On behalf of Royal Aeronautical Society - Montreal Branch. This year's Assad Kotaite speaker is well known in the Montreal Aerospace industry, in Canada, and beyond.
Helene V Gagnon, APR, FCPRS n is Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement at CAE and is a member of the Executive Management Committee. She leads CAE’s ESG strategy, sustainability, environment, and social impact to make the world a safer place.
A lawyer by background, she is a graduate of McGill University Law School, she began her career with the law firm Fasken as a specialist in environmental law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.
Throughout her career, sustainability has been a thread. First as a lawyer and then in senior management positions in communications and public affairs for mining companies and at Bombardier both for its former train division and its aerospace division.
She is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Hydro Quebec and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of The Montreal Airports (ADM). She is also on the Board of the aerospace associations of Canada AIAC and of Quebec’s aerospace cluster Aero Montreal and Vice Chair of Canadian American Business Council.