Today, Ms. Anie Perrault becomes the first woman to hold this position since the organization’s inception in 2000.
A lawyer by training and a seasoned administrator, she has a long track record in the field of research and innovation and possesses a very thorough knowledge of genomics.
“Ms. Perrault’s leadership, vast network of influence and governance skills are a perfect fit for the Génome Québec Board of Directors. This appointment is also important to us since it reflects our commitment to gender equality,” said Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec.
“It’s an honour for me to have been selected to lead the Génome Québec Board of Directors. Genomics is a technology with tremendous potential. By drawing on the diversity of my professional experience, I hope to help bring this technology closer to the people. Issues of strategic and scientific development, public education and social acceptance are all particularly important to me,” explained Ms. Perrault.
The Board takes this opportunity to extend its thanks to outgoing Chair Martin Godbout, O.C., PhD, who is stepping down after almost eight years of service. The Board also wishes to thank François R. Roy for his service as Acting Chair of the Board in recent months.