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.

 

Board Members

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon

Chair

Appointed October 27, 2021 – 1st four-year term

Appointed June 29, 2022, as Chair of the board of directors



Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon is a partner with the Infrastructure Group at Blakes, a Canadian law firm. 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, Ms. Imbleau-Chagnon started her private practice in Montreal at a Canadian law firm after 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. Ms. Imbleau-Chagnon has always been actively involved in her community and, since 2014, she sits on the board of directors of the Foundation of the YMCAs of Quebec, where she was president for four years.

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Eleonore Derome

Eleonore Derome

Vice-Chair and Chair of the Governance and Ethics  Committee

Member of the Human Resources Committee

Appointed June 29, 2022 – 3nd four-year term

Eleonore Derome is director, Legal Affairs – Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate at Saputo Inc. She has worked as a corporate lawyer since 2018 after practising in a Canadian private firm for a dozen years. She is vice-president of the board of directors of the MAC and chair of its Governance and Ethics Committee. Previously, she also chaired the Human Resources Committee. 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. In 2022, Ms. Derome was appointed by the Barreau du Québec to sit on the board of Justice Pro Bono. 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 Canadian Corporate Counsel Association of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec Division (2017 to 2018). She was invited to participate in the International Women’s Forum in 2023 and was a selected participant at the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (2015). In 2014, she was awarded a Prix Relève d’excellence from HEC Montréal for first place in the consulting services category and was a finalist in the 2016 Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal in recognition of her commitment to art and culture in Montreal.

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Yves Gauthier

Yves Gauthier

Board Member

Chair 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 a former vice-president at Desjardins Securities and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He was also vice-president of the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, where he was also responsible for the international training program for developing countries. He is currently a board member and treasurer of the Institute for Research in Plant Biology and the Réseau Environment, as well as a member of the audit committees of the cities of Montreal and of Laval, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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Lisa Baillargeon

Lisa Baillargeon

Board Member

Member of the Audit Committee and the Governance and Ethics Committee

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 an MBA and a doctorate in economic and business history and holds the title of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) as well as 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 sector 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 Desjardins International Development (DID) since 2021.

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Arielle Beaudin

Arielle Beaudin

Board Member

Chair of the Innovation Subcommittee

Member of the Communications Subcommittee

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 a municipal councillor for the City of Sainte-Adèle, where she sits on several boards of directors as an elected official. She also co-founded Les dérangés, a vegetable farm, and sits on the boards of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi des Pays-d’en-Haut, the Marc Séguin Foundation and, as a non-voting member, the Chambre de commerce et de tourisme de Sainte-Adèle and Plein-Air Sainte-Adèle. Her involvement also extends to the entrepreneurial scene and the Montreal start-up ecosystem, as well as the events industry with expertise in partnership development, including co-founding the entrepreneurial platform LORI.biz and TechnoChic, a support group for young women entrepreneurs in high-tech, with the Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal. Ms. Beaudin was also a member of delegations and missions aboard, including the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA), and was the recipient of the 2017 Prix de la relève at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in the business category. Ms. Beaudin joined the board of the MAC in 2018.

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Kristian Manchester

Kristian Manchester

Board Member

Board Member

Member of the Communications Subcommittee

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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Stéphanie Moffatt

Stéphanie Moffatt

Board Member

Member of Governance and Ethics Committee, the Human Resources Committee and the Innovation Subcommittee

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, to manage the career of her sister, Ariane Moffatt. Since then, she has acted as an agent, producer and publisher for numerous artists in Quebec and in France. Ms. Moffatt is actively involved in the music industry and currently sits on the boards of directors of ADISQ and the Commission de la musique et du spectacle of SODEC. She also participates in various working committees aimed at improving the supervision of the music industry.

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Josée Noiseux

Josée Noiseux

Board Member

Chair of the Human Resources Committee

Member of the Governance and Ethics 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 a 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, partnership development, digital transformation, and legal affairs. In addition to her role at the MAC, she currently chairs the board of the Société du Palais des Congrès de Montréal and is a board member of Tennis Canada. She has also served on the boards of the Fondation du MAC, the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Goodness TV, as well as on the advisory committee to the McGill University’s 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 Building and Equipment Advisory Committee

Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term

Marc Séguin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University and currently lives and works in Montreal. 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 MAC from 2012 to 2018.

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Martine St-Victor

Martine St-Victor

Board Member

Chair of the Communications Subcommittee

Appointed February 28, 2018 – 1st four-year term

Martine St-Victor is a communications strategist and general manager of the Montreal office of Edelman, the world’s largest communication firm, with 60 offices and over 6,000 employees. She is also a columnist for La Presse and the Montreal Gazette and contributes to Radio-Canada television and radio. Ms. St-Victor sits on the boards of the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie Foundation, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the KANPE Foundation and Plus1. She is the Diversity and Inclusion emissary of the Start-Up Festival, a member of the International Women’s Forum and a founding member of the Black Opportunity Fund.

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John Zeppetelli

John Zeppetelli

Director and Chief Curator

Artistic Director and Chief Curator
Appointed June 19, 2013, took office on August 12, 2013 

Term renewed on January 9, 2021

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.