Chantal Guay was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in 2018. Prior to this role, Ms. Guay was SCC’s Vice President, Standards and International Relations, where she was responsible for overseeing management of the Canadian standardization network. She also served as SCC’s Vice President, Accreditation Services for 5 years, where she led the unit’s transformation and established a new customer-centric business model.
In January 2020, Ms. Guay became the first woman to lead both SCC and represent Canada on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Council. Active in the international community, she has held many positions, including Chair of the Pacific Asia Standards Congress. Ms. Guay brings a strong understanding of the importance and value of standards, conformity assessment, quality and systems management in the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining SCC, Ms. Guay was CEO of Engineers Canada. Under her leadership, the engineering profession adopted the 30 by 30 strategy to increase the percentage of newly licensed female engineers to 30% by 2030. In 2020, Ms. Guay was recognized for this work with a fellowship from the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Ms. Guay holds a Bachelor in Geological Engineering from Université Laval. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Université de Sherbrooke. Ms. Guay earned an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from the Queen’s University School of Business in 2012. She received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2021 after completing the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.