Philippe Bourke has been Director – Activation and Integration of Sustainable Development at Hydro-Québec since July 2022. In this capacity, he ensures that sustainable development is integrated into the decision-making mechanisms for all activities and all stages of Hydro-Québec’s value chain. He is also responsible for managing the cross-functional issues associated with the concrete implementation of sustainable development.
Mr. Bourke has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of the environment and sustainable development. After 20 years as Executive Director of the Regroupement national des conseils régionaux de l’environnement du Québec, he served as Vice-President of Strategic Development and Public Affairs for Réseau Environnement in 2017, and as President of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) from 2017 to 2022.
In addition, Mr. Bourke was President of the Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable. He has also served on the Climate Change Advisory Committee of the Quebec Minister responsible for the Environment and on Alcoa’s Sustainable Development Advisory Committee. He founded GaïaPresse and the Secrétariat des organismes environnementaux du Québec and has been a director of the Agence de l’efficacité énergétique du Québec, the Canadian Environmental Network and the Centre québécois d’action sur les changements climatiques. Philippe Bourke holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.