Martin Simard 
Director, Communications 

Martin Simard joined GAC in January 2019 as Director of Communications.  He has over 30 years of international experience in corporate communications and public affairs, developing and implementing strategies on four continents. Before joining GAC, he worked for global organisations including Rio Tinto, ArcelorMittal, Xstrata and Tembec. 
 
Mr. Simard studied at HEC Montreal Business School where he obtained an MBA Essential and a specialized graduate diploma in Communications and Marketing. He previously did his undergraduate studies in Political Sciences at Université du Québec à Montréal.  
 
Mr. Simard is a Canadian national and speaks both English and French. He served on different non-profits organisations’ board of directors and industry-related associations and committees in different countries. He also held public office as City Councillor for one term.