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Governance

Governance

Loto-Québec subscribes to the principles of good governance. Our Board of Directors ensures that we are in compliance with the many laws applicable to us, including the Act respecting the governance of state-owned enterprises.

Supported by the Governance and Ethics Committee's recommendations, our directors ensure that the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct for Directors and Managers of Loto-Québec and Its Subsidiaries [in french only, PDF – 321 KB] and the Code of Ethics for Loto-Québec Employees and its Subsidiaries [in French only, PDF – 193 KB] respect the best practices.

The Board and its committees perform their roles within four broad decision-making axes: governance, finances, strategy and human resources management. Along with sound risk management and agreement between management and the Board of Directors, these pillars form the basis of the Corporation's smooth operation.

Board of Directors

Loto-Québec's Board of Directors is composed of 12 members who were all named by the government. They are all independent members, except the Loto-Québec President and CEO.

Ann MacDonald, Montréal

ASC, PMP

Chairwoman of Loto-Québec's Board of Directors

Chief Operating Officer, BONE Structure

Appointment: June 27, 2021

End of term: June 26, 2025

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee; interim member of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee; interim member of the Human Resources and Culture Committee; and member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Ann MacDonald's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

In addition to having a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal, Ann MacDonald is a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute of Pennsylvania and an Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. Ms. MacDonald spent 17 years at Bombardier Transportation, where she successively held the positions of director and senior director in fields such as project management, sales, business development, communications and public affairs. In her seven years as Vice-President of Business Development and Sales, she used her solid negotiating skills to oversee all activities in Canada and across America. In 2018, she was the senior advisor for VIA Rail’s fleet replacement program. Ms. MacDonald has been a member of numerous associations and forums, including the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. From 2010 to 2018, she was a member of both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of the CHU Sainte-Justine and sits on the Board of Aéroports de Montréal, where she also chairs the Development and Innovation Committee. Since 2019, Ms. MacDonald has been bringing her extensive experience in strategic operational growth management and business development to BONE Structure as Chief Operating Officer.

Jean-François Bergeron, Montréal

President and CEO, Loto-Québec

Appointment: May 31, 2021

End of term: May 30, 2026

See Jean-François Bergeron's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

In 2021, Jean-François Bergeron was appointed President and CEO of Loto-Québec. His entrepreneurial spirit had previously enabled him to oversee the launch of the Société québécoise du cannabis in 2018 and serve as its President and CEO. Prior to that, he had served as Vice‑President of Information Technology (IT) at the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), where his strategic leadership skills enabled him to successfully steer an ambitious business plan.

With over 25 years in leadership roles, Mr. Bergeron has acquired expert insight into IT management in the manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and professional services sectors. His first IT management position was with Cascades. By 2014, he was overseeing all global IT operations at WSP Global. He was also Vice-President and CEO for IT at Astral Media as well as at Kruger, where he headed up IT and supply chain operations for the Tissue Group, in England, for three years.

Holding a bachelor’s degree in business computing and having a strong background in tech strategy implementation, digital transformation, and organizational transformation, Mr. Bergeron has had a broad and varied career path. This has allowed him to develop an in-depth understanding of organizations, which he has capitalized on throughout his various mandates.

Alain Albert, Magog

Corporate Director

Reappointment: March 9, 2022

End of term: March 8, 2026

Chair of the Human Resources and Culture Committee, and member of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

See Alain Albert's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website (in French only)

Alain Albert holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Maine, a bachelor in educational and career counselling from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université de Montréal. A retired senior executive turned corporate director, Mr. Albert has over 30 years of experience in the Québec civil service. From 1981 to 2005, he worked at the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (now the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), notably as Vice-President of Partner Relations and Expertise during his last 11 years there. From 2007 to 2017, he was a member of the Board of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, where he chaired the Human Resources and Customer Service committees and sat on the Governance and Ethics Committee.

