François Tellier takes helm as EY Canada's east managing partner

He has dedicated over 30 years to EY Canada’s Montréal office
François Tellier takes helm as EY Canada's east managing partner

EY Canada has officially announced François Tellier's appointment as the new managing partner for Eastern Canada and the office managing partner for Montréal.

Tellier has dedicated over 30 years to EY Canada’s Montréal office. He brings extensive experience to his new role, including leading the Strategy and Transactions group in Québec and heading EY Canada’s former Growth Markets practice. Under his leadership, this practice provided specialized services to high-growth companies across private and public sectors. Tellier also served as the National Director of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year program, celebrating entrepreneurial success across Canada.

“We’re confident that François' leadership, experience and strategic vision will further strengthen our presence in the region and position us for continued success," said Linda Williams, EY Canada managing partner accounts, markets & growth.

Tellier will succeed Anne-Marie Hubert, who is set to retire on July 1. As he steps into his new role, Tellier aims to continue enhancing EY’s position as a leader in professional services, focusing on technology, data, and innovation. “I am thrilled to embark on this next chapter at EY Canada,” Tellier shared. “Anne-Marie has acted as a tremendous driving force, bringing together diverse stakeholders to expedite solutions that confront Canada's most pressing challenges, enhancing our nation's prominence and impact in the international arena. I’m honoured to follow in her footsteps, continuing to foster growth — not just for our clients, but also for our talented team and community at large.”

During her nearly 40-year career at EY, Hubert has been recognized for her innovative approach and advocacy for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Her efforts were instrumental in securing Montréal as a candidate city for the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), enhancing Canada’s role in global ESG standards at COP 26.

As Hubert prepares to retire, she expressed confidence in Tellier’s capabilities, stating, “I’m excited to be passing the baton to a highly respected, passionate leader.”

In his new role as east managing partner, Tellier is expected to further EY's position as a leading professional services firm, focusing on technology, data and innovation.