Our associates

Colin Newhouse
Sylvie Plante
Nicole St-Pierre
Louis Martel
Thérèse Dupuy
Colin Newhouse
President
Sylvie Plante
Senior associate
Nicole St-Pierre
Senior associate
Louis Martel
Strategic Advisor
Thérèse Dupuy
Senior associate

Colin NewhouseColin Newhouse
President, Colin Newhouse & Associates Inc.

Colin Newhouse was born in England and educated there and in France. He qualified as a teacher in the UK and completed the first part of his Bachelor degree in Education at the University of Reading. Then he moved to France where he completed his degree, a License ès-lettres in Education and Communication from the Université de Paris V. In Paris, he started his career in adult training and development.

 

In 1975, he moved to Montreal. He became the Managing Director of a consulting company specializing in language and communications training and development, a position he held for 3 years, before moving to a similar position in CP Rail. In 1979 he joined Canadair. After setting up all language and communication training in the organization, he moved into management development and became the Head of Training and Development for the company. Among his accomplishments at Canadair were several culture-change programmes to integrate new divisions into the Bombardier family of companies. He intervened as an Executive Coach to Managers setting up new units and divisions in Canada and the United States.

 

He then moved on to hold several generalist positions in Human Resources in Bombardier/Canadair. In 1990 he joined Spar Aerospace to head up all Recruiting and Training and Development and then moved to Hewitt-Caterpillar in 1992 to hold a similar position.

 

Since 1993 he has owned and managed his own Human Performance consulting company, Colin Newhouse & Associates. He specializes in human performance issues and designs and delivers programmes to clients in Canada, the United States and in Europe. He designed and delivers the '360° Leader' programme for McGill's Executive Institute.

 

Colin is also President of Handicap International Canada, a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping those suffering from all types of handicaps.

 

leader@colinnewhouse.com Suivez-nous

 

Sylvie PlanteSylvie Plante
Senior Associate

Sylvie has more than 25 years of management-level experience in Human Resources at an international level. She has also accumulated experience in installing ERP systems with engineering and advanced technology companies.

 

She has brought determination and strong entrepreneurial competencies to all the positions she has occupied. During her long career in the private sector she gained a reputation for consistently delivering projects on time and within budget. She also earned a reputation as a coach for her colleagues and direct reports.

 

Sylvie has a Masters in Industrial Relations and is a Member of the HR-IR Professional Order in Quebec. She is accredited in all the Human Synergistics diagnostic technologies and is a Senior coach with Colin Newhouse & Associates.

 

Nicole St-Pierre Nicole St-Pierre
Senior Associate

Nicole St-Pierre is a consultant and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in large Canadian and global organizations.

 

She began her career as a pension consultant and subsequently held specialised positions in benefits and compensation with Domtar, ABB and CAE. Since 2003, she has held various senior and executive roles for Aimia and Paysafe, developing and implementing Human Resources strategies aligned with corporate objectives, and with an objective to build and nurture an engaging and performing organizational culture.

 

Throughout her career, she has successfully led all aspects of HR management, primarily in a context of transformation and growth. Her work in recent years has focused on compensation, employee engagement, organizational development, change management and mergers and acquisitions.

 

In 2016, she launched her consulting business, Ottima Solutions and Consulting, the mission of which being to assist transforming organizations by providing tailored solutions in Compensation, Organizational Development and Mergers and Acquisitions.

 

Nicole is a Certified Human Resource Professional. She holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, with a specialization in Actuarial Science from University of Montreal and became an Associate of the Society of Actuaries in 1991. She was also a participant in McGill University’s Advanced Leadership Program. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience by being a guest lecturer for various Montreal universities.

 

Nicole is also a member of the Board of Little Brothers, whose mission is to bring kindness, dignity, respect and joy to more than 1,200 elderly people in Quebec.

 

Louis MartelLouis Martel, MBA, CRHA
Strategic Advisor | Human capital | Consultation

Louis Martel is a strategic advisor and an experienced human resources manager with more than 30 years in business as a senior executive for companies in key industry sectors.

 

Mr. Martel is recognized for his strategic thinking and practical business acumen and has supported several organizations in the context of optimization, growth, organizational change and succession planning.

 

Mr. Martel has expertise in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions and the repositioning of HR services aligned with the priorities and business directions of the company. Strategic, he has the ability to manage both in a corporate environment and a unionized environment. Louis has a specialization in organizational development, labor relations and executive compensation.

 

In addition, Mr. Martel holds an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations from Université Laval. He is also a Certified Executive Coach and assists business leaders in developing their careers.

 

Thérèse DupuyThérèse Dupuy
Senior Associate - Business Development

After a classical education in the Quebec system, Thérèse started her career in health administration. She then combined starting and raising her family with working as Vice-President Administration in her husband's company.

 

She then moved into Sales, managing major accounts for top companies. She eventually rose to become National Sales Director, a position she held with several industry leading companies. During this period, she also found time to be very active in the volunteer sector, holding positions as Executive Secretary for the Pinocchio Foundation and the foundation of Sacré-Coeur Hospital. She is currently a Board Member for Handicap International Canada.

 

In 2004, Thérèse changed her career direction and joined Colin Newhouse and Associates as Senior Associate, Business Development. She is also an Executive Coach and helps senior managers set up and follow through on their professional development plans.

 

therese@colinnewhouse.com