Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 27, 2009 15:00 ET

Canadian Heritage: Appointment to the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Claude Gauvin as a member of the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees.

"I am pleased to announce Mr. Gauvin's appointment," said Minister Moore. "His leadership and in-depth knowledge of the finance world will be a great asset to the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees."

An accounting specialist, Mr. Gauvin has held several positions in various chartered accounting firms, including KPMG. He is currently a partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Throughout the years, Mr. Gauvin has been involved in various professional and community activities. He was Chair of the Board of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec, the Quebec Winter Carnival's Audit Committee, and of the Chambre de commerce de Quebec's Board of Governors, among others. His current activities include serving as Chair of the Board for the Advancement of the Faculty of Business Administration at the Universite Laval and the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec's Government Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Orchestre symphonique de Quebec.

Mr. Gauvin holds two degrees from Universite Laval, one in Business Administration and the other in Accounting, as well as several other titles, including lifetime member and Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agrees du Quebec and Administrateur de societes certifie. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the Hermes de carriere award bestowed in 2004 by the Universite Laval's Faculty of Business Administration.

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is a federal organization dedicated primarily to developing and showcasing the performing arts in the National Capital Region and across Canada. Home to the acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra, the NAC is a multidisciplinary performing arts centre that features classical music, dance, English- and French-language theatre, variety shows, and regional programming. The NAC takes part in co-productions with other organizations throughout the country, hosts festivals, and reaches audiences across Canada and around the world through new technologies and international tours.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications