Alain Cousineau - Chair, Board of Directors
Alain Cousineau is a seasoned senior executive with over 30 years of board experience. Mr. Cousineau formerly held positions as President and CEO of Loto-Québec and Groupe Secor. He is also a former Chair of Tourisme Montreal and Société des alcools du Québec. Prior to that he had a distinguished career in the academic field, primarily at the Université de Sherbrooke School of Business. Mr. Cousineau has also held board positions in a diverse range of industries including the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, aeronautics and electronic business solutions. Mr. Cousineau has extensive consulting experience in marketing and communications and corporate planning and strategy.
David McLennan - Chief Financial Officer
David McLennan joined Sierra Wireless in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, David spent approximately 10 years in a variety of senior management positions within the BCE group of companies. He served with Bell Canada as Chief Financial Officer and with Bell ExpressVu initially as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as President and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in his career he spent a number of years in the investment business as a research analyst at Nesbitt Thomson.
Rob Scarth has over 20 years of experience in policy development, regulatory affairs and business consulting with executive level skills in policy & strategic planning, business planning, negotiation, and market analysis. He has been Director, Regulatory Affairs at the CBC; Vice President, Television for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters; and a consultant providing strategic, market and economic analysis for Nordicity Group Ltd as well as several other organizations in the Canadian entertainment and media sector.
Ms. Clayton is an independent television and film consultant with multiple Gemini Award credits. Highlights from her career include serving as General Manager of the Biography Channel, Vice President of Programming for The Movie Network, Moviepix, and The Family Channel, and Senior Film Policy Advisor for the former Federal Department of Communications. She has served on the Ottawa Art Gallery Art Auction Committee and the boards of the Rogers Documentary Fund, the Alliance for Children and Television, and the Canadian Television Fund.
Lori DeGraw is Executive Director of Stratford Tourism. Ms. DeGraw brings 25 years’ experience in the audiovisual industry. She held the role of VP Media Operations at Blue Ant Media for 10 years and over the course of nearly 15 years before that, she held various roles at the production level, including Executive Producer and Senior Series Producer. She brings extensive corporate governance experience, having sat on numerous Boards during her career.
She holds a BA from Western University and is an MBA Candidate from Thompson Rivers University. She was recently appointed to the Canadian Olympic Committee Board of Directors and recently completed the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management’s, Director Education Program (DEP).
Mr. Fournier is an author, playwright, story editor, film producer, and screenwriter, with more than 300 television dramas to his credit. He was a founding member and President of the Institut québécois du cinéma and served as National Vice President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and President of the Academy’s Quebec chapter. He has served on the boards of Oxyx-Films Inc., SMA Inc. Télé-4, Les Productions du Verseau Inc., Télévision Quatre-Saisons, Télé-Québec, and CBC/Radio-Canada. He currently serves on the board of Le Théâtre du Rideau Vert and La Pyramide. He is a member of the Order of Canada.
Michael Schmalz is President of Digital Extremes, a top development studio in the interactive entertainment industry. Mr. Schmalz has over 10 years’ experience in the digital media industry, focusing his attention on innovation in the gaming sector.
Prior to that, he practiced as a civil engineer. He holds several degrees including a PhD, MA and MESc from Western University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.