GAËTAN ROBITAILLE WILL BECOME THE INSTITUT NATIONAL DU SPORT DU QUÉBEC’S NEXT PRESIDENT AND CEO

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Gaëtan Robitaille

Tom Quinn, Chair of the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) Board of Directors, has announced that Gaëtan Robitaille will become the organization’s next President and CEO on May 9. The INS Québec Board of Directors unanimously approved the recommendation made by the selection committee following a comprehensive process that took a number of prestigious candidates into consideration.

“In addition to his knowledge of the organization, Gaëtan Robitaille has proved that he is the leader we need at this stage, particularly due to his ability to mobilize others to create and implement a vision for the organization,” said Tom Quinn. “He has shown a capacity for strategic thinking when implementing action plans, and will be able to maintain relationships with and influence our members, partners and donors. What’s more, he has a reputation as a team player who knows how to work with colleagues.”

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to continue working on what we’ve started over the past few years. It is a privilege to contribute to a project that is so central to the success of high-performance athletes and coaches,” said Mr. Robitaille. “I will have the good fortune to work with a highly talented, relentlessly dedicated team whose passion is inspirational. The contributions of these men and women will allow INS Québec to update its vision and assert itself as the primary force for advancing high-performance sport in Quebec.”

A senior sports administrator, Mr. Robitaille is bilingual and holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in coaching. He joined INS Québec in 2010 and was appointed Vice-President, Administration and Business Development in 2013. He is very familiar with sport systems in Quebec and Canada, having held management positions at Hockey Québec, SPORTSQUÉBEC, Volunteer Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada. He managed Hockey Canada’s high-performance women’s’ program from 1998 to 2002, helping the national team win the World Championships on three occasions (1999, 2000, and 2001) and bring home a gold medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.

Story and Photo from the INS Québec website | INSQuebec.org

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