Established pursuant to the National Museums Act, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a state-owned enterprise administered by a 15-member board of directors. The majority of the members are qualified as independent directors as set out in the Act Respecting the Governance of State-owned Enterprises. The composition of the board of directors respects parity between men and women and ensures the presence of members from diverse communities and members aged under 35 years at time of their appointment, in order to reflect Québec society.

The directors are appointed upon recommendation of the minister, taking account of the skills and experience profile (in French only) established by the board and following consultation with socio-economic and cultural organizations, including organizations with an interest in museology.

Consult the table cross-referencing the skills (in French only) and experience profiles of members and the composition of the board of directors.

Board Members

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon

Chair

Appointed to the Board of Directors on October 27, 2021 – 1st four-year term – and Appointed Chair on June 29, 2022
Ex officio member of all MAC committees

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon is vice-president, responsible for the Legal Affairs’ Investment team at Ivanhoé Cambridge, which manages investments and transactions on both the national and international scale. She has recognized expertise in managing issues and risks associated with complex projects involving diverse public and private stakeholders. A graduate from the Université de Montréal and McGill University, Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon started her private practice in Montreal at a Canadian law firm following which she joined an English law firm at its Paris office. In addition to her law degree, she holds a certificate in negotiation from Cornell University as well as a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon has always been actively involved in her community and, since 2014, she has served as a member of the board of directors of the Foundation of the YMCAs of Quebec, where she has been president for the past three years.

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Eleonore Derome

Eleonore Derome

Vice-Chair

(interim Chair from May 30 to October 2, 2018)
Chair of the Governance, Ethics and Human Resources Committee
Appointed June 29, 2022 – 2nd four-year term

Eleonore Derome is a lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial, transactional and corporate law. She joined Saputo in 2021, following four years with Bombardier preceded by more than a dozen years working for a large, private Canadian firm. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Derome also holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in Management from HEC Montreal and a Negotiation certificate from Harvard. She is a board member of the international organization Young Canadians in Finance and a founding partner of its Women’s Initiative. Ms. Derome was an executive member of the Association canadienne des conseillers et conseillères juridiques d’entreprises of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec Division (2017 to 2018) and was a selected participant at the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (2015). In 2014, she was awarded the first Prix Relève d’Excellence from HEC Montréal in the consulting services category and was a finalist in the 2016 Prix Arts Affaires de Montréal, in the young business leader category, in recognition of her commitment to art and culture in Montreal.

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Lisa Baillargeon

Lisa Baillargeon

Board Member

Appointed June 29, 2022 – 1st four-year term

Director of the Institut du patrimoine, co-principal investigator of the Research Chair in Museum Governance and Cultural Law at UQAM and full professor, Lisa Baillargeon has a solid academic background as well as considerable experience in accounting, governance and management. She holds a doctorate in economic and business history, an MBA and holds the title of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) as well as that of Corporate Director (IAS.A.). As a manager, professor, and researcher, she manages complex and varied projects and has contributed to the development of international partnerships with multiple universities. In addition, her career testifies to her involvement in the community through her participation to various boards of directors, including those of non-profit organizations. Among others, she sits on the board of directors of the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, the audit committee of the City of Montreal, which she chairs since 2015, and the board of directors of Développement International Desjardins (DID) since 2021.

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Arielle Beaudin

Arielle Beaudin

Board Member

Member of the Communications Advisory Committee
Appointed June 29, 2022 – 2nd four-year term

Arielle Beaudin holds a bidisciplinary Bachelor’s degree in economics and politics, as well as a public relations certificate from the Université de Montréal. She is municipal councillor for the City of Sainte-Adèle. She also co-founded Les dérangés, vegetable farm, as well as the platform LORI.biz, and TechnoChic, a support group for young women entrepreneurs in high-tech. She has also sat on multiple committees, including the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal, FEM International and Generation W at the YMCA. Her involvement also extends to the entrepreneurial scene and the Montreal Startup ecosystem, as well as the events industry with an expertise in partnership development. Ms. Beaudin was also a member of delegations and missions aboard, including the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA), and was recipient of the 2017 Prix de la relève at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, in the business category.

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Geneviève Cadieux

Geneviève Cadieux

Board Member

Chair of the Collection’s Advisory Committee
Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term 

Geneviève Cadieux’s work focuses mainly on large-scale photography and installations exploring the human body and landscapes, and how they represent a place where mind and body meet. Her interest lies in the integration of art in the urban landscape, its visibility, its effect on passers-by and the way it marks and identifies a location. She has had several solo exhibits throughout the world and her work can be found in several private and museum collections in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. She represented Canada at the 1990 Venice Biennale and was awarded the Governor General’s Award for her body of work in 2011 and the Paul-Émile-Borduas Award in 2018. She is an Associate Professor at Concordia University and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. She is Chair of the MAC Collection’s Advisory Committee.

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Yves Gauthier

Yves Gauthier

Board Member

Member of the Audit Committee
Appointed June 29, 2022 – 2nd four-year term

Yves Gauthier, Fellow of the Quebec Chartered Professional Accountant Order and graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a former KPMG partner as well as former vice-president at Desjardins Securities and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He was also vice-president at the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, where he was also responsible for the international training program for developing countries. He is currently board member and treasurer of the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale and the Réseau Environment, as well as board member of the Fondation québécoise en environnement, member of the audit committees of the cities of Montreal and of Laval, and Chair of the audit committee of the Department of Justice Canada.

