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OSC organization and leadership

Approximately 560 employees support the work of the Ontario Securities Commission across several branches and offices which perform a range of regulatory, advisory, and corporate responsibilities.

Refer to the OSC organizational chart to learn more about how the Commission is organized.

Expand each field below to meet our leadership team and learn more about the OSC’s branches and offices.

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Grant Vingoe
Chair & CEO

The Chair & CEO is devoted to the work of the organization on a full-time basis. The Chair & CEO’s responsibilities may be set forth in the Securities Act, the regulations made under the Securities Act, the Memorandum of Understanding, by-laws and government directives and policies. The Chair & CEO also carries out any other functions and duties under authority delegated by the Board. The Chair & CEO reports to the Minister of Finance and Board.

Grant Vingoe is Acting Chair and Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission following over four years as Vice-Chair of the OSC. He is also Chair of the Policy Coordination Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the umbrella organization for securities commissions in Canada and a member of the board of directors of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He is also the Chair of the Joint Regulators Committee responsible for the CSA’s oversight for the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.

Grant is a senior leader and trusted adviser for regulatory agencies and, during his career as a partner in leading global law firms, for issuers and financial services clients. He is a seasoned adjudicator with cross-border expertise and deep knowledge of financial markets.

Grant is a member of the Board of Springboard Danse Montreal, a dance education not-for-profit, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Reach the World, a social studies and geography not-for-profit providing services to primary school children.

Grant holds a J.D. from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School and an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in Ontario in 1983 and in New York in 1985.

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Wendy Berman
Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair assists the Chair & CEO in carrying out their duties and responsibilities. The Vice-Chair’s responsibilities may be set forth in Ontario’s Securities Act, the regulations made under the Act, and the by-laws. The Vice-Chair also carries out any other functions and duties under authority delegated by the Board. Vice-Chairs report to the Chair & CEO.

Wendy Berman is on sabbatical from the law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP at which she is partner and where she served as the Chair of the Securities Litigation Group. Ms. Berman is one of Canada’s foremost securities litigators with extensive experience in complex commercial and securities-related litigation, often involving parallel and cross-border regulatory, criminal and class action proceedings, and in litigation relating to proxy contests, takeover bids and other mergers and acquisitions. She has represented public companies and directors and officers in some of Canada’s largest investigations and proceedings involving disclosure violations, insider trading and other fraud-related allegations, corruption and anti-bribery, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and corporate governance.

Ms. Berman received the Lexpert Zenith Award honouring leading women lawyers and has been honoured as one of the “Top 25 Canadian Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation on multiple occasions. She co-authored the Canada chapter of The International Investigations Review (5th Edition), published by Law Business Research Ltd. Ms. Berman is a former member of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of The Advocates Society, the Board of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and the Executive Committee of the Women in White Collar Defense Association.

Ms. Berman has an LL.B. from the University of Toronto. She was called to the bar of Ontario in 1992 and the bar of British Columbia in 2015.

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Tim Moseley
Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair assists the Chair & CEO in carrying out their duties and responsibilities. The Vice-Chair’s responsibilities may be set forth in Ontario’s Securities Act, the regulations made under the Act, and the by-laws. The Vice-Chair also carries out any other functions and duties under authority delegated by the Board. Vice-Chairs report to the Chair & CEO.

Tim Moseley has been a Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission since 2017, having previously been a part-time Member of the Commission from 2015 to 2017. He is chair of the Commission’s Adjudicative Committee.

Prior to joining the OSC, Tim was CIBC’s Chief Compliance Officer for over ten years, following two years as Head of the Litigation Group in CIBC’s Legal Department. Before that he practiced corporate/commercial litigation for twelve years, including six years in private practice, and six years as Litigation Counsel in the OSC’s Enforcement Branch, with the last two of those years as Manager of Litigation.

Tim holds a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, an M.B.A. from Queen’s University, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, through the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1989.

Tim is Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Laskin Moot Court Competition, Canada’s most widely attended competitive moot, which annually considers problems involving administrative and constitutional law.

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Leslie Byberg
Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the regulatory operations and provides strategic regulatory advice and guidance to the Chair & CEO. This ensures regulatory policy and processes reflect a current and forward-thinking understanding of capital markets, which promotes confidence in Ontario’s capital markets, reduces regulatory burden and facilitates financial innovation. 

In her role as Executive Director, Ms. Byberg is responsible for coordinating and managing the OSC’s regulatory operations which includes compliance, supervision, oversight, enforcement, investor outreach and education, facilitating financial innovation and modernizing regulation, and regulatory strategy and research.

