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The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose focus is to build and strengthen trade and business connections between Australia and Canada. The Chamber is pleased to launch the CACC Québec Committee in 2024.

If you would like to get involved in volunteering or corporate partnership please contact us at email: globalengagement@cacc.com.au

Introducing the Québec Committee

Chantal Gagnon

CO-CHAIR

Chantal recently joined CDPQ Global as Director of Regulatory Affairs after over a decade in politics and diplomacy, having worked in Québec City, Paris, and Ottawa, before returning to Montreal, the city she calls home. After studies in Communications, Political Science, Law, and International Relations at Concordia University, Sciences Po Paris, and Université de Montréal, Chantal worked in the Québec and Canadian public service for a wide range of mandates, from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to Global Affairs Canada, and including four years at the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada in senior roles on the Communications team. Prior to joining CDPQ, she was Deputy Chief of Staff to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Philippe Pourreaux

CO-CHAIR

Philippe Pourreaux, a Partner at PwC Canada, leads the Value Creation, Deals practice and serves as the Energy, Utilities, and Mining Deal sector leader for Quebec and Eastern Canada. With over 24 years of experience, he specializes in data-driven decision-making, focusing on business strategy, operations, financial and analytical modeling, investment advisory, and CFO office activities. Philippe is integral to PwC’s Global Critical and Strategic Minerals and Global Hydrogen and Fuel of the Future working groups, emphasizing energy transition and decarbonization.
He holds an MBA from HEC Montreal, is a CFA designation holder, and volunteers on the Board of Governors for Concordia University. Before joining PwC in 2018, he held key roles at Rio Tinto Aluminum, Bombardier Aerospace, Secor Consulting, and the National Bank of Canada.

Jacob Haeusler

DEPUTY CO-CHAIR

Jacob is the Executive Director at AFL Canada, the AFL's Official International affiliate in Canada. Hailing from regional Victoria, Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education in 2012 but a passion for Sports Business drove him to follow a career in that sector.

Relocated to Canada in 2014, Jacob resides in Ottawa. He has guided the national competition through a period of growth during the pandemic and is driven to continue that growth moving forward.

OPEN POSITION

SECRETARY

The CACC is looking for a senior executive to Co-Chair the Québec Committee. This position would lead the Committee and relevant activities in Montréal as well as act as CACC Ambassador within the international trade community. If you are seeking to volunteer please submit your expression of interest to CEO, Melissa Wharton at melissa@cacc.com.au.

OPEN POSITION

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

The CACC has various roles that we are recruiting for the Québec Committee. If you are seeking to volunteer and are based in Montréal please submit your expression of interest to globalengagement@cacc.com.au.

OPEN POSITION

VARIOUS POSITIONS

The CACC has various roles that we are recruiting for the Québec Committee. If you are seeking to volunteer and are based in Montréal please submit your expression of interest to globalengagement@cacc.com.au.

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