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Ann Huddon leaves FEQ

Ann Huddon leaves FEQ

Anne Huddon’s reign at the helm of the Quebec Festival lasted just over three years.

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The woman who took over as President and CEO in June 2019, following the departure of Daniel Gilinas, announced on Tuesday that she will be leaving her position soon.

His time at FEQ will be marked above all due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the event to be canceled in 2020 and presented in a reduced format in 2021.

“For the power of circumstances, as I explained in a press release, my mission became crisis management: to allow the organization to navigate through the pandemic. For two years, with the entire team, we rethought the organization, adopted a new strategic plan, created Bleufeu, and then finally organized our big event this summer. I took the helm through the storm, but after much thought, I think the rest belongs to someone else.”

Ms. Haddon indicated that she would remain in the position for a certain period, in order to allow the Board of Directors to plan for her succession.

Its president, Henrik Simard, praised it. He believes “it has allowed the summer festival to be re-launched.”

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