Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Raby and Luke Gould to its Board of Directors. Jean and Luke join the board for a three-year term at the beginning of this Olympic quadrennial.
“We are fortunate to have two outstanding business leaders such as Jean and Luke joining our board at Alpine Canada” said Therese Brisson, President & Chief Executive Officer of ACA. “They bring the breadth of business and strategic skills that will complement our board and support Alpine Canada’s work to become a world-class ski racing nation.”
Jean is a Partner, Business Development at Astorg. Prior to joining Astorg, Jean became a Founding Sponsor and Co-CEO of Odyssey Acquisition. Before that, he was the CEO of Natixis Investment Managers and Head of Asset and Wealth Management. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial and Legal Officer of Alcatel-Lucent from 2013 to 2016. Jean spent the majority of his career at Goldman Sachs in various roles including Managing Director, Partner, and then Head of the division in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. In addition to his current roles, Jean is a member of the board of directors of AerCap and of Fiera Capital. Jean is a graduate of Université Laval (Canada) – LL.B. (Law degree), University of Cambridge (UK) – M.Phil in International Relations, and Harvard Law School – LL.M. (Master of Laws).
“I am honored and welcome the opportunity to join the Alpine Canada Board of Directors,” says Jean. “Growing up in Quebec City, skiing has been part of my life since my early days. And given I have lived in Europe for the past 30 years, I have enjoyed the energy and excitement of live ski racing and developed a passion for it. I look forward to working alongside Therese and the rest of the board to continue to support our athletes and grow Alpine Canada’s influence on and off the snow.”
Luke Gould is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments, part of IGM Financial. Luke joined the IGM Financial group of companies in 1997 and has held several roles in business and strategic analysis, investor relations and corporate finance prior to being appointed Vice-President and Treasurer of IGM Financial in 2005. Luke was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of IG Wealth Management in 2012, and then also Chief Financial Officer of Mackenzie Investments in 2013. He was responsible for all the IGM Financial shared service functions of finance, enterprise risk management and taxation from 2012 to 2018. He has been President and CEO of Mackenzie Investments since July 2022. Previously he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for IGM Financial Inc. Luke holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder.
“I am proud of Mackenzie’s long history of supporting Alpine Canada,” said Luke. “And now look forward to my time on the board and to working with my fellow board members. I am joining a diverse and talented group of leaders who share my commitment to increasing podium performances, to growing participation in ski racing and to expanding the fan base.”
“Jean and Luke are tremendous additions to our board,” said Tim Dattels, Chair of the Board of Directors. “They bring world class experience in finance, strategy, risk management, corporate sustainability and a global perspective. These skills and experience are critical as we continue to strengthen the organization. ACA is fortunate to add them to what is already an outstanding Board of Directors”
With the re-election of Bruce Chapple, Tracey Pearce and Kaori Zage and the addition of Jean and Luke, the Alpine Canada Board now includes the full possible 16 directors:
- Tim Dattels, Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia (Chair)
- Anne-Marie Boucher, Attorney, M. Fisc., Philanthropist
- Erik Guay, former ACA athlete, and World Champion
- Blake Hutcheson, President, and Chief Pension Officer, OMERS
- Don R. Lindsay, CEO, Teck Resources
- Darryl White, CEO, Bank of Montreal
- Mark D. Wiseman, Chair of the Board, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
- Sarah Evans, Founder, Youth Lab/Westside School
- Deborah Orida, President and Chief Executive Officer, PSP Investments
- Kelly VanderBeek, former ACA athlete, Broadcaster
- Marc Lanouette, CEO, Grey Group Canada, CEO, TANK Worldwide
- Bruce Chapple, Partner, McMillan
- Tracey Pearce, President, Scene+
- Kaori Zage, Entrepreneur, Property Developer, and Sports Advocate
- Jean Raby, Partner Business Development, Astorg
- Luke Gould, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mackenzie Investments
Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community.