Traversiers

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors

Mr Gilles Demers

Mr Demers has had a long career in Quebec’s public office, working successively at the Finance Ministry, the Executive Committee (Priorities Committee Secretariat) as well as at the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade (MEDIE). Holding multiple management roles, most notably as assistant deputy-minister in 1997 before being named deputy-minister of the MEDIE in 2005. Economic development has played an important role in his professional career. Still active, despite retiring in 2010, Mr Demers has completed several mandates over the last few years. He has presided over the Commission nationale sur la participation au marché du travail des travailleuses et travailleurs expérimentés de 55 ans et plus. At the request of the Minister of Education, he also presided over the Joint Committee on School Transportation. Mindful of sharing his experience, he created and taught a class under the programme for post-graduate studies in economic development at the University of Laval. Finally, he is president of the Audit Committee for the Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion. Mr Demers holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Sherbrooke.

Mrs Annie Fournier

Mrs Fournier is general director of the Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité de la région de Matane. For the last ten years, she has also been responsible, by mandate, for the Service de développement économique de la Ville de Matane. She has over fifteen years experience in regional economic development as well as in supporting and financing businesses, most notably as general director, financial analyst and advisor. Member of multiple Boards of Directors for private companies and organisations for the region of Matane, she also collaborates with various committees. Mrs Fournier holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in marketing from the University of Sherbrooke.

Mr Stéphane Lafaut

Named interim president-director general of the STQ in February 2019, Mr Lafaut began his career with the Canadian Armed Forces in which he served 33 years. During these years, he held a number of operational and administrative posts and became Brigadier-General. In July 2016, he was named deputy-minister associated to the Transport Minister of Quebec (then known as the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification) where he managed territorial operations and coordinated the civil security for the entire ministry. He is a member of the Order of Military Merit and received the Meritorious Service Cross for his service in Afghanistan. Mr Lafaut has a certificate in administration, a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in defence studies as well as a Master of Arts in security and defence management and policy.

Mrs Mélanie Leblanc

Director, Mrs Leblanc has worked at the Maritime Institute of Quebec since 2008. Over the last 20 years, she has acquired solid competencies working in the maritime industry. She also chairs the Executive Committee, is on the Board of Directors for Reformar and is a volunteer for various fundraisers for the ACEQ. Mrs Leblanc holds a diploma in navigation from the Maritime Institute of Quebec in Rimouski and in humanities from Cégep de Sherbrooke.

Mrs Nancy Leblanc 

Emeritus lawyer of the Quebec Bar Association, Mrs Leblanc has been practicing for nearly 25 years. She received her law degree from the University of Laval in 1994 and has worked as a lawyer and mediator in civil and commercial affairs. Previously, president of the Bar Association in Côte-Nord, she is today associate at Leblanc Dostie avocats, and acts as an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Mr Hugo Legris Tremblay 

Internal auditor at the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec since 2016, Mr Legris Tremblay has worked for many renowned companies over the years. Before joining Desjardins, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants, he has completed post graduate studies in public accountancy, holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in science administration (accounting).

Mr Jean-François Mongeau

Jean-François Mongeau brings around 20 years of accounting and finance experience to the table. He is a chartered professional accountant and member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and a certified business administrator and member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec. Mr. Mongeau is currently Director of Financial Resources for the Commission scolaire de Montréal. His former roles include Director of Financial Resources and Information Technology at the Cégep de Sorel-Tracy, senior partner with a management consulting firm, and partner and information technology officer with a firm of chartered accountants. Mr. Mongeau sits on the advisory committee of the FEI Canada research institute and is a member of the capstone module assessment panel for candidates aspiring to chartered professional accountant certification with the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. Mr. Mongeau has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from HEC Montréal, an Executive MBA in management accounting from Université du Québec à Montréal and an Executive MBA in multinational and multicultural business management from Université Paris-Dauphine. 

Mr Pascal Tessier-Fleury

Member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants, Mr Tessier-Fleury has been vice-president of finance at Petal Solutions Inc. since 2015. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in different organizations in both finance and accounting. Mr Tessier-Fleury holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and an accounting license from Quebec’s Laval University.

Committees

Audit
Mr Pascal Tessier-Fleury, président
Mrs Annie Fournier
Mr Jean-François Mongeau

Human Resources and Customer Service
Mrs Mélanie Leblanc, présidente
Mrs Nancy Leblanc
Mr Gilles Demers

Governance and Ethics
Mrs Mélanie Leblanc, présidente
Mr Gilles Demers
Mr Hugo Legris Tremblay