Annette Comeau Chief Executive Officer

Annette Comeau is Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Learn­Sphere Cana­da and a mem­ber of the organization’s Board of Direc­tors. As the CEO since incep­tion, she chart­ed a unique path, tak­ing the orga­ni­za­tion from start-up to leader in train­ing and work­force devel­op­ment ser­vices. Annette has guid­ed Learn­Sphere in pro­vid­ing inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to mul­ti-faceted, com­plex prob­lems in the area of train­ing and skills devel­op­ment. Her work with Learn­Sphere has tak­en her to many coun­tries around the world, includ­ing Cameroon, Burk­i­na Faso, Mali, Sene­gal, Viet­nam, France, Roma­nia and the CARI­COM countries.

To this day, one of Annette’s career high­lights was a spe­cial invi­ta­tion by then Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of La Fran­coph­o­nie, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, to join him for a tête-à-tête in Paris to dis­cuss inter­na­tion­al youth skills devel­op­ment. This top­ic that would lat­er become the cen­tral theme for the Fran­coph­o­ne Sum­mit held in Monc­ton, New Brunswick.

Always curi­ous and con­nect­ed, Annette has held a num­ber of vol­un­teer posi­tions with many orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing Gov­er­nor of the Atlantic Provinces Eco­nom­ic Coun­cil (APEC), Chair of the Inter­na­tion­al Train­ing and Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee of l’Organisation inter­na­tionale de la Fran­coph­o­nie head­quar­tered in Paris, France, Chair of the Premier’s Round­table on eNB and Inno­va­tion, and mem­ber of the Comité con­sul­tatif en Fran­coph­o­nie inter­na­tionale et mul­ti­latérale. Annette has also served on sev­er­al Boards of Direc­tors, includ­ing those of the New Brunswick Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Alliance, a New Brunswick Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Agency, the Tourism Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Inno­va­tion Foun­da­tion. She start­ed young; at the ten­der age of 25, Annette was named co-chair of a nation­al com­mit­tee man­dat­ed to cre­ate an indus­try-led, con­sumer sen­si­tive rat­ing pro­gram (Cana­da Select), which is still in place today.

Annette has a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce degree from Mount Alli­son Uni­ver­si­ty. She lives in Fred­er­ic­ton with her part­ner Ian MacMil­lan, her step­son Con­nor and fond mem­o­ries of their beloved cor­gi, Nigel. When she has spare time, she loves to run, play golf, cross-coun­try ski and garden.

Lit­tle known fact about Annette:

Annette is an avid dis­tance run­ner, hav­ing com­plet­ed marathons in New York, Chica­go and Paris (twice) and three half marathons in Toron­to & Fred­er­ic­ton. She is also a clos­et artist with a few of her works proud­ly dis­played by friends and family.