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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 for Loto-Québec Employees and its Subsidiaries [in French only, PDF – 288 KB] respects 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 10 members who were all named by the government. They are all independent members, except the Loto-Québec President and CEO.

Hélène F. Fortin, Montréal

FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Loto-Québec

Partner, LF&B CPA inc.

Mandate renewed: June 27, 2017

End of term: June 26, 2021

Chairwoman of the Commercial Affairs Committee and member of the Audit Committee, the Human Resources Committee, and the Governance and Ethics Committee

Holding a graduate degree in Public Accounting with honours from McGill University, Hélène F. Fortin also earned a magna cum laude Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialization in accounting and finance from Concordia University. She became a chartered accountant in 1982 and earned the title of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2006 after completing the Directors Education Program. She has been practicing public accounting for more than 30 years. A member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (OCPAQ), she was a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants from 2006 to 2009, and has assisted the association’s Interprovincial Board of Evaluators since 1982. She has sat on numerous boards since 2003 and has chaired various auditing, governance, human resources, finance and retirement fund management committees. She actively contributes to training on the governance of corporations and boards of directors as an author, guest speaker and workshop leader. Ms. Fortin earned the title of Fellow of the OCPAQ in February 2010.

Lynne Roiter, Montréal

President and CEO of Loto-Québec

Nomination: August 8, 2016

End of term: May 31, 2019

 

A graduate of Université Laval’s Law Faculty and member of the Québec Bar since 1972, Lynne Roiter joined Loto-Québec in 1985 as Director of Legal Affairs. Prior to that, she practiced her profession as lawyer at the Commission des droits de la personne, the Régie de l’assurance automobile du Québec and in private practice. Since November 1996, she has served as Loto-Québec’s Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Legal Affairs. She is also Corporate Secretary of the World Lottery Association, an organization comprised of more than 140 public lottery corporations from some 80 different countries around the world.

Alain Albert, Magog

Corporate Director

Mandate renewed: June 7, 2017

End of term: June 6, 2021

Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and member of the Commercial Affairs Committee

Alain Albert holds a Master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Maine, a Bachelor’s degree with specialization 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 administrator, Mr. Albert has accumulated 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, notably as Vice President of Partner Relations and Expertise during his last 11 years there. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Board of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, where he chairs the Human Resources and Customer Service committees and sits on the Governance and Ethics Committee.

Donald M. Bastien, Montréal

Corporate Director

Mandate renewed : June 7, 2017

End of term: June 6, 2020

Member of the Human Resources Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

After studying marketing at the Manitoba Institute of Technology, Donald M. Bastien began his career in the telecommunications sector. From 1972 to 2012, he successively occupied the positions of Radio and Television Sales Director, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Sales as well as Senior Vice President and General Manager at the CTV Television Network. In addition to being a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of the Mental Illness Foundation, Mr. Bastien sits on the Board of Directors and the Board of Governers of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and chairs RC média’s Advisory Board. He also sat on the boards of directors of numerous television networks including Canada Live News Agency Inc. from 2002 to 2012, TQS from 2001 to 2008 and Canal Évasion from 2001 to 2005.

Lynda Durand, Montréal

ASC

Co-President and Co-Owner, Productions Ostar inc.

Mandate renewed: June 7, 2017

End of term: June 6, 2020

Chairwoman of the Governance and Ethics Committee, and member of the Commercial Affairs Committee

Lynda Durand holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1984. With over 25 years of experience in the legal field, Me Durand worked in private practice in Sherbrooke from 1986 to 1990. In addition to her practice, she taught negotiation techniques at the École du Barreau. From 1990 to 1997, she was Vice President of Legal Services, Communications and Material Resources at the Government of Québec’s Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail. Since 1997, Me Durand has been Co-President of the Ostar inc. television production company. She is the first woman to chair the Board of Directors of the Université de Sherbrooke since the institution was founded. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Her sense of service led her to join the Board of Governors of the Canadian Red Cross. Moreover, in January 2014, she was named by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport to a task force studying concussions. In 2013, she received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.

