The Government of Canada announces the appointment of Éric Fournier, a marketing and management specialist, to the NAC Board of Trustees
GATINEAU, QC, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced the appointment of Éric Fournier as vice-chair of the board of trustees of the National Arts Centre (NAC) for a three-year term.
Mr. Fournier is a senior executive in the service, media and telecommunications industries. He has expertise in governance and business and reputation risk management. He was Executive Director of the Quebec community channel VOX until 2012, and since then he has been president and CEO of TELEFERIC Gestion and OmniCanal Conseil in Montréal. Mr. Fournier is a speaker, lecturer in accounting, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal. He holds an MBA from HEC Montréal.
This appointment is made under the Government of Canada's new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach supports open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada's diversity, to support ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio by providing them with information and referrals.
"The NAC plays an essential role in supporting Canada's vibrant arts scene by showcasing and collaborating with French, English and Indigenous artists across the country. I am confident that Mr. Fournier will be an asset in his new position and that he will raise the profile of Canadian cultural talent."
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
The NAC is a Crown corporation in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio. The Board of Trustees is composed of a chair, a vice-chair and six other members appointed by the Governor in Council, as well as the mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau.
Appointment opportunities for the 17 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted as they become available on the Governor in Council Appointments website. Interested parties can apply online.
The National Arts Centre Corporation was created in 1966 under the National Arts Centre Act as part of centennial celebrations. The NAC opened its doors in 1969 and has become Canada's premier showcase for the performing arts. It is the only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada and one of the largest in the world. It is a leader and innovator in the fields of classical music, French theatre, English theatre, dance, variety and regional programming.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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