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Board of directors

Our Board of Directors consists of six electoral districts with two elected members per district. The three dedicated positions of director, director of special-purpose or consumer cooperatives, and guest director, bring the total number of members to 15.

GHISLAIN GERVAIS

President and Member of the executive committee of La Coop fédérée

Ghislain Gervais has been active in numerous organizations over the past 17 years, and was elected President of La Coop fédérée’s Board of Directors in 2016.

He brings extensive leadership experience to the organization, along with the ability to clearly articulate and implement a strategic vision that serves members’ interests. His thorough understanding of the environment in which La Coop fédérée operates puts him in an excellent position to represent the organization, in cooperation with the CEO.

Mr. Gervais’s skills in governance, leadership, and consensus-based decision-making, along with his experience running meetings and his ability to foster open-ended discussions and build consensus, make him a recognized expert known for his integrity and transparency. Ghislain Gervais employs a consistent and disciplined collective approach to grow the coop’s agricultural divisions, staying on top of the industry’s key issues and development opportunities in order to fulfill his duties and meet the challenge of satisfying multiple stakeholders, from farm to table.

As President of the Board of Directors, Ghislain Gervais encourages dialogue between consumers and the industry so that everyone has a chance to listen and to be heard.

Mr. Ghislain is a graduate of "Institut de technologique agroalimentaire" and works as a poultry and field crop producer. He previously served as president of the board of directors at La Coop Agrilait. He has also held at seat on his regional UPA union, the board of directors of Club Yamasol, and the Saint-Guillaume CLD (local development centre).

Muriel Dubois

First Vice President of the Board of Directors

Dairy producer

MATHIEU COUTURE

Second Vice President of the Board of Directors

Dairy producer

RICHARD FERLAND

First Officer of the Executive Committee

Dairy and Field Crop Producer

NORMAND MARCIL

Administrator

Dairy producer

Benoît Massicotte

Administrator

Dairy and Field Crop Producer

CATHY FRASER

Administrator

François Drainville

Administrator

Dairy producer

Jean-François Pelletier

Administrator

Dairy producer

Adrien Pitre

Administrator

Grain farm, forestry and hay producer

Marc-André Roy

Administrator and Member of the Executive Committee

Dairy producer

Patrick Soucy

Administrator

Dairy and crop producer

Réjean Vermette

Administrator

Pork Producer

Robert Dutton

Administrator

Adjunct Professor at HEC Montréal

David Mercier

Administrator

Poultry and Field Crop Producer