Ad hoc Governance and
Recruitment Committee

IRCM Foundation

Ad hoc Governance and Recruitment Committee

André Couillard

President, IRCM Foundation

Corporate Director

André Couillard was Vice-President, Executive Search & Recruitment Solutions at Optimum Talent, from 1998 to 2020. He worked as Associate and Associate Director for three national/international executive search firms, in Ottawa and in Montreal. His previous business experience includes executive positions in Operations and Human Resources for national and international corporations, including Sears Canada, Le Château Stores, Shirmax, Henry Birks and Sons Ltd., and Bell Canada.

Former President and member of the Board of Directors of the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale (Ottawa), he was/is a board member or member of the advisory committee for several organizations, including the Montreal Kidney Foundation, the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail, Le refuge des jeunes de Montréal, The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, and was a founding member of Destination Centre-ville (Montréal).

Mr. Couillard has been president of the IRCM Foundation’s Board of Directors since June 2013 (Board Member since 2009) and is a member of the Ad Hoc Recruitment Committee and of the Ad Hoc Major and Exceptional Donations Committee.

He has been a member of the IRCM Board of Directors since June 2013 and is a member of the IRCM Human Resources Committee.

Robert Dupont

President of the IRCM Ad Hoc Governance and Recruitment Committee

Partner, Fasken

Robert Dupont is Partner at Fasken law firm. He is a graduate of the Université de Montréal. Before arriving at Fasken in 2014, Mr. Dupont worked for Heenan Blaikie law firm and Canadair Limited (today Bombardier Aerospace Limited) in both the Human Resources and Labour Relations departments.

Robert Dupont taught jurisprudence in labour arbitration at the Université de Montréal, labour and administrative law at the professional training school of the Barreau du Québec, as well as employment law at McGill University. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Canadian Bar Association. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, he was recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Labour and Employment Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada directory. Mr. Dupont is a member of the Board of Directors of Queen of Angels Academy, a private arts and science high school for young women located in Dorval, Montréal.

He has been a member of the IRCM Foundation’s Board of Directors since June 2013 and chairs the Ad Hoc Governance and Recruitment Committee.

Maya Raic

President, IRCM Ad Hoc Major and Exceptional Donations Committee

Executive Director, Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec

Maya Raic holds a master's degree in political science and a master's degree in business administration (MBA). She is also a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec and has extensive expertise in non-profit organizations and government. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chambre de l'assurance de dommages from 2004 to 2018. She has also worked in the public service as Chief of Staff and in the field of financial services and tourism. She is currently the Chairwoman of the Olympic Park Board of Directors.

She is also a member on the board of directors of Options consommateurs and the Syndicat des copropriétés 6100 Deacon as well as member of the Association des femmes en finances du Québec and the Association des femmes d'assurance de Montréal. In the past, she was member on the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Coalition pour la promotion des professions en assurance de dommages. She received the Mildred-Jones Award for the “Insurance Woman of the Year” in 2015.

Ms. Raic has been a member of the IRCM Foundation’s Board of Directors since November 2018. She is also President of the IRCM Ad Hoc Major and Exceptional Donations Committee and member of the IRCM Foundation's Ad Hoc Governance and Recruitment Committee.

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