Jean-François Blais, Montréal

Corporate Director

Appointment: March 13, 2019

End of term: March 12, 2023

Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Jean-François Blais' resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Jean-François Blais graduated with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Université Laval in 1988. He has been a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) since 1991. Now retired, Mr. Blais spent close to 30 years in the insurance field and has sat on several boards. He was President and CEO of AXA Canada from 2004 to 2011, and President of Intact Insurance from 2011 to 2017. During his career, he served on the boards of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Insurance Institute of Canada. He has served on the Board of Optimum Réassurance since 2018, and on the Board of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec since 2020.

Sarine Chitilian, Montréal

Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Management

National Bank of Canada

Appointment: March 31, 2021

End of term: March 30, 2025

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

See Sarine Chitilian's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website (in French only)

Sarine Chitilian graduated from McGill University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She then worked in finance at Société Générale Group, as both Vice-President of Operational Risk and Chief of Staff. In 2014, Ms. Chitilian joined the National Bank of Canada and rose through the ranks. As Senior Manager of Business Strategy and Management, a position she has held since 2018, she oversees strategies related to risk management, organizational performance and governance. Over the years, Ms. Chitilian has volunteered with many organizations. Currently, she is actively involved in the Association of Québec Women in Finance and National Bank’s Women’s Leadership Network.

Maud Cohen, Montréal

Eng., ASC

President and CEO, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation 

Appointment: April 8, 2020

End of term: April 7, 2024

Chair of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Maud Cohen's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website

Maud Cohen earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1996. She went on to work in project management before taking up management positions at several tech firms, most notably CGI. In 2004, Ms. Cohen received an MBA from HEC Montréal. From 2009 to 2012, she was the President and official spokesperson of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Ms. Cohen also received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés in 2012. She has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation since 2014.

Marie Côté, Frelighsburg

ASC

Advisor, Business Development

Appointment: March 14, 2018

End of term: March 13, 2022*

Member of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Marie Côté's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website (in French only)

Marie Côté holds a bachelor’s degree in film studies from the Université de Montréal, where she also completed the coursework related to its master’s degree in communication sciences with a specialization in human-computer interaction (UX design). An Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, Ms. Côté has over 30 years of corporate governance experience. She chairs the Board of Directors of Jalon, and sits on the boards of Xn Québec, the Computer Research Institute of Montréal, the Mount Pinnacle Land Trust and the Agence de mobilité durable. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years of management in the entertainment sector (ARTV, Cirque du Soleil, Productions J, Radio-Canada). She was also the director of marketing at National Bank from 1987 to 1993. Since 2015, Ms. Côté has been acting as an international business development consultant for several companies in the creative industries sector, including HUB Montreal, Dpt. (design agency), Finzi Pasca, L4 Studio, Normal (retail chain), Ombrages Group and Rodeo FX.

Hugo Delorme, Montréal

ICD.D

President, MERCURE Conseil

Appointment: March 14, 2018

End of term: March 13, 2022*

Chair of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

See Hugo Delorme's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Hugo Delorme completed a master’s degree in management science at HEC Montréal in 2010 and received a diploma from the EMBA McGill–HEC program in 2016. He was both Partner and Director at NATIONAL Public Relations where he worked for over 10 years. Mr. Delorme then moved on to the Canadian National Railway (CN) where he worked as Senior Director of Corporate Services. In 2018, he founded his own consulting firm, MERCURE Conseil, which he chairs. He sits on the boards of the Société de la Place des Arts and LaSalle College. In 2020, he earned the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Dominique Gauthier, Québec

ASC

Corporate Director

Appointment: March 14, 2018

End of term: March 13, 2022*

Member of the Human Resources and Culture Committee

See Dominique Gauthier's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Dominique Gauthier holds a master’s degree in industrial relations from Université Laval. A retired senior executive turned corporate director, she began her career as a manager in the fisheries sector. She has nearly 30 years of experience in Québec’s public sector. From 1988 to 2016, she worked for the Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor where she rose to become Associate Secretary for intersectoral negotiations coordination in the public, parapublic and quasi-public sectors. In 2014, Ms. Gauthier received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. Lauded by the Government of Québec, she is sometimes called upon to sit on boards to settle disputes in the municipal sector and to provide strategic advice on labour-management relations.

