December 12, 2017

Announcement of the New CCAC Executive Director

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)’s Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pierre Verreault as Executive Director of the CCAC, effective December 11, 2017. Mr. Verreault has a strong background in standards and policy development, and is committed to fulfilling the CCAC’s strategic goals and objectives and ensuring the long-term stability and viability of the organization.

Pierre Verreault, CCAC Executive Director

Mr. Verreault has 17 years of experience in managing national, member-based organizations. Prior to joining the CCAC, he worked at the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters where he served first as program director and then as executive director. During his tenure at this non-profit association, he dedicated his time developing policies and strategies to support the industry and its workforce, and spearheaded the development of a professional standards and certification system. He was also responsible for reorganizing the national office and developing a new funding strategy.

Mr. Verreault also worked as a management consultant for small and medium firms, where he gained extensive experience in organizational analysis, human resource development, and change management. Throughout his professional career, he has also served on the board of directors of multiple national and international organizations.

Mr. Verreault holds a Master in European Affairs, European Commercial Law and Business Administration degree from Lund University, Sweden, and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations degree from the Université Laval, Québec.

On behalf of the CCAC Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Mr. Verreault to the organization. He will have a strong role to play in determining the CCAC’s strategic and operational way forward, and we look forward to working with him as we achieve our mandate.

Dr. Eileen Denovan-Wright
Chair, CCAC Board of Directors