During his career, François R. Roy has been a director and chief financial officer at various private, public, parapublic and not-for-profit corporations and institutions. He notably held the role of Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance, at McGill University from 2007 to 2010.
He previously worked for major media companies, first as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Quebecor and then as Chief Financial Officer at Telemedia—a company that owned several dozen radio stations across Canada in the early 2000s.
He began his career at Scotiabank in Toronto and spent six years working as a corporate banker in Canada and the United States, including three years in New York. In this role, he was a lender to Fortune 500 companies, structured complex financing, and represented the bank in what was the largest ever wind-up filed in the United States at the time.
A corporate director since 1998, he has served on many Boards of Directors, including that of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He continues to play an active role in the boardrooms of Transcontinental Group, Noranda Income Fund, Radio-Canada as well as the Concours musical international de Montréal and its foundation.