Legare named Quebec region president for SAC
By Adam FreillConstruction Risk Management
Industry veteran joins Surety Association of Canada to promote the use of surety bonds and enhance the image of the industry in Quebec.
The Surety Association of Canada (SAC) recently announced the appointment of Roger Legare to the position of president for the region of Quebec.
With more than a half-century of experience in both the public and private sectors, including more than 25 years in government affairs, Legare was a key influencer and participant in the growth and success of several high-profile organizations, including Bell Canada, University of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission and Canada Post. He also served as president and CEO of the Quebec Infrastructure Council from 2009 to 2019.
In 2017, he received the medal of the National Assembly of Quebec in honour of his involvement in the financing and construction of the Place de l’Unite de Montreal.
In his new role, Legare will be responsible for expanding the use of surety products among construction purchasers and other bond users in Quebec and promoting the interests of the surety industry with public bodies and other stakeholders in the province. He will work with the Quebec Regional Committee, the Quebec Region Commercial Surety Committee and head office staff to liaise with local authorities in both public and private sectors to promote the use of surety bonds and enhance the image of the industry.
“We are very excited to have Roger join our team as the face of our industry in Quebec”, said SAC president Steve Ness as he announced the appointment. “He brings that rare combination of talent, experience and a stellar reputation that will serve our industry well.”