President and Chief Executive Officer,
The Montreal Port Authority
Longueuil (Québec) Canada
Director since 2013
Committee(s): Audit and Finance; Human Resources (Chair)
Ms. Vachon is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Montreal Port Authority (MPA), an autonomous federal agency since 2009. From 1997 to 2009, she was Vice-President, Administration and Human Resources for the federal agency. She is Chair of the Human Resources Committee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Corporation. Ms. Vachon is a member of the Board of Directors of Hardware Richelieu Ltd and a member of their Human Resources and Corporate Governance committee. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of Cargo Montreal, the logistic and transportation metropolitan cluster. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and a governor member of the Conseil patronal de l’environnement du Québec whose mission is to mobilize Québec companies in order to promote their commitment towards environmental protection and the implementation of sustainable development. Ms. Vachon is also a member of the Board of Directors of SODES whose mission is to protect and promote the economic interests of the St. Lawrence maritime community from a sustainable development perspective. She also sits on the board of Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. She also presides the Board of Directors of the Cercle des présidents (Québec). In November 2018, Ms. Vachon received the Femmes d’affaires du Québec - catégorie cadre, dirigeante ou professionnelle, organisme public ou parapublic award from Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec. In April 2018, she was awarded the Mercure Leadership, Femme d’exception Financière Sun Life by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (Les Mercuriades). She holds the degree of Bachelor in Administration, majoring in Human Resources Management from the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec).