp. in 1991. She remained an executive at the organization until 1997. She then took on various leadership roles in the media industry, including the position of New Media and Business Development Executive Director at Radio-Canada.

Nathalie Joncas, FICA, FSA, ASC Board member

Nathalie Joncas, FICA, FSA, ASC

Board member

As an actuary and director, Nathalie Joncas advises the Executive Committee of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) and its affiliated organizations on their strategic policies in regard to financial matters. She has over 30 years of experience as an actuarial consultant. She began her career at the consulting firm MLH A in 1989, where she specialized in pension plans. In 1995, she joined CSN where she became a senior consultant on pension and social program funding issues. In 2005, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan and was involved in all stages of its implementation. She continues to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Working Party on Private Pensions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Retraite Québec. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. She also holds the designation of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC).

Tom Quinn Chair Executive<br>Committee member<br>Nomination Committee member

Tom Quinn

Chair Executive
Committee member
Nomination Committee member

After a 36-year career with Sports Experts and the Forzani Group (FGL Sports), including a decade as the group’s president and CEO, Mr. Quinn currently heads the QSM Group, which manages investments in retail businesses in Canada and the US. A former elite badminton player, he has been a director of a number of Québec sport organizations. Today he is Chairman of the Canada Games Board of Directors and governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. He joined the INS Québec Board of Directors in 2013.

Yann Paquet Board member

Yann Paquet

Board member

For more than 20 years, Yann Paquet has worked in the media sector, where he is well-known for his leadership, his sense of innovation and his many achievements. He is currently Vice-President for Strategy and International Business at Québecor Content. He oversees the acquisition of foreign programs, the development of cinema in Quebec, international distribution and the financing of programs for all Groupe TVA channels and Vidéotron platforms. Yann also worked for Radio-Canada for almost ten years. After starting out as a sports journalist, he was one of the architects of the public broadcaster’s digital division, where he was responsible for the sports department. He also launched the Radio-Canada/CBC Amateur Sports website and has coordinated coverage of many major sporting events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Canada Games, and numerous world championships and world cups in various disciplines. Yann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a graduate degree in International Journalism from Université Laval and the École supérieure de journalisme in Lille, France.