Board of directors

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Normand Legault
Chair of the Board as of September 16, 2015

Appointed July 26, 2010
Nominating entity: 
The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Normand Legault is a corporate director and consultant. He was President of GPF1 Inc., the company responsible for organizing the Formula One Grand Prix du Canada, from 1996 to 2008. Over the course of his career, Mr. Legault has held a wide range of senior executive roles in the fields of marketing, event promotion and professional sports, including that of Vice-President, Marketing and Administration of the Montréal Alouettes Football Club.

 

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Robert Bouchard
Director, Chair of the Capital Investment and Environment Committee  

Appointed May 5, 2008
Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Robert Bouchard is a corporate director. Over the course of his career, he served as a senior executive with Bell Canada and Bell Canada International, holding such positions as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the latter company. He has extensive operations experience in major projects management, both nationally and internationally, as well as in management and performance assessment of capital investments programs.

 

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Jean-Jacques Bourgeault
Director, member of the Audit Committee

Appointed May 5, 2008 
Nominating entity: main air carriers operating at Montréal–Trudeau

Jean-Jacques Bourgeault is a corporate director and executive coach. He spent more than 25 years with Air Canada, holding various executive roles in labour relations, marketing and sales, including the position of Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. After retiring from Air Canada, he worked for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

 

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Patricia Curadeau-Grou
Director, member of the Audit Committee

Appointed March 10, 2016

Nominating entity: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal

A career banker and graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Patricia Curadeau-Grou worked for nearly 25 years at National Bank of Canada. She was, among others, strategic advisor to the President, Senior Vice-President of Risk Management and, prior to that, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, Finance, Risk Management and Treasury. She also worked at Laurentian Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Canada. In addition to Aéroports de Montréal, she sits on the boards of Cogeco Cable, Uni-Sélect and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. A sought-after conference speaker and expert in finance and risk management, she is involved in various social organizations, including Société du musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal and Plan International Canada.

 

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Jean Pierre Desrosiers
Director, Chair of the Audit Committee

Appointed November 30, 2010 by the Aéroports de Montréal Board of Directors

Jean-Pierre Desrosiers, FCPA, FCA, is a chartered accountant. Currently a strategic advisor at PSB Boisjoli, he was previously a chartered accountant and partner with the firms Clarkson Gordon and KPMG. From 1998 to 2007, he was Managing Partner of the Montréal office of KPMG and, later, Canadian Managing Partner, Markets. In that capacity he was responsible for the firm’s communications, marketing and business development strategies in Canada.

 

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José P. Dorais
Director, member of the Gouvernance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed July 21, 2016
Nominating entity: Government of Québec

A member in the Montreal office of the Miller Thomson law firm, José P. Dorais is a specialist in business law, administrative law and sustainable development law. During his career, he was also a member of numerous Boards.

 

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Yves Filion
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environment Committee

Appointed May 4, 2011
Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Yves Filion is an engineer, corporate director and consultant. He spent 35 years with Hydro-Québec, occupying several management positions in power generation, transportation and distribution as well as corporate processes. During his career, he served as Associate General Manager as well as President of the utility’s Distribution and Trans-Énergie divisions.

 

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Hélène V. Gagnon
Director, member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed November 29, 2014 by the Government of Canada

Hélène V. Gagnon, a lawyer and public affairs specialist, is Vice-President, Public Affairs and Global Communications of CAE.  Before, she was Vice-President of Bombardier Aerospace from 2006 until late August 2014. She was on the Board of Directors of Aero Montréal and the Air Transport Action Group, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada in 2012-2013.  Ms. Gagnon holds degrees in civil law (B.C.L.) and common law (LL.B.) from McGill University, as well as a master’s degree in public administration and public policy (M.Sc.) from the London School of Economics.

 

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Mélanie Kau
Director, member of the Gouvernance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed December 13, 2013

Nominating entity: The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal

Mélanie Kau is a corporate director.  She was Co-President of Naturiste until June 2015. She previously held several executive positions including President of Mobilia Interiors Inc., a family-run furniture and home décor retailer. Ms. Kau has a Master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago as well as an MBA from Concordia University.

 

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Danielle Laberge
Director, member of the Audit Committee

Appointed May 4, 2011
Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Danielle Laberge is a full professor in the Department of Management and Technology of the Université du Québec à Montréal School of Management, where she teaches project team management, leadership and organizational governance. During her academic career, Ms. Laberge has served as Interim Rector, Vice-Rector (Academic) and Executive Vice-Rector and Vice-Rector of Teaching, Research and Creation at Université du Québec à Montréal.

 

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Robert Lefebvre
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environment Committee

Appointed March 10, 2016

Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Robert Lefebvre has more than 20 years of experience in the management of venture capital and development funds. From 2003 to 2015, he was President of the Conseil local de développement de Laval, which he co-founded in 1998. An entrepreneur, he founded and headed from 1987 to 2013 a tech company that specialized in municipal IT consulting. He is very active in the Laval community, having held various senior management positions at the Chambre de commerce de Laval. He has also been President of the Association des centres locaux de développement du Québec.

 

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Mario Messier
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environment Committee

Appointed September 9, 2009
Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montreal

Mario Messier is an entrepreneur, manager and developer of real estate projects in Québec and Florida. The President of Groupe Messier, Savard et Associés has set up and chaired several boards of directors. In the past 30 years, through his holding companies, he has headed several private firms, developing and repositioning hotel, industrial, commercial and residential properties. He is also very socially engaged, having directed many funding campaigns for charitable and humanitarian organizations, hospitals and research centres. 

 

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Pierre Pilote
Director, Chair of the Governance & Human Resources Committee

Appointed January 24, 2008 by the Government of Canada

Me. Pierre Pilote is a lawyer and Partner with the Montréal-based firm Gowling WLG (Canada). He was called to the Québec Bar in November 1988, and mainly practices labour and employment law. He is also a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et relations industrielles agréés du Québec. 

 

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Danielle Poudrette
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environment Committee

Appointed November 30, 2010
Nominating entity: main air carriers operating at Montréal–Trudeau

Danielle Poudrette holds an MBA from McGill University and is a member of the Québec Order of CPAs. Her career has included 20 years in various executive roles at Air Canada, including Vice-President, International, and Vice-President, Marketing. She played a key role during the air carrier’s restructuring, as Vice-President, Corporate Initiatives, and Senior Vice-President, Business Strategy – Air Canada Technical Services. Prior to working in the aviation industry she held various positions with St. Lawrence Cement (Holcim) and National Bank of Canada. 

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Philippe Rainville
Director, President and CEO

Appointed ex-officio by the Aéroports de Montréal Board of Directors

President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017, Philippe Rainville joined the Aéroports de Montréal team in January 2008 as Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. He was responsible for strategic planning, financial management, information technology, procurement and property management. From April 2014 to December 2016, he was Vice President, Planning, Engineering and Construction.