A seasoned manager and specialist in governance of non-profit organisations, more specifically in the cultural field, as well as that of communications and public affairs, Thérèse Boutin has over 35 years of management experience to her count. She has been senior executive in Quebec and Ontario in culture, media, education and public administration sectors. Her professional experience and fields of interest include restructuring non-profit organisations, governance, strategic planning, organisational development and managing people empowerment in organisations, public communications and sustainable funding. In addition, she has worked for some ten years in journalism in Ontario. Over the past ten years she has been managing director of the Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra, then CEO of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. Since 2016, she has been a consultant in arts management.
Involved voluntarily in her environment, Thérèse Boutin presently sits on various boards of directors. She has been voluntarily involved in Canada Orchestras and the Quebec Music Council. At Trois-Rivières, she has been a member of the strategic committee of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Directors of the Séminaire de Trois-Rivières, in charge of governance and Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Music Conservatory. She has sat on peer review committees, both at the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ).
She is well-known for her capacities of leadership, innovation and communication, and is valued for her team-training aptitude and ability to attract, motivate and retain people of talent.
Perfectly bilingual, Thérèse Boutin has a B.A. in political science at the Université Laurentienne (Ontario), a Master’s in political sciences from York University (Ontario) and a Master’s in public administration from Queen’s University (Ontario). She has completed a propaedeutic MBA course at the UQTR as well as doctoral studies in administration at the University of Sherbrooke, in addition to a training course for senior executives at Montreal’s HEC.