Council of Governors

Thanks to its strong community support, Centraide of Greater Montreal has created a Council of Governors made up of individuals who contribute their knowledge and talent to either the Board of Directors, the Campaign Cabinet, or the Allocations and Agency Relations Committee (AARC).

The mandate of the Council of Governors is to:
  • Advise Centraide's administration about Centraide's future and its role in the community.
  • Promote Centraide's mission in the Greater Montreal community.

Governor Emeritus

Paul Desmarais Jr.

Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada


Members of the Council of Governors:

Louis Audet

President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco and Cogeco Communications

Pierre Beaudoin

Executive Chairman of the Board, Bombardier

André Bérard

Corporate Director

Nathalie Bernier

Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer, PSP Investments

Guy Bisaillon

Retired from Scotiabank

André Bisson

Chairman of the Board of Directors, CIRANO

Nicole Boily

Consultant on Social Development

Jacques Bougie

Corporate Director

Sophie Brochu

President and Chief Executive Officer, Énergir

Stephen Bronfman

Executive Chairman, Claridge

Robert E. Brown

Corporate Director

James C. Cherry

President and Chief Executive Officer, Aéroports de Montréal

John E. Cleghorn

Retired from Royal Bank of Canada

Ronald L. Corey

Alban D’Amours

Retired from Desjardins Group

Jean-François de Grandpré


Lili de Grandpré

President, CenCEO Consulting

Claude Delâge

Vice President of Business Outreach, Desjardins Capital

Jean-Guy Desjardins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Capital Corporation

Robert Doré

Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

Richard Drouin

Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

R. Lamar Durrett

W. Brian Edwards

Corporate Director

Richard B. Evans

Independent Director, CGI

Bergman Fleury

Education and Intercultural Relations Adviser

Mitch Garber

Chairman of Cirque du Soleil

Pierre Gauthier


Jean-Paul Gourdeau

Norman Hébert, jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Park Avenue

Catherine Hooper

Yvon Jean

David L. Johnston

Danielle Laberge

Professor, Department of Management and Technology, UQAM

Eric R. La Flèche

President and Chief Executive Officer, METRO

Jacques Lamarre

Strategic Advisor, Jacques Lamarre Management

Marie Josée Lamothe

President, Tandem International Inc.

Roger D. Landry

Lucien Lavallière

Jean-Claude Leclerc


Claude Léger

Vice-President, Project Development, Macogep

Monique F. Leroux

President, International Co-operative Alliance

Elliott Lifson

Vice Chairman, Peerless Clothing

Brian M. Levitt

Vice-Chair, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Andrew Lutfy

President and CEO, Groupe Dynamite and Carbonleo

Isabelle Marcoux

Chair of the Board, TC Transcontinental

Rémi Marcoux

Founder and Board Member, TC Transcontinental

Éric Martel

President and CEO, Hydro-Québec

Richard J. McConomy

Owner, The Richard McConomy Conflicts Resolution Center

L. Jacques Ménard, O.C., O.Q.

Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec

Pierre Michaud

Chairman of the Board, Capital GVR

Andrew Molson

Chairman, RES PUBLICA Consulting Group

Pierre Monahan

Corporate Director, GMP

Yvon Monette

Retiree, Santé et services sociaux

Jean C. Monty

Corporate Director

Brian M. Mulroney

Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Heather Munroe-Blum

Corporate Director

Irene Nattel

Managing Director, Global Equity Research, RBC Capital Markets

R. Jeffrey Orr

President and Chief Executive Officer, Power Financial Corporation

Gilles P. Ouimet

Retired from Pratt & Whitney Canada

Marc Parent

President and Chief Executive Officer, CAE

Madwa-Nika Phanord-Cadet

Conseillère en politiques, Cabinet du ministre de l'Innovation, des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Jocelyn Proteau

Corporate Director

Réal Raymond

Corporate Director

Jacques Régis

Chair of the Board, Dynamo ressource en mobilisation des collectivités

Richard J. Renaud

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TNG Corporation

Claire Richer Leduc


Louis L. Roquet

Chief Executive Officer, Cevital Group

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Vice-Chairman, Power Corporation of Canada

Michael E. Roach

President and Chief Executive Officer, CGI.

Michael J. Sabia

President and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Céline Saint-Pierre

Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, UQAM

Guy Saint-Pierre

Yves Sanssouci

Consultant, Yves Sanssouci Counselling

Lino A. Saputo, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Saputo

Charles Sirois

Chairman of the Board, Telesystem

Larry W. Smith


Norman M. Steinberg

Global Vice-Chairman, Norton Rose Fulbright, and Chairman, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Paul M. Tellier

Corporate Director

Louis Vachon

Chief Executive Officer, National Bank

Thierry Vandal

President, Axium Infrastructure US

Lynton R. Wilson

Chairman, The Wilson Foundation