Jean André Élie, Montréal

Corporate Director

Appointment: November 23, 2011

End of term: November 22, 2015*

Member of the Audit Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Jean André Élie holds an MBA from Western Ontario University, a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Québec Bar. He is also a member of the Québec chapters of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Institute of Internal Auditors. During his career, he has held the position of General Manager of a Canadian bank wholly owned by the Société Générale (France) and member of Hydro-Québec’s Executive Committee and Chairman of its Finance and Audit committees. He was also Vice President and Director of Government Services and Corporate Services at Burns Fry Limited (today known as BMO Nesbitt Burns). Mr. Élie sits on the boards of directors at Alimentation Couche-Tard inc., the Institute of Internal Auditors of Canada and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM). After almost 50 years of volunteering for the OSM, he was awarded the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Volunteerism in the Performing Arts in 2011.

Nathalie Goodwin, Montréal

LL.B., ASC

Attorney and Partner, Agence Goodwin

Mandate renewed: June 7, 2017

End of term: June 6, 2021

Member of the Human Resources Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

A Université de Montréal law graduate and member of the Québec Bar since 1990, Nathalie Goodwin is a partner at Agence Goodwin, a company she founded with two associates and which specializes in representing artists who work in various fields on all continents. 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 the Compagnie des Deux Chaises inc. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale Canada from 1995 to 1998 and, from 2009 to 2010, of the Société générale de financement. 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.

Mel Hoppenheim, Montréal

C.M.

Corporate Director

Mandate renewed: November 23, 2011

End of term: November 22, 2014*

Member of the Governance and Ethics Committee, and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Mel Hoppenheim is a leading figure in the movie industry, both in Québec and throughout the rest of Canada. He founded Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, which enrols more than 500 students each year. Mr. Hoppenheim holds an honorary doctorate from Concordia University. He is also one of the co-founders of the Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS). Involved in the funding of numerous charitable and community organizations, he sits on the boards of the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. In 2015, Mr. Hoppenheim was invested into the Order of Canada (C.M.).

Serge LeBel, Québec City

ASC

Attorney, BCF LLP

Mandate renewed: November 23, 2011

End of term: November 22, 2014*

Member of the Governance and Ethics Committee, and the Commercial Affairs Committee

A Université Laval law graduate since 1982, member of the Québec Bar since 1983 and an Administrateur de sociétés certifiés (ASC) (certified corporate director) by the Collège des sociétés since 2008, Serge LeBel specializes in litigation and business law. A member of several boards of directors and corporate advisory boards, Me LeBel has always been actively involved in community affairs, within organizations such as the Fondation Québec Jeunes, the Canadian Red Cross in Québec, the YWCA de Québec, the École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec, the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship, as well as the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec's Institut du mentorat entrepreneurial. He has also been an active member of the Lions Club since 1985.

Anie Perrault, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

LL.L., ASC

Executive Manager, BIOQuébec

Mandate renewed: June 7, 2017

End of term: June 6, 2020

Member of the Human Resources Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

An attorney by training, Anie Perrault is currently Executive Manager of BIOQuébec and a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. She was a city councillor for the Ville de Bromont from 2009 to 2015. In February 2013, Ms. Perrault received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. She sits on the Board of the Théâtre de l’Opsis and on the Research Ethics Committee of Genome Québec. From 2006 to 2011, she was President of her own communications firm, Communications Anie Perrault, and from 2001 to 2006, she held the position of Vice President of Communications at Genome Canada. Previously, she was National Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Perrault was Press Officer, Director of Communications and Senior Advisor to the Right Honourable Joe Clark. Additionally, she was Policy Advisor to various Members of Parliament from 1989 to 1992 and from 1995 to 1998. From 1992 to 1995, Ms. Perrault practised law in Montréal at Davis Ward Phillips & Vineberg.

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

The Management

Lynne Roiter

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Isabelle Jean

President of Operations
Lotteries

Vice President
Public Affairs

Kevin Taylor

President of Operations

Société des casinos du Québec

François Tremblay

President of Operations

Société des établissements de jeux du Québec

Denis Daly

Corporate Vice President

Information Technologies

André Dumouchel

Corporate Vice President

Human Resources

Michel Gasse

Corporate Vice President

Real Estate

Guylaine Rioux

Corporate Vice President

Responsible Gambling, Communications and Social Commitment

Johanne Rock

Corporate Vice President

Finance and Administration

Marie-Christine Tremblay

Corporate Secretary

Vice Presidente

Legal Affairs

Luc Lavoie

Acting Corporate Director

Internal Auditing and Entreprise Risk Management