Mark Hounsell joined CAE in February 2016 as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Hounsell is responsible for the development and management of the legal framework for CAE’s business worldwide, as well as leadership of the company’s compliance and corporate secretariat portfolios. He is a member of the company’s Executive Management Committee.
Mr. Hounsell brings close to 25 years of legal and general counsel experience to CAE. Prior to joining CAE, he was Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Aimia (Aeroplan) for nine years. Mr. Hounsell also held various senior positions within the BCE group of companies from 1997 to 2006, including Assistant General Counsel for BCE and Bell Canada and Vice President, Law and Corporate Secretary at Bell Canada International.
Within these various roles, he has gained a wide variety of experience in a global context in relation to commercial transactions, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and disclosure, along with ethics and overall compliance management.
Mr. Hounsell obtained his law degree from the Université de Montréal in 1991 and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1992.