Nathalie Hamel is Executive Director, Public Affairs. In this position, she plays a strategic role within AMF senior management and a cross-cutting advisory role within the organization as a whole. In addition to contributing to the achievement of the AMF’s general objectives through communication initiatives aligned with the organization’s strategic plan, she is responsible for developing the organization’s reputation and reach within both the public arena and the financial services industry. She is supported in her role by multidisciplinary teams from AMF External Communications and AMF Media Relations.
A seasoned manager with a communications career spanning more than 30 years, Ms. Hamel worked for public and private corporations active in various sectors both in Canada and internationally. She developed and implemented comprehensive strategies that contributed positively to their desired outcomes, brand image and reputations. Ms. Hamel was Vice-President and Communications Practice Lead from 2002 to 2008, then Human Capital and Communications Practice Lead in 2009, for Aon Consulting. As Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications at the Société des alcools du Québec from 2009 to 2017, she rallied stakeholders behind the organization’s major projects and vision. Ms. Hamel was also Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications for Aéroports de Montréal and, more recently, Director, Brand Image and Digital Strategies for the city of Montréal.
Ms. Hamel is actively involved in the community. Among her many roles, she has served as board director and human resources committee chair for Tourisme Montréal, board director and human resources committee chair for Écotech, board director and treasurer for Éduc’Alcool, member of the Council of Mentors and governor of the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal, board vice-chair for Altergo (universal accessibility), and president of the Association marketing de Montréal.
Ms. Hamel holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke and is a member of the Québec Bar. She holds an ASC (certified corporate director) designation from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés and has completed various professional development programs, including at the École nationale d’administration publique and York University in Toronto.