Vice-President & Corporate Secretary
Sun Life Financial
In April 2014, Brigitte moved from Montreal to Vancouver to join HSBC Bank Canada as Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance. She leads HSBC’s Canadian Corporate Secretary function and is a member of HSBC’s Global Corporate Secretary Executive Committee and Risk Management Committee. From 2004 to 2013, she was Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretary of Astral Media. Before joining Astral, she was Corporate Secretary of Alimentation Couche-Tard. Prior thereto, she was Senior General Counsel and Associate Secretary of Canadian National Railway Company for six years. She started her career in private practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, where she specialized in corporate securities for close to ten years, progressing to partner level. During that time, she was Corporate Secretary of Culinar for three years.
Brigitte obtained her BCL/LLB degrees from McGill University (National Program) in 1988 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1989. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.