CEO Luc Fournier to Step Down
ChiefExecutive Officer of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013, Luc Fournier announced this afternoon that he will soon be leaving his position. As of November 4, he will be assuming the duties of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Quebec Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. Mr. Fournier’s primary mandate will be to implement the government’s policy on sport, recreation, and physical activity.
It was with a touch of nostalgia that the CEO earlier informed the Board of Directors and his key staff. “I am extremely proud to have led this immense project to its rightful conclusion. From the outset, people trusted me and gave me the freedom to exercise flexible management without too many restrictions,” explained Luc Fournier. “What makes me the proudest today is to have brought together the team that was the strength and success of the Games. Ending such a huge undertaking with a perfect score is truly extraordinary.”
Originally from Asbestos, Luc Fournier assumed his responsibilities for the Games on March 1, 2010. He previously occupied the positions of Executive Director of the Centre universitaire des Appalaches, President and CEO of the Regroupement des évènements majeurs internationaux (RÉMI), and Executive Director of the Carnaval de Québec.
Tom Allen, Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013, highlighted the tireless work of Mr. Fournier. “Luc is highly regarded by people throughout Quebec, and I’m not surprised that they came looking for him. We are very proud of him for getting this nomination,” said Tom Allen.
It will now be up to Michel Dussureault, Deputy CEO – Planning and Sport Programming, to assume responsibility as Interim CEO until the organization concludes its activities. He will continue to be supported by the other two Deputy CEOs, Lynn Blouin and Marie-Eve Caron Laramée. Tom Allen will continue as Chair until the dissolution of the corporation.