Since 2003, Ms. Byberg has held several executive positions at the OSC, most recently serving as Executive Director and CAO from 2016 to 2019, during which she was responsible for overseeing all of the OSC’s regulatory and corporate operations. Prior to that, she was the Director of the OSC’s Strategy and Operations Branch, overseeing the OSC’s business planning, policy prioritization and risk management processes. In this role, Ms. Byberg led the development of the OSC’s Strategic Outlook for 2015-2017, oversaw the first comprehensive review of the Canadian fixed income market and led the OSC’s mystery shop research into the retail investment advice process. Ms. Byberg also served as the Director of Corporate Finance and Director of Investment Funds (now Investment Funds and Structured Products).

Prior to joining the OSC, Ms. Byberg was Senior Counsel, Regulation at the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. Ms. Byberg also worked as an associate lawyer at two Toronto law firms with a practice specializing in investment funds.

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Deana Djurdjevic
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the oversight and leadership of OSC business operations. The CAO acts as the custodian of the organizational culture, providing strategic advice and guidance to the Chair & CEO, sustaining a leadership agenda that engages highly professional and motivated employees and a work environment that aligns to the organization’s values. The CAO reports to the Chair & CEO of the Commission.

Deana Djurdjevic is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission. In her role, Ms. Djurdjevic is responsible for leading the OSC’s corporate operations and working with senior leadership to develop innovative business models and technology solutions to help the OSC continue to be a modern securities regulator.

Ms. Djurdjevic has more than 20 years of experience in building, leading and transforming businesses and teams in the Canadian capital markets. Prior to joining the OSC, Ms. Djurdjevic was instrumental in launching the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s (FSRA) and developing its technology and process modernization roadmap.

Ms. Djurdjevic has also held senior leadership positions in Canadian marketplaces, such as the TMX Group, where she transformed its equity trading business and implemented novel products and enterprise growth strategies. Additionally, Ms. Djurdjevic was instrumental in the launch of the Alpha ATS at Alpha Group (acquired by TMX Group) and growth of the Institutional Electronic Trading business at E*Trade Technologies Corp.

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Manjish Abraham
Chief Digital Officer, Digital Solutions

The Digital Solutions Branch is a corporate branch that leads the digital transformation of OSC business: developing data driven business solutions leveraging novel technologies; modernization of business platforms and processes; digitization of business operations and development of user-centric service models; establishing service analytics and supporting reporting needs across branches; and ensuring data accessibility, quality and standardization with fit-for-purpose data governance. 

Manjish Abraham is the Chief Digital Officer at the Ontario Securities Commission.

He is responsible for transforming OSC operations for the digital age, and building and enhancing data and analytics capabilities throughout the organization.

Manjish has an engineering background with 20 years of experience in technology implementation and transformation. Prior to joining the OSC in 2020, he was a director at a leading securities exchange group in their technology area.

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Mary Campione
Chief Financial Officer and Director, Financial Management and Reporting

The Financial Management and Reporting Branch is a corporate branch that provides financial management and analysis, reporting and treasury services to allow the OSC to continue carrying out its regulatory responsibilities. Assurance over financial reporting is provided through the design and maintenance of effective controls.

Mary Campione is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Financial Management & Reporting at the Ontario Securities Commission. Mary is responsible for managing the OSC’s financial functions including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, audit, treasury, fee rule development and internal controls over financial reporting. Since 2014, she has overseen financial operations within the OSC and the Canadian Securities Administrators.

Prior to joining the OSC, Mary held various senior roles within financial management in both public and private sectors and served as a Board member for Griffin Centre, a charitable mental health agency. Mary received her Bachelor of Business Administration at the Schulich School of Business and holds a designation as a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.

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Raymond Chan
Director, Investment Funds and Structured Products

The Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating investment products that offer securities for sale to the public in Ontario, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, structured products and scholarship plans.

Raymond Chan is the Director of the Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission. He is responsible for regulatory policies on the retail distribution, disclosure and management of investment fund issuers and structured note securities. Raymond is a member of the Committee on Investment Management of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Raymond joined the OSC in 2001. He is a CPA and a CFA charterholder. He graduated with a master’s degree in Accounting and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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Pat Chaukos
Director, Office of Economic Growth and Innovation

The Office of Economic Growth and Innovation is responsible for leading the OSC’s efforts to support innovation and economic growth in Ontario’s capital markets.  The Innovation Office will focus its efforts on initiatives that promote innovation and capital formation, modernize regulation and reduce burden, and strengthen outreach and engagement, including collaborating with businesses and other regulators to support innovation, through OSC LaunchPad, and promoting the implementation of technology to reduce costs and accelerate innovation in financial services. 

