Interim Chair and Chief Executive Officer , Alberta Securities CommissionMr. Cotter was appointed interim Chair and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2015. He maintains his position as Vice-Chair, to which he was appointed in April 2014. Prior to his employment with the Alberta Securities Commission Mr. Cotter was a partner in the business law group with a national law firm, where he advised companies and investment firms on public offerings, private placements, cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, corporate governance, proxy contests and regulatory compliance.
Alberta Securities CommissionSte. 600 - 250, 5th Street SWCalgary, AB T2P OR4
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, British Columbia Securities CommissionPrior to this appointment, Ms. Leong was the chief operating and chief enforcement officer of the BCSC, responsible for overseeing the financial and administrative affairs of the commission. She has successfully initiated and delivered results for all of the BCSC’s operating divisions, implemented significant service enhancements, and built strong relations with securities regulators in other provinces through the Canadian Securities Administrators. Brenda Leong holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Alberta, Edmonton and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. Before joining the Commission, she practiced corporate and securities law in Vancouver.
British Columbia Securities CommissionP.O. Box 10142, Pacific Centre701 West Georgia StreetVancouver, BC V7Y 1L2
Chair, The Manitoba Securities CommissionMr. Murray graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1976 and practiced law for 20 years, most recently with McJannet Rich in general commercial practice, including securities and limited partnership work. He was appointed to The Manitoba Securities Commission as a part-time Commissioner in 1993 and became Vice-Chair in 1994. In December 1997, Mr. Murray accepted an appointment as the Chair of the Commission. As Chair, he represents the Commission with the Canadian Securities Administrators and is a member of the Policy Coordination Committee of the CSA. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the North American Securities Administrators based in Washington, DC.
The Manitoba Securities Commission500 - 400 St. Mary AvenueWinnipeg, MB R3C 4K5
Chair, Financial and Consumer Services CommissionMr. Klohn is the chair of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission having assumed that position on January 1, 2014.Mr. Klohn was a senior partner in Stewart McKelvey with a diverse national practice in securities law, regulated industries, corporate law and corporate finance. He has established a number of public companies within New Brunswick. Klohn acted as consultant to the New Brunswick government in providing recommendations for new securities legislation. His report, entitled “Responding to the Challenge of Borderless Markets: Recommendations for Reform of Securities Law in New Brunswick”, resulted in the establishment of the New Brunswick Securities Commission in 2004. Klohn is an accredited corporate director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management (2011). In 2013 he was profiled in the Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Canada in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Klohn represented New Brunswick as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Canadian Securities Transition Office responsible for reviewing proposals for federal regulation of securities in Canada. He is a former member of the Council for the NB Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and is active in community affairs. He currently serves as Chair of the Harbour Station Commission and is a member of the Board of Governors of Rothesay Netherwood School.
Financial and Consumer Services Commission85 Charlotte Street, Suite 300Saint John, NB E2L 2J2
Superintendent of Securities, Service Newfoundland and LabradorMr. O’Brien was appointed Superintendent of Securities on September 8, 2015 with the Financial Services Regulation Division of Service Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. O’Brien was a partner with a national accounting firm and he has over 20 years’ experience in financial accounting, securities and regulatory matters. John has a bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Memorial University and Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA). Mr. O’Brien has served in a number of leadership roles within the firm and the community including as Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador (2013-14) and Co-Chair CPA Transition Steering Committee.
Office of the Superintendent of SecuritiesService Newfoundland and Labrador2nd Floor, West BlockConfederation BuildingP.O. Box 8700St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Superintendent of Securities, Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest TerritoriesMr. Hall is currently the Associate Director of the Legal Registries Division of the Department of Justice. He was appointed Superintendent of Securities for the Northwest Territories on July 25, 2015, and also holds appointments as the Inspector of Land Titles, Registrar of Corporations, Registrar of Personal Property, Registrar of Co-operative Associations and Registrar of Societies. Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, he received his B.Sc.(Geology) and his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Saskatchewan. Following several years in private practice in Saskatchewan and the NWT, Mr. Hall joined the Legal Registries Division in 1994. Mr. Hall was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Yellowknife Community Foundation for 9 years, serving as President for 6 years.
Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest TerritoriesDepartment of JusticeGovernment of the Northwest Territories1st Floor Stuart M. Hodgson Building5009 - 49 th StreetP.O. Box 1320Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Chair, Nova Scotia Securities CommissionOn November 10, 2015, Paul Radford was appointed Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. Prior to that Mr. Radford assumed duties as acting Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission on September 5, 2015, upon the resignation of Sarah P. Bradley. Mr. Radford has been a Commissioner of the Commission since 2006 and has served as Vice-chair since December, 2012. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in 1981 and was called to the Bars of Nova Scotia in 1982 and British Columbia in 1983. His role with the Commission is part-time and he continues his law practice at the Halifax law firm, where he has practiced since 1993, in commercial and corporate law. Mr. Radford was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008.
Nova Scotia Securities CommissionSte. 400, Duke Tower 5251 Duke Street PO Box 458 Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Superintendent of Securities, Nunavut Securities Office
Nunavut Securities OfficeDepartment of JusticeGovernment of Nunavut1st Floor, Brown BuildingP.O. Box 1000 - Station 570Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Acting Chair, Ontario Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission20 Queen Street West22nd FloorToronto, ON M5H 3S8
Acting Director, Superintendent of Securities
Office of the Superintendent of SecuritiesConsumer, Corporate and Insurance Services DivisionOffice of the Attorney General95 Rochford Street, P.O. Box 2000Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
President and Chief Executive Officer, Autorité des marchés financiersMe Louis Morisset assumed the position of President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) on July 2, 2013. Upon joining the AMF in May 2006, he served as Superintendent, Securities Markets. Me Morisset has played a key role in numerous major operational, public policy and regulatory issues at the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). On the international scene, Me Morisset represents the AMF on the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and has been instrumental in IOSCO initiatives over the past several years. Me Morisset is a member of numerous boards of directors, including those of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations, Finance Montréal, the financial services cluster of Québec, the Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. He is also a member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) since March 2007. Prior to joining the AMF, Me Morisset was a partner at the law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP, where he acquired extensive experience in securities law, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Me Morisset graduated in law from the University of Montréal in 1995 and was called to the Bar of the Province of Québec in 1996.
Autorité des marchés financiers800, Square Victoria, 22e étageC.P. 246, Tour de la BourseMontréal, QC H4Z 1G3
Acting Chair and CEO, Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of SaskatchewanMr. Sobotkiewicz was appointed acting Chairperson of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan in February 2015. He is also acting CEO of the Authority and holds appointments as Superintendent of Insurance, Superintendent of Pensions, Superintendent of Real Estate, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Registrar of Credit Unions and Director of Payday Loans. Mr. Sobotkiewicz has acted as legal counsel for the Authority for the past eleven years, during which time he led a number of significant policy development initiatives. Prior to joining the Authority, he practiced law in private practice and in the Crown sector. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba.
Financial and Consumer AffairsAuthority of Saskatchewan 6th Floor 1919 Saskatchewan DriveRegina, SK S4P 3V7
Superintendent of Securities, YukonMr. Pretorius studied law at the PU for CHE (North-West University) in South Africa and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL B) in 1990. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1993 and also became a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. He practised law as an attorney at the L’Ange, De Waal & Freysen law firm in Klerksdorp until 1997, whereafter he became legal adviser at Sanlam Life Insurance Limited, and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He successfully completed the professional examinations of the Institute of Life and Pension Advisers and qualified as Certified Financial Planner of the Financial Planning Institute of South Africa (affiliated with the FPSB of the United States of America) and was a member of the Institute from 2000 – 2005. In 2004, he acquired a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He also served on several steering committees of business and cultural organizations during his career. Mr. Pretorius relocated to Canada during 2007 and became the Director of Corporate Affairs in 2008. He is also the Superintendent of Securities in Yukon, and a member of the Canadian Association of Corporate Law Administrators and the North American Securities Administrators Association.
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of SecuritiesCommunity Services,Yukon Government307 Black Street, 1st Floor, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2N1
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CSA SECRETARIATTour de la Bourse800, Square VictoriaSuite 2510Montreal Quebec H4Z 1J2
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