CATO appoints Jean Hébert as Executive Director
Jean Hébert

CATO appoints Jean Hébert as Executive Director

TORONTO — CATO’s board of directors has announced Jean Hébert as Executive Director, effective immediately.

Between 2011 – 2021 Hébert served on the TICO Board as both a Board Member and Chair (elected and reelected December 2015 to May 2021). He was also a member of the Governance & Human Resources, Audit, Technology and Risk Management, Legislations & Regulations and Business Strategy committees.


From 2003 to February 2006, he was a senior policy advisor in various ministerial offices of the Government of Canada in Ottawa: Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, Human Resources and Skills Development, Industry Canada, Treasury Board and the Privy Council.

Prior to that, he spent almost eight years at Canada Post’s head office as a special advisor to the Chairman of the Board and as Director of Business Development for Canada’s largest network of customer service outlets.

From 1988 – 1994 he worked for the Government of Québec as Chief of staff and Policy Advisor for the Minister of Tourism and other Ministries.

CATO Chair Brett Walker said he could not be more pleased with the addition of Hébert to the CATO team. “Jean is a wonderful person and brings incredible talent to our Board, our members and industry. We know he will make a huge contribution in raising awareness of issues that matter most and working with governments of all levels as well as other stakeholders to achieve our goals,” said Walker.

The CATO Board of directors includes:

  • Brett Walker, Chair (Collette)
  • David Green, Vice Chair (G Adventures)
  • Richard Edwards, Treasurer (The Travel Corporation)
  • Nicole Bursey, TICO Director, CATO appointed (Transat)
  • Joanne Dhue, TICO Director, CATO appointed (Sunwing)
  • Emma Cottis, Chair Sustainability Committee (GOWAY)

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