Independent Board Member; Chair of Risk Committee; Member of Audit Committee
Mrs. Bernier brings extensive experience and expertise in the areas of transformation and implementation of innovative growth strategies as well as strong financial, governance and risk acumen acquired over a distinguished career that spans more than 30 years at global multi-services professional firms and one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. Most recently, Mrs. Bernier was Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer for The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) until her retirement in 2019.
Prior to this role, Mrs. Bernier spent nearly 30 years as an Audit and Advisory Partner at Andersen and KPMG from 1986 to 2015, including serving as Regional Managing Partner (Québec) from 2008 to 2015 and as a member of KPMG’s Canadian Leadership team. She is a member of the board of United Way Foundation of Greater Montréal and she served on other not-for-profit boards including the Montréal Board of Trade, United Way of Greater Montréal and on the advisory board of the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.
Mrs. Bernier received several awards including Canada’s CFO of the Year and Québec’s CFO of the Year from the Financial Executives International Canada and Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100.
Mrs. Bernier has a bachelor of commerce from McGill University and is a Fellow CPA, CA.