Following an exceptional year of growth at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada’s (H+K) Montreal and Quebec City offices, including the recent Acertys acquisition, the firm is pleased to announce that Nathalie Bourque has joined as Quebec’s first-ever chair.

“Nathalie’s expertise in the Quebec marketplace—which includes senior leadership positions on both the client and agency sides—will help us continue our remarkable momentum in the province and bolster H+K Quebec’s trajectory,” says Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of H+K Canada. “From defining our regional direction to supporting strategic new business development efforts, Nathalie’s superbly equipped to help us navigate this ever-demanding marketplace and bring wisdom to our client challenges.”

Nathalie is currently a member of the board at Alimentation Couche-Tard, Héroux-Devtek and McGill University. She was a partner and vice-president for nearly a decade at a public relations firm, and has worked with Bombardier, PricewaterhouseCoopers, a regional airline and newswire service ISDN. Nathalie recently retired after 10 years with CAE Inc.—a global leader that delivers training for civil aviation, defence and security and healthcare markets with training locations in 35 countries—where she was vice-president, public affairs and global communications.

“I am excited to join such a great organization, which boasts offices around the world and a stellar reputation, and look forward to working with the Quebec team to add value to our clients,” says Bourque.

Nathalie has an MBA from McGill University and a bachelor of arts from Université Laval.