Members of CSA Investor Advisory Panel

The CSA Investor Advisory Panel consists of up to 11 members, including the panel’s chairperson.

Panel members are appointed for staggered terms of either two or three years, and their term is open for one renewal.

Members of the CSA IAP make up a diverse background, not only in terms of geography but also in terms of key socio-demographic factors, experience and personal attributes. Their backgrounds reflect knowledge in public policy relating to the financial well-being of Canadians, advising investors, providing financial advice to households, and experience in market or academic research.

Members of the CSA IAP:

  • Eric Spink, Chair – a private practice lawyer with experience in a variety of roles, including law reformer, government official, securities regulator, and adjudicator. He served as a member of the Consumer and Investor Advisory Council of OBSI between 2013 and 2018.
  • Millie Acuna, a Manager of the Asset Building Programs at SEED (Supporting Employment & Economic Development) in Winnipeg and a member of the FCAC Consumer Protection Advisory Committee.
  • Jason Alcorn, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Université de Moncton. He previously served as Senior Legal Counsel and Special Advisor at the Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick (FCNB).
  • Cristie Ford, a Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, with a research focus on financial and securities regulation, administrative law, regulatory design, access to justice, and the relationship between innovation and regulation.
  • Neil Gross, a lawyer with over 35 years’ experience focused on investor protection issues. He has served on the OSC IAP since 2017, was appointed Chair in 2018 and concluded his term in 2022. He is also a former Executive Director of FAIR Canada, an advocacy group for Canadian investor rights.
  • Annick Kwetcheu Gamo, a specialist in financial education, financial coach and the founder of the Quebec non-profit organization Code F., Santé financière pour tous! (Financial Health for all!) as well as the founder of Code F. Technologies financières inc., a social Fintech developing an AI-based solutions to improve citizens’ financial health.
  • Susan Milburn, a long-serving Saskatchewan financial advisor at Raymond James Ltd., and currently a member of IIROC’s Proficiency Committee, a national advisory committee reviewing and recommending proficiency requirements for industry participants.

To ensure appropriate interconnection between the CSA IAP and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel (OSC IAP):

  • Brigitte Catellier, who joined the OSC IAP in 2021, will be cross-appointed as of November 1, 2022. Ms. Catellier is Associate Director of the Investor Protection Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she is an adjunct professor. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and Vice-President, Corporate Governance at Meridian Credit Union.