He is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Accreditation Canada International, which position he held between 2011 and 2016. As the organization transformed, he became President, Global Programs at Health Standards Organizations, where he led the development of over 120 standards and numerous National Standards of Canada until 2019.
Mr. Audette is recognized for his contribution to the advancement of health services quality globally. He led the development of the Qmentum International™ accreditation program, as well as EQual™ program for allied health education, co-initiated the Canadian Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Framework and spoke and moderated numerous conferences around the world and participated in technical, advisory committees and Boards. He oversaw important international projects, notably the development of the blueprints for the European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases, funded by and for the European Commission. In 2021, Mr. Audette became member of the Standards Council of Canada Mirror Committee/ISO/TC 304 – Healthcare organization management.
Mr. Audette is a decorated reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces Health Services, serving since 1994 in the capacity of medical technician and later as health care administration officer. He deployed on numerous operations in Canada and abroad throughout his career. Mr. Audette holds a master’s in public administration from École Nationale d’Administration Publique.