André Leclerc is co-founder and partner at Gagné Leclerc Groupe Conseil. He has more than 25 years of experience in the cultural sector. As a consultant, he specializes in strategic management and planning for a number of public administration and cultural organizations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. He has a vast knowledge of the arts sector, having been managing director of programs at the Conseil des Arts et des letters du Québec (CALQ) and later, a member of the board of directors of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). André has had extensive experience managing and leading major cultural institutions. Previously, he was the administrative director at the Théâtre du Trident in Quebec City and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal. As the administrative director at Le Devoir, he helped the newspaper reestablish its financial footing and reposition itself within the media environment. He is an active member of his community and contributes to the development of arts and culture through his involvement as a board member at Culture Montréal, Les Arts et la Ville and the Canadian Conference of the Arts. Additionally, he is a member of the Forum partners Conférence des élus de Montréal.