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Board of directors

A board of directors comprising thirteen members mainly from the construction and building sectors manages the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ). The president and chief executive officer of the RBQ is a member of the board of directors but a person appointed by the government from among the other members chairs the board.

Pursuant to the Building Act, the members of the board other than the president and chief executive officer are appointed in the following manner:

  • 3 chosen from among persons identified with building contractors associations or with corporations incorporated under the Master Electricians Act or the Master Pipe-Mechanics Act;
  • 1 chosen from among persons identified with the financial sector;
  • 2 chosen from among persons identified with consumer associations or persons living in or frequenting a building;
  • 2 chosen from among persons identified with building owners associations;
  • 2 chosen from among persons identified with the municipal sector;
  • 2 chosen from among persons identified with the professional orders tied to the building and construction industry.

The board of directors has a mandate to carry out the RBQ’s mission and fulfil its commitments. It adopts the RBQ’s strategic plan, budget and financial statements. It establishes, for approval by the government, regulations governing construction and building safety standards.

Three members of the board of directors sit on the audit committee, whose main function is to formulate advisory opinions on the RBQ’s performance, the quality of its internal oversight, the quality of its financial information and compliance of its management with legislation and regulations. Furthermore, a governance and ethics committee ensure that the administrators' code of conduct is in compliance with the highest standards in connection with the above.

Members of the board of directors on March 31, 2019 accompanied by Mélanie Drainville, secretary general and director of institutional affairs of the RBQ, and secretary for meetings of the board and its committees.

Members of the board of directors

Chair of the board of directors

Jacquine Lorange
Representing: Professional orders in the construction and building industry
Appointment date: August 26, 2018
Term: 4 years

Jacquine Lorange is an architect and member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec. She has over 25 years of Canadian and international experience working on major building and transformational projects in the institutional and public sectors, blending development and construction with innovation.

A manager committed to transforming our communities, Ms. Lorange has a Master of Science in Organizational Administration and Development from Université Laval.


Vice-chair of the board of directors – Vacant



Director

Michel Beaudoin
President and chief executive officer of the RBQ
Appointment date: December 13, 2017, assumed duties on January 22, 2018
Term: 5 years

Michel Beaudoin is the president and CEO of the RBQ and a certified corporate director. He holds a Bachelor in Communications and Public Relations, and is also an accredited mediator in civil, commercial and labour law. Before joining the RBQ, Mr. Beaudoin was vice-president, labour standards for the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). Prior to that, he was vice-president, and president and CEO of the RBQ from 2005 to 2012.

Director

Chantal Bibeau
Representing: Consumer associations or persons living in or frequenting a building
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 4 years

Chantal Bibeau has been the vice-president for fire prevention with the Association des chefs en sécurité incendie du Québec since 2016 and completed a Mini-MBA at the McGill Executive Institute in 2014. She has 28 years of experience in fire prevention.

Director

Ricky Fontaine
Representing: Financial sector
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 3 years

Ricky Fontaine is a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec, the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, the Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, and AFOA Canada, the association for Indigenous professionals. His academic background includes a certificate in corporate governance, a master’s degree in finance, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration majoring in finance and dispute management, from different educational institutions: Université Laval, Collège des adminstrateurs de sociétés, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Harvard – Consensus Building Institute.

Mr. Fontaine is chair of the board of directors of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, and a member of the board of Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc., as well as M361 (board audit committee).

Director

Johanne Guertin
Representing: Building contractor associations
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 3 year

Johanne Guertin has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal and has been president of Constructions Bâtiments Québec (BQ) inc. since 2009.

Ms. Guertin is a member of several associations in the construction industry: the Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), the Association pour entrepreneurs en construction (ACQ), the Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec (APECQ) and Les Elles de la construction. Earlier in her career, she was a commercial attaché to the Québec delegation in Boston for eight years.

Director

Alain Jacques
Representing: Building contractor associations
Appointment date: August 26, 2018
Term: 4 years

Alain Jacques is an engineer and member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and heads the family-run company Groupe Jacques. He is an owner-builder and also manages multi-unit residential and commercial buildings.

Director

Rafik Khodja
Representing: Professional orders tied to the building and construction industry
Appointment date: August 26, 2018
Term: 3 years

Rafik Khodja is an engineer and member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and since 2018 has been an engineer for the consulting firm EXP.

Director

Francis Mathieu
Representing: Building owner associations
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 4 years

Francis Mathieu is an accountant and member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in accounting and finance, as well as a Bachelor in Accounting from Université Laval. Mr. Mathieu has worked in the Québec public service for close to 25 years, in a variety of professional positions. In 2004, he joined the Québec Ministry of Economic Development, where he worked for 14 years, including 12 as a manger. In 2014, he was promoted to general director of management services.

Since March 2018, Mr. Mathieu has been vice-president of administration and planning for the Société d’habitation du Québec.

Director

Valérie Renaud-Martin
Representing: Municipal sector
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 3 years

Valérie Renaud-Martin has a Bachelor in Social Communication from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. In 2017 she was elected to the town council of the Ville de Trois-Rivières and sits on the town’s urban planning advisory committee and land-use planning committee.

Director

Pierre Richard
Representing: Consumer associations or persons living in or frequenting a building
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 3 years

Pierre Richard is an architect and member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec and has a Bachelor in Architecture from the Université de Montréal. Mr. Richard is a specialist in universal design. In private practice since 1985, he has carried out a number of successful projects to meet users’ needs.

Mr. Richard was a member of the National Research Council Canada standing committee on barrier-free access from 1990 - 1997 and the RBQ advisory committee from 1992 - 2005. He worked with the Ville de Laval for more than 20 years as an accessibility consultant and drafted their universal access standards guide. Mr. Richard is also involved with Kéroul, a non-profit organization whose mission is to make tourism and culture accessible to people with restricted physical capacities. Since March 2019, he has been a board member of the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec, representing professional associations.

Director

Me Mylène Sagala
Representing: Corporations incorporated under the Master Electricians Act or the Master Pipe-Mechanics Act
Appointment date: July 3, 2018
Term: 4 years

Mylène Sagala is a lawyer and member of the Barreau du Québec. Holding a Bachelor of Law, she has focused her practice on building law for over 10 years. Prior to that, Me Sagala worked in property law, primarily in insurance, banking and transactional law.

Me Sagala joined the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ) in 2014 as head of their legal department. She represents the CMMTQ before various organizations, courts and committees in the construction industry.

Vacant positions

Municipal Sector: 1 Building Owners
Associations: 1

Committees of the Board of Directors

Audit Committee

The members of the Audit Committee are:

  • Francis Mathieu, chair
  • Ricky G. L. Fontaine
  • Valérie Renaud-Martin

Governance and Ethics Committee

The members of the Governance and Ethics Committee are:

  • Me Mylène Sagala, chair
  • Chantal Bibeau
  • Pierre Richard

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