Nathalie Goodwin, Montréal

LL. B., ASC

Attorney and Partner, Agence Goodwin

Reappointment: March 9, 2022

End of term: March 8, 2026

Member of the Human Resources and Culture Committee

See Nathalie Goodwin's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

A Université de Montréal law graduate and member of the Québec Bar since 1990, Nathalie Goodwin is a partner at Agence Goodwin, a company that she founded with two associates and that specializes in representing artists around the world who work in various fields. The company also launches projects internationally in a wide range of artistic endeavours. Ms. Goodwin provides legal advice on representation, development and negotiations. She is also a shareholder and director of Goodwin Management. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale Canada (ALAI Canada) from 1995 to 1998, and the Board of Directors of the Société générale de financement from 2009 to 2010. From 2008 to 2012, she has served on the Board of Directors of Alliance Films Inc. and has chaired the company’s Human Resources Committee. In 2013, she received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. She has been serving on the Board of Directors of Théâtre Outremont since July 2017.

Alain Trudeau, Montréal

FCPA, FCA

Corporate Director

Appointment: February 23, 2022

End of term: February 22, 2026

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

See Alain Trudeau's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Alain Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal in 1981. A Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, he became a partner at Ernst & Young in 1991. At this organization, he was involved in the due diligence and negotiation stages of the acquisition and sale of businesses. After heading various audit groups since 1995, he was appointed Managing Partner, Assurance for the Québec offices in 2008, a position he held until his retirement in 2019. He was also the main liaison between Ernst & Young and Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, from which he received the distinction of Lecturer Emeritus. Mr. Trudeau has extensive experience in corporate governance, ethics and risk management, which has allowed him to serve as a consulting partner to many other public and private companies, and corporate directors. He currently sits on the boards of several companies, including Theratechnologies, the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec, and Startup Montréal. 

Katy Yam, Montréal

General Manager of FounderFuel, Real Ventures

Appointment: December 16, 2020

End of term: December 15, 2024

Member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Katy Yam's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Katy Yam earned a Bachelor of Commerce with honours from McGill University in 2001. A multilingual manager, she has more than 20 years of experience leading high-performance product, business intelligence and marketing teams in both the public and private sectors, in fields such as telecommunications (Bell Canada), consumer packaged goods (Maple Leaf Foods), gaming (Loto-Québec) and artificial intelligence (Element AI). In 2020, she was appointed General Manager of FounderFuel, a venture accelerator for startups founded and supported by Real Ventures. Since 2013, she has been heading TEDxMontréal, a licensed TED event run by volunteers that aims to share Montreal-born ideas worth spreading with the world.

Corporate Secretariat

Marie-Christine Tremblay

LL. L.

Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Legal Affairs of Loto-Québec

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from McGill University, Marie-Christine Tremblay chose to pursue a law degree. She was hired by the Ministry of Justice, where she practiced law for a few years. Ms. Tremblay joined Loto-Québec in 1988 as Legal Counsel in the Corporate Legal Affairs Department. She was named Head of the Corporate Secretariat Department in 1998, and of Legal Affairs in 2006. In 2017, she was appointed General Secretary and Vice-President, Legal Affairs.

 

*When a mandate comes to term, it is extended until its renewal or until the nomination of a new member.

Executive Team

  • Jean-François Bergeron

    President and Chief Executive Officer

     

  • Isabelle Jean

    Executive Vice-President and 
    Chief Operating Officer of Lottery Games

  • Kevin G. Taylor

    Executive Vice-President and

    Chief Operating Officer of Casinos and Gaming Halls

  • Stéphane Fraser

    Executive Vice-President and

    Chief Operating Officer of Gaming Establishments

  • Denis Daly

    Corporate Vice-President and

    Chief Officer of Digital Transformation and Technology 

  • Sylvain Carrier

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Talent and Culture

  • Michel Gasse

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Real Estate

  • Benoit Lefrançois

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Responsible Gambling, Communications, and Social Responsibility

  • Marie-Claude Tremblay

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Finance and Administration

  • Marie-Christine Tremblay

    Corporate Secretary and

    Vice-President of Legal Affairs

     

  • Alphonse M. Galluccio

    Acting Vice-President of

    Internal Auditing and Entreprise Risk Management