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Team

The Corporation’s experienced team strives to responsibly manage and extend the life span of the Corporation’s infrastructure.

The Corporation’s team includes over 170 employees who work in multiple disciplines and trades. If big challenges interest you, consult our CAREERS page.

Board of Directors

The Corporation’s Board of Directors is made up of seven members, including the Chief Executive Officer. The Board members are appointed by the Minister upon approval of the Governor in Council. The Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer are appointed by the Governor in Council upon recommendation from the Minister

Paul T. Kefalas(Chairman)Catherine Lavoie  (Vice Chair)Sandra Martel (CEO)
Dale Ellen Williams (Administrator)Sylvain Villiard   (Administrator) Richard Cacchione (Administrator)Henri-Jean Bonnis (Administrator)

Management team

The multidisciplinary team includes experienced, thorough and reliable professionals who are leaders with recognized expertise.

Sandra Martel, Eng.

Chief Executive Officer

A graduate in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke, Sandra Martel first worked in building design and then research and development at Université de Sherbrooke. She went on to work at Expertech and Bell Canada, where she held many positions in business process, staff, and project management to implement new technologies and execute work reorganization projects.

She joined the Corporation in 2006 as Engineering Project Manager; Planning Director; Director, Planning and Systems; and Senior Director, Planning and Information Technology, and Senior Director, Asset management. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer.


Claude Lachance, CPA, CMA, MBA, ASC

Senior Director, Administration

Claude Lachance is a seasoned manager with experience at private companies and parapublic institutions. He has a bachelor’s in administration from Université de Sherbrooke, an MBA from HEC Montréal, and his CPA, CMA and ASC certifications.

 As Senior Director, Administration for the Corporation since November 2009, Mr. Lachance is responsible for financial management, human resources, project management, information technology, procurement and legal services.


Catherine Tremblay, Eng.

Senior Director, Projects and Construction

A graduate in civil engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Catherine Tremblay has nearly 20 years of experience in project management and design. She began her career by designing hydroelectric development projects and worked in Guatemala in infrastructure project management.

In 2007, she started the British Columbia office for RSW, where she managed many engineering components for hydroelectric development projects. She joined the Corporation in 2012, and as Senior Director, Projects, she oversees all the project departments, including the Champlain Project, and she is responsible for the Corporation’s infrastructure major maintenance portfolio.


Robert Sauvé, Eng.

Senior Director, Asset Management

A graduate in mechanical engineering from the École de technologie supérieure, Robert Sauvé has over 28 years of experience in managing major projects and operations. He has held various management positions, most recently at Wajax and previously at the Port of Montreal, where he implemented asset management. His many accomplishments include the development of plans and strategies in relation to maintenance, asset management, project management, and various organizational changes. The former president and a Fellow of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Mr. Sauvé is recognized for his inclusiveness and organizational development skills to help meet the ambitious goals of public bodies.

Mr. Sauvé’s mandate is to oversee Asset Management related departments which include Planning, Expert / Inspection, Asset Information, Environment and Sustainable Development as well as Research and Applications.


André Morin, Eng.

Senior Director, Operations

With a degree in civil engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, André Morin is a seasoned manager with over 30 years of experience with different organizations, including Revay and Aéroports de Montréal. Over his career, he has carried out many major maintenance projects, from design to commissioning, for Montreal’s property portfolio. He is also recognized for leading effective project management teams and has over 1,750 projects under his belt that total investments of nearly $2 billion and were carried out in complex operating environments.

As Senior Director, Operations, Mr. Morin is responsible for several departments including Engineering, Construction, Operations and Maintenance, and Occupational Health and Safety.


Nathalie Lessard

Director, Communications

With a master’s in linguistics from Université de Laval, a bachelor’s in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction from UQAC, as well as a bachelor’s in translation and two certificates in advertising and public relations from Université de Montréal, Nathalie Lessard’s career has taken very diverse turns.

Her professional journey has included contracts in translation in Toronto and ESL courses in college- and university-level programs. She then held different management positions, such as at the Fondation Asselin du Cégep de Jonquière, after which she led the communications team for Parc Jean-Drapeau and the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association. She has served as Director, Communications for the Corporation since April 2018.