CIMA+ adds Louise Lalonde to board

15 March 2023 2 min. read

CIMA+, a Laval, QC-headquartered design and engineering consulting firm, has appointed Louise Lalonde as an independent director on its board. The firm also announced it received a Women in Governance Parity Certification (Bronze).

Lalonde’s appointment brings the CIMA+ board to seven members, four of whom are women. She will serve as administrator and chair of the audit committee.

Based in Vancouver, Lalonde brings more than 35 years of experience in accounting and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) consulting. She previously spent over 25 years at PwC, where she was a partner in the risk and regulatory consulting practice. Lalonde also previously served as director of enterprise risk management at Magna International and chief risk officer and chief auditor at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of British Columbia and is a chartered professional accountant and certified public accountant.Louise Lalonde, Board Member, Cima+“I am excited to join the CIMA+ Board and to work collaboratively with the board and management to help CIMA+ grow and achieve its corporate objectives,” Lalonde said. “I am confident that my experience in finance, governance, and risk management will be an asset to the company.”

CIMA+ also announced a bronze-level parity certification from Women in Governance, an organization which was created via pro bono support from McKinsey & Company. Certification requires a thorough diagnostic of an organization’s position on the gender parity spectrum as it pertains to strategies (culture and commitments) and actions (communications, policy, and programs) and the results they yield.

Organizations with a platinum certification include Mercer, Accenture, National Bank, and Sanofi.

“It is important to provide an environment in which our best talent can thrive and flourish, especially for women in the field of engineering," said Denis Thivierge, president and CEO. "It is a long-term commitment of CIMA+ to provide equal opportunity to all genders, and we are proud that our values are reflected in our governance practices."