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 : 61
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 the Corporation and Cogeco Cable since 2004. He is President and Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair of Olameter Inc., a telemetry company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of ƒONOROLA, a telecommunications company, from 1990 to 1998. Previously, he worked for thirteen years with SNC Lavalin Group Inc. He is a director of Intersil Corporation (a U.S. listed issuer) and serves as chair of its audit 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
Director, President and
Chief Executive Officer
Westmount (Québec)

Age : 61
Director since 1984

Member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. Audet has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and of Cogeco Cable since 1993. He is also a director of CableLabs. He has served on the boards of Collège Jean de Brébeuf, La Corporation de l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Clarica Life Insurance Company, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, l’Association canadienne de la radio et de la télévision de langue française and the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association.

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

 

ELISABETTA BIGSBY ELISABETTA BIGSBY
Master’s Degree in Economics

Director
Toronto, Ontario

Age: 63
Director since 2012
 

Member of the Human Ressources Committee

Ms. Bigsby is a corporate director. She has been advising companies on leadership development and transformational initiatives in cooperation with the International Consortium for Executive Development Research, Massachusetts, since 2007. 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 depot 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
ADM. A.
Director
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 69
Director since 2003

Member of the Audit and Strategic Opportunities Committees

Mr. Comtois has been, since January 2007, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Optimum Asset Management Inc. Previously, he was successively Executive Vice President, Finance and Treasurer (1992 1996) of Optimum Group Inc. (Canadian private international financial group) and President General Manager (1996 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), Banque Martin Maurel (France) and of the Fondation du Grand Montréal.

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

PAULE DORÉ
B.C.L., LL.B.
Director
Montréal (Québec)

Age : 61
Director since 2009

President of the Human Resources Committee and member of the Corporate 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 on the Human Resources Committee of Héroux Devtek. She is also a director of the Institute for the governance of public and private organizations (IGOPP) and of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs (York University).

PAULE DORÉ  
Montréal (Québec)
Director

CLAUDE A. GARCIA
B.A., B.Com.
Director
Deschambault-Grondines (Québec)

Age : 71
Director since 2003

Member of the Audit, Human Resources and Strategic Opportunities Committees

Mr. Garcia is a corporate director. From June 1993 to December 2004, he was President, Canadian Operations of The Standard Life Assurance Company. He is a director of Goodfellow Inc. (a lumber and wood products distributor), L’Excellence, Compagnie d’assurance vie and BTB Real Estate Investment Trust, which are reporting issuers. He chairs the Audit Committee of Goodfellow Inc. and L’Excellence, Compagnie d’assurance vie and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and chairs the Investment Committee of BTB Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also a member of the Board of OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance.

CLAUDE A. GARCIA, B.A., B. Com.  
Deschambault-Grondines (Québec)
Director

Normand Legault NORMAND LEGAULT
B.B.A.
Montréal, Québec
Director

Age : 57
Director since 2012

Member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. Legault is a corporate director. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Just for laughs Group from 2009 to 2010. 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 both Société du Parc Jean Drapeau and 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, amongst 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 : 58
Director since 1999

Member of the Governance Committee and President of the Strategic Opportunities Committee

Mr. McAusland has been a partner of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a major law firm in Canada, since June 2009. From 1999 to February 2008, he was a senior officer (most recently, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer) of Alcan Inc., a large multinational industrial company. 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 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. In addition, he is a director of certain not for profit organizations including the Fondation de l’École nationale de cirque (Chairman), the Montréal General Hospital Foundation and Montréal International.

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

   

 

  

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