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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 [PDF – 201 KB] and the Code of Ethics for Loto-Québec Employees and its Subsidiaries [in French only, PDF – 449 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.

Hélène F. Fortin, Montréal

FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Chairwoman of Loto-Québec's Board of Directors

Partner, LF&B CPA inc.

Mandate renewed: June 27, 2017

End of term: June 26, 2021

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

Learn more about Hélène F. Fortin (in French only)

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 practising public accounting for more than 30 years. A member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (OCPAQ), she sat on 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 for more than 30 years, all the while teaching accounting and certification in several Québec universities. She sits on numerous boards of major corporations and a variety of organizations, including Concordia University, the Institute of Corporate Directors (Québec section), the USB Bank and VoiceAge, as a chairwoman or presiding over the 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

Mandate renewed: February 27, 2019

End of term: May 31, 2021

Learn more about Lynne Roiter (in French only)

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 practised her profession as lawyer at the Commission des droits de la personne, the Régie de l’assurance automobile du Québec and in private practice. From November 1996 to May 31, 2017, she has served as Loto-Québec’s Corporate Secretary and Vice-President of Legal Affairs. Ms. Roiter has been President and Chief Executive Officer since May 31, 2017, a role she had been filling on an acting basis since August 2016. 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

Learn more about Alain Albert (in French only)

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 director, 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 (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.

Donald M. Bastien, Montréal

Corporate Director

Mandate renewed : June 7, 2017

End of term: June 6, 2020

Chairman of the Governance and Ethics Committee and member of the Audit Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Learn more about Donald M. Bastien (in French only)

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 Governors of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. He was also chairperson of RC média’s Advisory Board and sat on the boards of directors of numerous television networks including Canada Live News Agency from 2002 to 2012, TQS from 2001 to 2008, and Canal Évasion from 2001 to 2005.

Jean-François Blais, Montréal

Corporate Director

Appointment: March 13, 2019

End of term: March 12, 2023

Member of the Audit Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Learn more about Jean-François Blais (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 and the Casualty Actuarial Society 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 been a board member of Optimum Réassurance since 2018.

Maud Cohen, Montréal

ASC

President and CEO

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

Appointment: April 8, 2020

End of term: April 8, 2024

 

See Maud Cohen's resumé on the Governement of Québec 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 earned the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (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, Montréal

ASC

Advisor, Business Development

Appointment: March 14, 2018

End of term: March 13, 2022

Member of the Audit Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Learn more about Marie Côté (in French only)

Marie Côté holds a bachelor’s degree in film studies from the Université de Montréal, where she also completed master’s training in communication sciences with a specialization in human-computer interaction (UX design). Certified as an Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) by Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs in 2013, Ms. Côté has over 20 years of corporate governance experience, including a mandate as Chair of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec’s Board of Directors. Ms. Côté currently sits on the boards of the evenko foundation, Jalon Mtl and the Computer Research Institute of Montréal. Her professional experience includes more than 30 years in media, marketing and communications management (National Bank, Société Radio-Canada) and entertainment-sector business development (Cirque du Soleil, Productions J, ICI ARTV, ICI EXPLORA). Since 2015, Ms. Côté has acted as a business development and international relations advisor to several companies in creative industries, including Compagnia Finzi Pasca and Rodeo FX.

Hugo Delorme, Montréal

President

MERCURE Conseil

Appointment: March 14, 2018

End of term: March 13, 2022

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

Learn more about Hugo Delorme (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 created his own consulting firm, MERCURE Conseil. He sits on the boards of the Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal and LaSalle College, and is Vice-President of the Fondation de la Place des Arts.

Dominique Gauthier, Québec

ASC

Corporate Director

Appointment: March 14, 2018

End of term: March 13, 2022

Member of the Human Resources Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Learn more about Dominique Gauthier (in French only)

Dominique Gauthier holds a master’s degree in industrial relations from Université Laval. A retired 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 inter-sectoral negotiations coordination in the public, parapublic and near-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. Recognized by the Government of Québec, she may sit on boards to settle disputes in the municipal sector.

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 Governance and Ethics Committee, the Commercial Affairs Committee and the Audit Committee

Learn more about Nathalie Goodwin (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 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 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, 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. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Théâtre Outremont (since July 2017), and the Board of Directors of the National Theatre School of Canada (since October 2018).

Ann MacDonald, Beaconsfield

ASC, PMP

Chief Operating Officer, BONE Structure

Appointment: March 13, 2019

End of term: March 12, 2023

Member of the Human Resources Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Learn more about Ann MacDonald (in French only)

In addition to holding 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 lends her vast experience managing strategic business growth and commercial development to BONE Structure as COO.

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 Governance and Ethics Committee, the Human Resources Committee and the Commercial Affairs Committee

Learn more about Anie Perrault (in French only)

An attorney by training, Anie Perrault is currently the Executive Manager of BIOQuébec and a part-time member (administrative judge) of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. In February 2013, she became an Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (certified corporate director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. Ms. Perrault has been a member of the board for Génome Québec since 2016 and is currently Chair of the board. She also sits on the boards of the Université de Sherbrooke and the Fondation Jeanne-Mance. She ran her own communications agency, Communications Anie Perrault, from 2006 to 2010 and was municipal councillor for Bromont from 2009 to 2015. From 2001 to 2006, she was Vice-President of Communications at Genome Canada. She was also previously National Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Perrault served as Press Secretary, Director of Communications and Senior Advisor to the Right Honourable Joe Clark. She has also been a policy advisor to elected federal representatives and practised law in Montréal at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg from 1992 to 1995.

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.

The Management

  • Lynne Roiter

    President and Chief Executive Officer

     

  • Isabelle Jean

    President of Operations
    Lotteries

    Vice President
    Public Affairs

  • Kevin G. Taylor

    President of Operations

    Société des casinos du Québec

  • Stéphane Fraser

    President of Operations

    Société des établissements de jeux du Québec

  • Denis Daly

    Corporate Vice President

    Information Technologies

  • Michel Lalonde

    Corporate Vice President

    Talent and Culture

  • Michel Gasse

    Corporate Vice President

    Real Estate

  • Benoit Lefrançois

    Corporate Vice President

    Responsible Gambling, Communications and Social Commitment

  • Johanne Rock

    Corporate Vice President

    Finance and Administration

  • Marie-Christine Tremblay

    Corporate Secretary

    Vice President

    Legal Affairs

  • Bruno Marcil

    Corporate Director

    Internal Auditing and Entreprise Risk Management