Director Profile

Suzanne Gouin ICD.D MBA

Board Value Proposition: 

CEO Leadership and Bottom-line Performance

  • Led the transformation of TV5 Québec Canada from an underperforming regional broadcaster into one of the most recognized brands in and outside its Quebec market, and a high-performing company with a 100% increase in revenues over a ten-year period.
  • Launched a new network, UnisTV, which ensured the financial viability of the organization with its mandatory distribution across Canada.
  • Negotiated three collective agreements without any work disruptions.
  • Introduced an innovative programming series that won national acclaims in drama and documentaries series.
  •  Implemented an effective process to assess the regulatory and political environment.

Digital Marketplace

  • Launched a variety of web applications (apps) in the digital marketplace (TV5 IOS, TV5 Android, Francomobile, and 10 Destin) that significantly increased the network’s presence and mobility, and expanded its customer base.

Organizational Transformation

  • Through a variety of initiatives, transformed the culture of TV5 to become entrepreneurial.
  • After a thorough review of the governance mode, installed new human resources policies and processes and a new compensation program to be in line with the cultural transformation.
  • Worked with the Audit Committee of the Board to design and implement a risk-assessment process that was incorporated throughout the company’s operations.
  • Implemented a digital-based working environment at TV5.

Industry Experience: 

  • Health Care Equipment & Services
  • Media
  • Broadcasting
  • Cable & Satellite
  • Publishing
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Utilities
  • Electric Utilities

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Hydro-Québec 2008 to Present
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Executive Committee
Chair, Environment and Public Affairs Committee (past)
TV5 Quebec Canada 2002 to 2015
Audit Committee
Human Resources Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Governance Committee

Additional Boards:

Printemps numérique 2016 to Present
Fondation du Grand Montréal 2016 to Present
St-Marys’s Hospital 1995 to 2015
Chair, Patient Services Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
Chair of the Public Advisory Committee
Telus Québec 2010 to 2014
Advisory Committee to the President of Telus
Concordia University 2002 to 2012
Chair, Communications Committee
Employee Benefit Committee
Collective Bargaining Committee


TV5 Quebec Canada 2002 to 2015
President and Chief Executive Officer
Transcontinental Media 2000 to 2001
Vice President, Business Publications
CJNT 1999 to 2000
Vice President, Business Publications
CF Television Inc. 1994 to 1999
Vice President, News and Public Affairs
Director, News and Public Affairs
Interim Director, Production
CBC/Radio-Canada 1991 to 1994
Executive Producer, Montréal Ce Soir
Producer/Director, Téléjournal
Productions Pixart 1988 to 1991
Executive Producer
CBC/Radio-Canada 1979 to 1988
News and Public Affairs Department


ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2008
MBA, Ivey Business School, 2000
Media Studies Masters Course, Concordia University, 1983
BA (Poli.Sci), Concordia University, 1977