Director Profile

Lucie Martel

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer Intact Financial Corporation

Board Value Proposition: 

A senior executive and corporate director with deep experience in human resources, executive compensation, talent management, succession planning, and Human Resources strategy in a variety of industries.

HR Strategy and Talent Management

  • As CHRO of Intact Financial Corporation ($8 billion in assets) and working closely with the Board’s Human Resources Committee, lead impactful initiatives to drive constant improvements in employee engagement. 
  • As a result of this leadership, in 2015, Intact was named Aon’s Best Employer—Platinium Level, Top 100 Employers in Canada and Top 100 Employers in the GTA, just four years after a number of mergers and integrations, including a significant one in 2011 of AXA Insurance.
  • As a member of the board of the Quebec Liquor Board, and now Chair of its Human Resources Committee, have contributed significantly in the areas of executive compensation, talent management, succession planning, and HR strategy.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • As an executive at Intact, have led the successful integrations of many companies over the past five years, adding more than 5,000 employees.

CEO Recruitment and Succession Planning 

  • As Chair of the Human Resources Committee of Quebec Liquor Board, led the successful recruitment and integration of the new CEO.

Industry Experience: 

  • Banks
  • Diversified Banks
  • Insurance
  • Property And Casualty Insurance
  • Retailing
  • Specialty Stores

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Quebec Liquor Board (SAQ) 2011 to Present

Additional Boards:

United Way of Greater Montreal 2011
Member, Donations Allocation Committee


Intact Financial Corporation 2011 to Present
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
AXA Insurance 2000 to 2011
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Laurentian Bank of Canada 1988 to 1999
Vice President, Human Resources Management; Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Management and Development; Director of Labour Relations; Assistant Director, Labour Relations
Direct Film 1985 to 1987
Chief of Labour Relations
Uniroyal 1983 to 1984
Advisor, Labour Relations


BA, Industrial Relations, University of Montreal, 1983