Voice of English-speaking Québec announces new Executive Director

Voice of English-speaking Québec announces new Executive Director


Québec, 8 September 2015 – The Board of Directors of Voice of English-speaking Québec is pleased to announce the selection of Brigitte Wellens as its new Executive Director.

The selection was made after a comprehensive search process and she will begin her new position at VEQ on September 14, 2015. Brigitte brings more than 10 years of leadership experience from a variety of fields and many years of involvement in Quebec City’s English-speaking community, including 8 years as a member of the VEQ Board of Directors.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this appointment,” said Taylor Ireland, President of the Board of Directors. “Brigitte will bring leadership and enthusiasm to VEQ and she has a deep sense of commitment both to the organization and the English-speaking community.”

Brigitte has already played an important role with VEQ, with crucial involvement in the organization of the gala for the 400th anniversary celebration of Quebec City, participation in the implementation of VEQ’s Newcomers Program and the 2013 Future Forum, just to name a few.

“I am delighted that the board has selected Brigitte as the new Executive Director. She will no doubt prove to be a remarkable asset to the organization,” said Jean-Sébastien Gignac, outgoing Executive Director.

Ms. Wellens added “I am thrilled with the opportunity of taking on the Executive Director role at VEQ. I am committed to the organization’s mission and will do everything I can to fulfill its mandate. ”

About Voice of English-speaking Québec
As an autonomous, non-profit organization with over 2,400 members, VEQ has played a vital role in the preservation and development of a dynamic English-speaking community in the Greater Quebec City region for over three decades. We welcome newcomers, sponsor community celebrations, research needs, inform citizens, provide support and services for seniors, coordinate youth projects, and promote the interests of the community by providing a framework for effective action. For more information, please visit us online at www.veq.ca or on Facebook.

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