Strategic Counsel, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Montréal (Québec) Canada
Director since 2019
Committees : Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility and Nominating; Health and Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Lacroix acts as strategic counsel for Blake, Cassels & Graydon, a national law firm. Before joining them, he was President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada from January 2008 to June 2018, the longest mandate in the history of the corporation. Before acting in that capacity, he held the position of Senior Advisor with the Montreal office of Stikeman Elliott, from 2005 to 2008, and, just prior thereto, was Executive Chairman of Telemedia Corporation and of the other companies in the Telemedia corporate structure from 2000 to 2005. Most of Mr. Lacroix’s legal career was spent with McCarthy Tétrault, where he spent close to twenty years, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions of public companies, and securities. He is Chair of the Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility and Nominating Committee and a member of the Health and Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee of the Corporation. Over the years, Mr. Lacroix has been a member of numerous boards for both public and private companies, as well as a member of boards for various non-profit organizations. He continues to serve on boards of private companies and non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Olympic Committee. Mr. Lacroix received his Bachelor of Civil Law (1976) and his MBA (1981) from McGill University (Québec). He has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1977. He also holds the certified designation of ICD.D from the ICD Corporate Governance College program.