Board of Directors
The SAAQ is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of nine to fifteen members, who are appointed by the Government, including the Chair and the President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board and its members are governed by a code of ethics and rules of conduct that apply to administrators of the SAAQ, which has been in force since February 23, 2005.
In addition to the functions and powers conferred on it by the Government, the Board of Directors approves the general orientation, budget and financial management plan of the SAAQ. With regard to the examination of specific issues, the Board strikes ad hoc committees, approves the operating rules of committees and assigns the necessary powers to carry out their work. The Board also oversees the Fonds d'assurance automobile du Québec, of which the SAAQ is trustee.
- Guy Morneau
Chair of the SAAQ Board of Directors
Retired administrator of state
Régie des rentes du Québec
Ministère du Conseil exécutif
Ministère des Ressources naturelles
Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances
- Nathalie Tremblay
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
- Alain Albert
Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
- Yvan Bordeleau
Université de Montréal
- André Caron
Certified corporate director
- Brigitte Corbeil
- Ida Crasto
Andersen-Sima Maritime inc.
- Anne-Marie Croteau
Full Professor and Assistant Dean
School of Graduate studies, Concordia University
- Adrien Desautels
- Céline Garneau
Langlois Kronström Desjardins
- André Lesage
- Conrad Lord
Conrad Lord avocat inc.
- Hélène Racine
École des hautes études commerciales
Université de Montréal
- Marie Carole Tétreault
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
- Governance and Ethics Committee
The Governance and Ethics Committee is entrusted with the task of drafting governance rules to oversee SAAQ affairs. It ensures that the governance regulation applicable to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec and the Fonds d'assurance automobile du Québec is enforced along with the code of ethics and rules of conduct for SAAQ managers and vice-presidents, and proposes changes when necessary. It drafts the competencies profile that Board of Directors members are required to meet and recommends training resources.
- Assets and Liabilities Committee
The Assets and Liabilities Committee is in charge of establishing, jointly with Management, an investment policy for funds deposited by the Fonds d'assurance automobile du Québec at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). It also works with the Audit Committee and Management to establish a capitalization policy. The Assets and Liabilities Committee monitors the application of the policy by the CDPQ, the rate of return of deposited funds and all other matters relating to investments. It periodically revises the investment policy and makes recommendations when necessary. It builds relationships with other depositors at the Caisse de dépôt et placement concerning matters of common interest. It approves the service agreement with the CDPQ and submits it to the Board of Directors.
- Audit Committee
The principal mandate of the Committee is to assess the effectiveness of the accounting, financial information and internal control procedures of the Fonds d'assurance automobile and the SAAQ. It must therefore ensure fulfillment of the requirements that are key to sound management and compliance with the laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in effect.
- Human Resources and Customer Service Committee
The Human Resources and Customer Service Committee's responsibilities include, in particular, drafting and proposing a competency and experience profile to appoint the President and Chief Executive Officer, drafting and proposing criteria to evaluate the President and Chief Executive Officer, and helping to select individuals who will assume responsibilities under the authority of the President and Chief Executive Officer. In regard to customer service, the Committee studies and analyzes standards, policies and guidelines, and evaluates the service statement, improvements to services, how the SAAQ's image is perceived and customer satisfaction. In addition, the Committee analyzes the quality and cost of customer services.
- Information Technology Committee
The Information Technology Committee evaluates investment strategies and examines applications to acquire goods and services that require approval by the Board of Directors.
SAAQ Senior Executives
- President and Chief Executive Officer
The SAAQ's President and Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Government on recommendation from the Board of Directors. This person is responsible for administration of the SAAQ, and directs SAAQ activities to ensure that the laws and powers entrusted to the President and Chief Executive Officer are enforced. The President and Chief Executive Officer also oversees development of general objectives and strategic planning, approves the policies and objectives of Vice-Presidents and maintains overall control over SAAQ activities. The President and Chief Executive Officer also presides over the Management Committee.
- Management Committee
The Management Committee is comprised of nine members, including the President and Chief Executive Officer, seven Vice-Presidents, appointed by the Board of Directors, and the Director of legal affairs. The Committee generally meets every two weeks.