The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is pleased to announce that Mathieu Laperle has been appointed Director of Administration. Mr. Laperle had significant achievements at McGill University, where, since 2009, he was director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, responsible for all aspects of hospitality and housing services for the downtown and Macdonald campuses. This included human resources, contract management, finance, dining services, building management, residence life programmes and developing the oneCard (with a $62 million operating budget that is entirely self‐funded, 300 employees and 200 contract employees). Mr. Laperle will assume his new position on October 3, 2016.
“Mr. Laperle’s remarkable record of achievement speaks to his qualities as a disciplined, inventive manager and an engaged, attentive team player,” said Jacques Parisien, the MMFA’s President. “We’re pleased to welcome him as the Museum continues its remarkable growth, with the November opening of the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace. I’m convinced, as was our selection committee, that his personality and his experience, which is a good match with the museum world, will enable us to set our sights on new horizons.”
As a manager of multidisciplinary teams, Mathieu Laperle has 20 years of administrative experience in the public and private sector, in the university setting and in tourism. He was senior director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services (student life) at McGill University since 2013, and director of Dining Services since 2009. Previously, he worked at the University of Ottawa, the Gatineau and Montreal casinos and the Quebec General Delegation in Paris.
“I’m happy to be joining the team of a leading cultural institution, the MMFA, which has always inspired me. For me, a museum is a place to learn, to discover and to share knowledge, like the university setting I’m coming from. I find it highly motivating to have the opportunity to contribute to its development,” said Mr. Laperle.