Patrice Brunet, President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrice possesses over 20 years of experience in the sport of triathlon. He was also the race director of the last international competition held in Montréal; the 1999 World Triathlon Championships. A Lawyer, Patrice is also an international arbitrator in sports law, a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, a former Triathlon Canada VP and a former president of Triathlon Québec. He has been closely involved with the ITU for over 20 years.
Jo-Annie Charbonneau, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel
Jo-Annie joined the ITU Montréal in 2015. She has been working in sports with sports federations for more than 5 years and contributed to the development of their business plans and bids of the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the 2020 World Equestrian Games. With a master's degree in sports law, Jo-Annie brings a wealth of experience in sport as well as operations related to the sport. organization of sports events.
Ghislain Mélançon, Deputy Director
Ghislain possesses a vast experience in the sport of triathlon. He is a highly experienced race director, involved in many races in the metropolitan region such as the Triathlon of Verdun, the Triathlon of Lachine, Mud Hero and the Classique Verdunoise. A trained engineer and recently retired from a large telecommunications company, Ghislain has a strong knowledge in triathlon as a race director and former president of Triathlon Québec.
Brigitte Légaré, Director, Venue, Operations and Sport
Brigitte has been working for the ITU Montréal since its very first edition in 2016. Brigitte has been working in the sports industry for more than 20 years. Her career brought her to working with numerous national and international sporting events, such as the Vancouver, London, Rio Olympic Games as well as the Toronto Pan American Games.
Patricia Bonnot, Director of Volunteer Managment
Patricia has managed volunteers for several major events including the Défi sportif AlterGo for which she has managed more than 1,200 volunteers for 6 years. She is also a trainer at the Centre d'action bénévole de Montréal and consultant for several organizations on volunteer management. Since the first edition of the Montreal International Triathlon, she has mobilized a team of motivated and committed volunteers. Her expertise is based on the development of work tools as well as organizational and communication methods for the recruitment, training, supervision and recognition of volunteers.
George Zhang, Director of Finances
While being an accountant, George worked as a Computer Software Engineer for the Agriculture Development Bank of China in China for 8 years. Over the last 5 years, he worked as a Controller for an IT company. George holds a bachelor in commerce, specialized in accounting from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University and a Diploma in Computer Software form the College of Information Science and Engineering, of the Northeastern University in China.