Directors

COGECO's strategic direction and ongoing operations are governed by a seasoned Board of Directors made up of independent members who base their decisions on their experience and knowledge of the industry and the business world, to assure COGECO of continued development within its regulatory and legal framework.

JAN PEETERS
President and Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair. Olameter Inc.
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 63
Director since 1998

Board Chair, is entitled to attend as an observer and to participate in meetings of Board committees.

Mr. Peeters has been Board Chair of COGECO and Cogeco Cable since 2004. He is President and Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair of Olameter Inc., a telemetry company operating in 36 Provinces and States in North America. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of ƒONOROLA, a telecommunications company, from 1990 to 1998.

He is a Director of Intersil Corporation (a U.S. listed issuer) and serves as chair of its Audit Committee and member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. He was a founder of iNovia Capital, a venture capitalist fund manager based in Montréal and its Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2010. He still serves on iNovia Capital’s Investment Committee.

He sat on the Board of Governors of McGill University from 1999 to 2009 and is now Governor Emeritus.

JAN PEETERS  
President and Chief Executive Officer
and Board Chair. Olameter Inc.

Montréal (Québec)
Board Chair
 

LOUIS AUDET
Eng., MBA, C.M.
Director, President and
Chief Executive Officer
Westmount (Québec)

Age : 63
Director since 1993

Member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. Audet has been President and Chief Executive Officer of COGECO and Cogeco Cable since 1993.

He has served on the boards of Clarica Life Insurance Company, CableLabs, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, l’Association canadienne de la radio et de la télévision de langue française and the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association.

Mr. Audet has been a member of the boards of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, La Corporation de l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. He has been involved in several major fund-raising campaigns for charitable causes and is a member of the campaign cabinet of the Foundation Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) since March 2012. He is currently Chair of the 2014-2019 fundraising campaign for the Old Brewery Mission Foundation, a major foundation which provides emergency and other services for homeless people in the Montreal area.

LOUIS AUDET, Ing., MBA, C.M.  
Westmount (Québec)
Director, President and
Chief Executive Officer

 

ELISABETTA BIGSBY ELISABETTA BIGSBY
Master’s Degree in Economics
Director
Toronto (Ontario)

Age: 65
Director since 2012

Member of the Audit Committee and
Chair of the Human Resources Committee

Ms. Bigsby is a corporate Director. She pursued her career at RBC Financial Group in a variety of senior business and strategy roles from 1977 to 2007. She was notably a member of the Executive Committee and the Chief Human Resources Officer from 2001 to 2007.

She is a Director of la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and serves as the Chair of its Human Resources Committee.

She is a past Director of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, la Chambre de Commerce de Montréal, the Canadian Opera Company, les Grands Ballets Canadiens and McGill University’s Pension Fund.

ELISABETTA BIGSBY, Master’s Degree in Economics   
Toronto (Ontario)
Director

PIERRE L. COMTOIS
B. SC. Com, ADM. A.
Director
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 71
Director since 2003

Chair of the Audit Committee and
member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Comtois has been, since January 2007, Vice Chairman of the Board and Director of Optimum Asset Management Inc. Previously, he was successively Executive Vice President, Finance and Treasurer (1992 to 1996) of Optimum Group Inc. (Canadian private international financial group) and President and General Manager (1996 to 2006) of Optimum Asset Management Inc. From 1982 to 1992, he was Vice President and General Manager, Finance of General Trust of Canada.

He is a Director of Optimum Group Inc., Optimum Vie (France) and Banque Martin Maurel (France).

PIERRE COMTOIS, B. Sc. Com., Adm. A.  
Montréal (Québec)
Vice Chairman of the Board and Director
Optimum Asset Management inc.
Director

PAULE DORÉ
Director
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 63
Director since 2009

Member of the Human Resources and
Chair of the Governance Committee

Ms. Doré is a corporate Director. Throughout her career she has held a number of leadership positions with companies and industry associations and supported many community and business organizations. Between 1990 and 2006 she was a member of the executive team of CGI Group Inc., a global leader in information technologies services, notably as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer.

She is a Director of CGI Group Inc. and Héroux Devtek Inc., which are reporting issuers. She sits on the governance committee of CGI Group and is Chairman of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committees of Héroux Devtek. She was formerly a director of Axa Canada and a member of its Corporate Governance Committee.

She is a Director of the Institute for the governance of public and private organizations (IGOPP) and chairs the Audit Committee. She is also a Director of the Musée Pointe à Callières and member of the Board Executive Committee.

PAULE DORÉ  
Montréal (Québec)
Director

CLAUDE A. GARCIA
B.A., B.Com.
Director
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 74
Director since 2004

Member of the Audit Committe,
member of the Human Resources Committee and
member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. Garcia is a corporate Director. From June 1993 to December 2004, he was President, Canadian Operations of The Standard Life Assurance Company. Prior to that, he was its Senior Vice-President and Actuary and then Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.

He is a Director of Goodfellow Inc. (a lumber and wood products distributor) and of BTB Real Estate Investment Trust, which are reporting issuers. He chairs the Board and the Compensation Committee of Goodfellow Inc. and chairs the Audit Committee of BTB Real Estate Investment Trust. He was formerly a Director and chair of the Audit Committee of L’Excellence, Compagnie d’assurance vie.

Mr. Garcia is a member of the Board and member of the Committee on Standards of OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance. He has also served as Chairman of the YMCA Foundation of Montreal and as a Board member of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and of the Montreal Exchange.

CLAUDE A. GARCIA, B.A., B. Com.  
Montréal (Québec)
Director

Normand Legault NORMAND LEGAULT
B.B.A.
Director
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 59
Director since 2012

Member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. Legault is a corporate Director. He held several positions from 1989 to 2009 within the Grand Prix F1 of Canada including being President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2009. Prior to that, he was Vice President of The Alouettes Montréal Football Club from 1986 to 1987 and President of the Montréal 2005 World Aquatics Championship. As an entrepreneur, he was also involved in launching various enterprises in the graphic design and event organization industries.

Mr. Legault currently serves as Chairman of Montréal International. He is also a board member of the Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) organization.

He has served as a Director with numerous corporations, both private and public, including, among others, Distinction Group Inc., Société Générale de Financement, Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal.

NORMAND LEGAULT, B.B.A.   
Montréal (Québec)
Director

DAVID MCAUSLAND
B.C.L., LL.B.
Director
Beaconsfield (Québec)

Age : 60
Director since 1999

Member of the Corporate Governance Committee and
Chair of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. McAusland has been a partner of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a major law firm in Canada, since June 2009 where he is a corporate strategist and advisor and focuses on major corporate transactions, securities, corporate finance, governance and regulatory affairs.

From 1999 to February 2008, he was a senior officer (latterly, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer) of Alcan Inc., a large multinational industrial company. As such he was involved in the design and execution of major strategic initiatives and led an international team that completed more than 75 acquisition and divestiture transactions. Prior to joining Alcan, Mr. McAusland was managing partner of a major law firm.

He is a Director of Cascades Inc., Khan Resources Inc. and ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., all of which are reporting issuers. He serves as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee for Cascades Inc.; he is a member of the Compensation Committee of Khan Resources Inc. and he serves as non-executive Chairman of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. Furthermore, he is non-executive Chairman of Montrusco Bolton Investments, a privately held corporation. In addition, he is a Director of a number of not-for-profit corporations.

DAVID MCAUSLAND, B.C.L., LL.B.  
Partner McCauthy Tétrault
Beaconsfield (Québec)
Director

   

 

  

LEGEND
MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
MEMBER OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
MEMBER OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
MEMBER OF THE STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES COMMITTEE