Hélène Messier is a lawyer specializing in intellectual property and has been working in the cultural sector for over thirty years.

Since 2015, she has served as President and CEO of the Association québécoise de la production médiatique after more than 17 years at the helm of Copibec, a copyright collective representing the written and visual arts sector. She was Director of the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois from 1988 to 1992, and then worked for six years as Head of Copyright and Director of Business Development and New Media for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors of the CDEC, she is a member of the professional representation committee of Québec Cinéma, the Observatoire de la Culture et des Communications and the Société collective des droits de retransmission.

A member of the Barreau du Québec, she also holds a master’s degree in public administration.