Ann Champoux, Director General Champoux is ICPC’s Director General since March 2018. Prior she was Assistant Deputy Minister to the Quebec Culture and Communications Department and she holds a BA in History (University of Montreal). With almost 30 years of experience in Management and Communications, in both the private sector and within government organizations, State-owned enterprises, and federal and provincial cultural ministries, she is a high-level Manager.




Pablo Madriaza, PhD, Director, Research and Programmes Madriaza joined ICPC in October 2013. He is Director, Research and Programmes, at ICPC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, a MA in Sociology from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), France and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Paris-Descartes, France. He has participated in numerous research projects and publications on school violence, crime and the prison system, especially in an urban context. Recently, he has conducted various studies on preventing radicalization and violent extremism, social conflict and collective action, as well as the prevention of crime. He has been the chief editor of the ICPC’s 5th International Report on Crime Prevention and Community Safety and the 6th version is currently being drafted around the theme of cybercrime. He has taught in several universities and has participated in several intervention projects principally linked to school violence, domestic violence and mental health intervention community programmes.


Margaret Shaw, PhD, Consultant 
Margaret Shaw, PhD is a sociologist and criminologist, and was Director of Analysis and Exchange at the ICPC from 1999 to 2011. She now works as an independent consultant, including with ICPC. Before joining ICPC she worked for over 20 years as a research and policy advisor in the Home Office, England. Between 1986 to 1999 she was a lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University, Montréal, and undertook research for Federal, Provincial and municipal governments and police organizations in Canada. She has undertaken extensive research internationally including for UN HABITAT, UNODC, UN WOMEN and WHO and published widely on crime prevention, youth violence, justice and rehabilitation, gender, women’s imprisonment and safety, human trafficking, and evaluation. In 2013 she was awarded the Saltzman Prize for Contributions to Practice by the Division of Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology, and in 2014 the G.O.W. Mueller Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Criminal Justice, from the International Division of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Kassa Bourne, Director of Administration  
Kassa Bourne joined ICPC in January 2010. Originally from England, Kassa has lived and worked in London, Rome and New York City, arriving in Montreal in 1994. For the past 10 years she has worked in the city’s thriving multimedia sector, five years of which were in a management position. She holds an MA in Italian and French from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.






Anne Onana, Communication Manager Onana joined ICPC in March 2016. She holds an MA in Translation and Intercultural Communication from the Management and Intercultural Communication Institute (ISIT) in Paris (France). She has lived and worked in various countries including France, Spain and Canada. Thanks to her passion for languages and communications, she has been able to secure positions in the fields of Translation, Writing and Communications.





Ariane de Palacio, PhD, Senior Analyst de Palacio joined ICPC in January, 2017. She holds a PhD. in Geography with a specialization in Geopolitics from Laval University, in Quebec City, as well as a MSc in Rural Geography from the University of Bordeaux, France. She has previously worked as a lecturer, research officer and research assistant on projects related to governance issues, conflicts and public participation. She also developed an expertise on Latin American contexts and dynamics. She was the lead researcher of an international comparative study on national prevention strategies for youth violence. She is currently working on the 6th edition of ICPC’s International Report on Crime Prevention and Community Safety, in addition to being the lead researcher of a study assessing national prevention strategies and crime observatories in three Caribbean countries.


Pier Alexandre Lemaire, Analyst and Project Officer Alexandre Lemaire joined ICPC in March 2016. He has lived and worked in the UK, the US and Nicaragua. Previously, he was an intern at the Quebec Government bureau in Boston, in public affairs, and as research assistant at the ICPC, in 2014, on the prevention of human trafficking and violence in public institutions. He later served as researcher in the field of public governance in education and as a project manager for the prevention of juvenile delinquency. He studied in political science at Laval University, and in International & Public policy at the University of Sherbrooke. He is greatly interested in issues of urban safety and crime prevention among youth.



Cateline Autixier, Analyst and Project officer joined ICPC in February 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Lyon III, obtained through an exchange at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She also holds a master II in Law and Criminology from the University of Aix-Marseille, with a specialization in mass killings in North America. She then completed a master’s degree in Criminology at the University of Montreal. Throughout her career at the university and the International Centre for Compared Criminology (CICC), she held several positions as teaching and research assistant on various subjects ranging from corruption in the award of public contracts to those who plead guilty, cryptomarkets and violence in bars. She then became Analyst Intern at ICPC and worked on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence. Her field of specialization is particularly focused on issues relating to criminal policies and practices as well as the prison system and social rehabilitation. Her master’s thesis is focused on the experience of individuals on parole in Quebec.


 Sophie Maury, Analyst and Project officer Maury joined ICPC in November 2017. She holds a Master I in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences from the University of Toulouse I, France, and she completed a Master’s Degree in Criminology at the University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada. Throughout her career at the UdeM and at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC), she has worked as a lecturer, teaching and research assistant. She is interested in terrorism, radicalization processes and extreme violence.


Anne-Sophie Ponsot, Analyst and Project officer Ponsot joined ICPC in April 2016. She holds an MSc in Sociology with a specialization in Gender and Sexuality from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a BA in Sociology from McGill University, in Montreal. She has previously worked at ICPC both as an intern and an analyst, participating in the study on the prevention of radicalisation. She has worked on several occasions as a research assistant in Canadian universities, conducting research on a vast array of sociological topics such as police killings in Canada and online gambling and gaming. Her main interests lie in the realm of gender and sexuality studies, with a particular emphasis on transgender issues and rights.