Monique Mercier is a trusted advisor to the TELUS executive leadership team and Board of Directors. Based in Vancouver, she supports TELUS’ Legal Services and Compliance teams as well as enterprise functions including communications, government relations, regulatory affairs, corporate sponsorships and events, and corporate real estate.
Throughout Monique’s 30 year career, she has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver exceptional results on highly complex files, provided strong leadership and fostered spirited teamwork in positions she has held across various industries, including information technology, health and telecommunications.
Monique is a graduate of the University of Montreal Law School and holds a master's degree in politics from Oxford University, where she was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship. In 2002, she was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal as a Canadian business leader who has made exemplary contributions to Canada as a whole. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Monique was honoured to be named to the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is the recipient of the 2013 Lexpert Zenith Award celebrating Women Leaders in the Legal Community. She is the 2013 winner in the Litigation Management category at the Western Canada General Counsel Awards. She is also one of only a few Canadians recognized worldwide as a Woman Worth Watching for 2014, by the U.S.-based Diversity Journal, and she was named “General Counsel of the Year 2014” by Quebec publication, Le Monde Juridique.
An active member of the community, Monique embodies TELUS’ philanthropic philosophy, we give where we live. She is currently a trustee of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund, founded in 2014, and serves on the Group of Leaders on Women in the Economy which is a forum for discussion and advice to the Federal Minister of Status of Women on issues of importance to women’s full participation in the economy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Research Society and in 2013 was the Honorary President of the Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation of Montreal`s annual fundraising gala. Monique is the Past President of the Advisory Board of the University of Montreal Law School and of the Fondation Jean Lapointe Fundraising Campaign, a facility supporting individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.
Monique served on the Board of Directors of the Société Générale de Financement du Québec from 2006 to 2010 and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of Stornoway Diamond Corporation.