iA Financial Group to appoint Jocelyne Bourgon as Chair of the Board

By The IJ Staff | March 30 2017 09:45AM

The headquarters of the Quebec-based insurer, Industrial Alliance.

iA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.) has announced that it plans to appoint Jocelyne Bourgon as Chair of its Board of Directors. She will replace John LeBoutillier, who will be retiring after the annual meeting on May 11, 2017.

This appointment is subject to the shareholders' re-election of Bourgon to the board at the annual meeting, stated the iA in an announcement March 29.

Has held high offices in the Public Service

Bourgon has held some of the highest offices in the Canadian Public Service, including Deputy Minister of various economic development departments, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. She has international experience, including with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UN and the Commonwealth. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Bourgon has been a member of the Industrial Alliance Board of Directors since May 2014, and its vice-chair since May 2016.