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Stéphanie Moffatt

Stéphanie Moffatt

Board Member

Member of the Audit and of the Governance, Ethics and Human Resources Committees
Appointed October 14, 2020 – 1st four-year term

Stéphanie Moffatt is a lawyer whose practice includes 8 years in civil litigation, medical liability, and disciplinary law with Borden Ladner Gervais. Following this period, she founded Mo’Fat Management, a music management, production, and publishing company, which manages the career of her sister, Ariane Moffatt. Since then, she has acted as an agent, productor and publisher for numerous artists in Quebec and in France. 

Today, she represents musicians Ariane Moffat, David Giguère and SOMMM as well as Marie-Louise Arsenault, Nicolas Ouellet, Manal Drissi, Sophie Fouron, Judith Lussier, and Fabrice Vill in the animation, conference, television, and radio fields.

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Josée Noiseux

Josée Noiseux

Board Member

Member of the Governance, Ethics and Human Resources Committee
Appointed June 29, 2022 – 2nd four-year term

Lawyer, Certified Corporate Director and Bachelor of Science, Josée Noiseux has more than 25 years of experience as a partner with the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and in the business community. She is former President and CEO of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and of NewCities, an international organization. Recognized for her commitment towards multiple committees and boards of directors throughout her career, Ms. Noiseux has developed solid expertise in governance, risk management, strategy, infrastructure, partnerships development, digital transformation, and legal affairs. In addition to her role at the MAC, she is currently Chair of the Société du Palais des Congrès de Montréal and is a member of the board of directors of Tennis Canada. She has also served on the boards of the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Goodness TV, as well as on the advisory committee to the McGill University’ Chancellor. Actively invested in the community, she has played a role in numerous fundraisers and supported several causes.

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Marc Séguin

Marc Séguin

Board Member

Member of the Property and Equipment Advisory Committee
Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term 

Marc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University and lives and works in Montreal and New York. His prints and paintings can be found in many Canadian corporate collections and major private collections in Quebec, Canada and the US. To this day, Marc has held more than twenty solo exhibits and has participated in as many group exhibits and international shows in Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, Berlin, Cologne, New York, Miami, Chicago, Brussels and Namur. He was an honorary Member of the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal from 2012 to 2018.

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Jean-Philippe Shoiry

Jean-Philippe Shoiry

Board Member

Member of the Communications Advisory Committee
Member of the Strategic Planning Committee
Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term 

Jean-Philippe Shoiry is the head of strategy and operations and a partner at Republik, a content and influencer marketing agency. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and a Master’s degree in taxation from the Université de Sherbrooke. Under his leadership Republik has received numerous creation, strategy and digital media awards, while becoming the first Quebec agency to receive a B Corp certification–an international certification given to companies that meet the highest standards of social responsibility. His avant-garde approach earned him a spot as one of Infopresse’s prestigious 30 under 30 in 2015. He is a Board member of Pour 3 Points and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal.

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Marie-Justine Snider

Marie-Justine Snider

Board Member

Member of the Strategic Planning Committee
Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term 

Since 2004, Marie-Justine Snider has been the Corporate Curator at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and its subsidiary, Ivanhoé Cambridge. She is responsible for the acquisitions and management of both collections. From 2000 to 2004, she was Curator of Hydro-Québec’s art collection. She has also sat on the Boards of La Biennale de Montréal, the OPTICA Centre and the Mois de la photo à Montréal. Marie-Justine Snider was an honorary Board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal from 2012 to 2018.

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Martine St-Victor

Martine St-Victor

Board Member

Chair of the Communications Advisory Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term 

Martine St-Victor is a communications strategist. She heads Milagro Public Relations Atelier, which she founded 15 years ago. She co-hosted a national radio show on the CBC and now chronicles on Radio-Canada and on its Réseau de l’Information (RDI). She is also an occasional contributor to the Montreal Gazette. Martine sits on the Boards of Séquences magazine and the KANPE Foundation. She joined the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal in 2018.

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Kristian Manchester

Kristian Manchester

Board Member

Appointed June 29, 2022 – 1st four-year term

Kristian Manchester is the Executive Creative Director and a partner at Sid Lee, where his work in advertising has won major international awards at One Show, Cannes and the Marketing Awards. He always puts his creativity to good use, seamlessly merging branding with culture. He is the major creative strength behind global campaigns for adidas and The North Face, and was responsible for the launch of the Red Bull brand in the Canadian market. He also has many successful Cirque du Soleil global campaigns under his belt. In addition to his day job, he works on personal art and video projects. In December 2013, his photography was exhibited at Miami’s prestigious Art Basel, and in 2014, he co-directed with Peter Svatek a feature-length documentary on Georges St-Pierre, the UFC superstar.

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John Zeppetelli

John Zeppetelli

Director and Chief Curator

Member of all MAC Advisory Committees
Member of the Strategic Planning Committee
Appointed as Director and Chief Curator on June 19, 2013, took office on August 12, 2013

John Zeppetelli is the Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal. He is a member of the International Council of Museums, the Association des musées du Québec and the Canadian Museums Association. He is a member of several contemporary art-related panels and gives talks on the topic.