Hélène Messier is a lawyer specializing in intellectual property and has been working in the cultural sector for more than 30 years.
Since 2015, she has served as President and CEO of the Association québécoise de la production médiatique after being for more than 17 years at the helm of Copibec, a non-profit social enterprise specializing in copyright management.
She was director of the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois from 1988 to 1992, then worked for six years as director of the copyright department and director of business development and new media at Radio-Canada.
In addition to sitting on the board of directors of the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and being its co-chair, she is a member of the boards of directors of the Institut national de l'image et du son (Inis) and its training mutual, of the professional representation committee of Québec Cinéma, of the Observatoire de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and of the Canadian Retransmission Collective.
Member of the Barreau du Québec, Mrs Messier also holds a master’s degree in public administration.