Pat Chaukos is Director of the new Office of Economic Growth & Innovation. The new Office, a central part of the Ontario Government’s five-point capital markets plan, focuses on accelerating innovation, bolstering capital formation and reducing regulatory burden in Ontario’s capital markets. The Office will expand the work of OSC LaunchPad through deeper engagement with businesses and support for a strong Ontario innovation ecosystem.

Pat has extensive experience with fintech businesses previously leading the OSC LaunchPad initiative (osclaunchpad.ca), managing a team focused on the exempt market, and working with novel business models that include digital assets, online trading platforms, alternative lending platforms and crowdfunding portals. Before joining the OSC, Pat was Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance at Royal Mutual Funds and RBC Investments, and has practiced as both a lawyer and a chartered accountant on Bay Street.

Cezar Drugescu
Cezar Drugescu
Chief Information Security Officer

The Information Security Branch is responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the OSC’s information security program to achieve and sustain the organization’s security posture.

Cezar Drugescu is the Chief Information Security Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission. He leads the Information Security Office and is responsible for information security governance, and day-to-day security operations.

With more than 20 years of experience in information security and information technology consulting, Cezar has helped many organizations implement cybersecurity governance and compliance strategies and build comprehensive information security programs, making significant improvements to security capabilities and operations.

Prior to the OSC, Cezar was a management consultant with TELUS and held acting leadership positions with AGF Investments, Resolve, Dundee Wealth and D+H where he was responsible for developing and overseeing their information security programs.

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Kevin Fine
Director, Derivatives

The Derivatives Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for developing a regulatory framework for over-the-counter derivatives trading in Ontario, implementing and reviewing compliance with that framework and contributing to systemic risk monitoring of the Ontario capital markets.

Kevin Fine has been the Director of the Derivatives Branch at the Ontario Securities Commission since 2011.  As part of his duties at the OSC he participates in a variety of national and international committees currently working on introduction and oversight of regulation of over the counter derivatives markets.  He is the long-time co-chair of the CSA Derivatives Committee. Kevin is also past chair of the international Over the Counter Derivatives Regulators Forum (the “ODRF”), one of the past co-chairs of the IOSCO Task Force on OTC Derivatives and has led several international workstreams relating to OTC derivatives regulation.

Mr. Fine was previously Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Retail Investor Solutions Group and Securitization, for Bank of Montreal Financial Group of Companies ("BMOFG") and had almost 20 years experience working in OTC derivatives matters for BMOFG. 

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Tyler Fleming
Director, Investor Office

The Investor Office is a regulatory branch that sets the strategic direction and leads the OSC’s efforts in investor engagement, education, outreach and research. The Office develops investor policy; plays a key role in the oversight of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments; and provides leadership at the OSC in the area of behavioural insights and improving the investor experience.

Tyler Fleming is the Director of the Investor Office, a regulatory branch of the OSC that educates and protects investors and consumers, and is the Chair of the Government of Ontario Intragovernmental Committee on Financial Literacy. At the OSC the Investor Office sets the strategic direction and leads the OSC’s efforts in education, research and outreach. The Investor Office also has a policy and oversight function, and provides leadership in the area of behavioural insights and improving the investor experience. As the first Director of the new Investor Office, Tyler was responsible for the vision, strategy and execution of the Office's launch in October 2015. Prior to joining the OSC Tyler served on the Senior Management Team of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and worked at a prominent national management consulting firm.

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Debra Foubert
Director, Compliance and Registrant Regulation

The Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating firms and individuals who are in the business of advising or trading in securities or commodity futures, and firms that manage investment funds in Ontario, as well as developing policy relating to registrants and their obligations. 

Debra Foubert is the Director, Compliance and Registrant Regulation (CRR) at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). She has over 25 years of experience in compliance and regulatory oversight in Canada and the United States. She joined the OSC in October 2012.

Prior to joining the OSC, Debra held the position of Associate Vice President, Compliance for TD Bank Group with compliance oversight responsibility for the investment management businesses. She also held progressively senior compliance roles at RBC Financial Group. In 2010, Debra was seconded to the OSC for a one-year term as Director, Derivatives Branch.

While in the United States she started her career at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and then moved to the private sector in compliance roles at several U.S. firms.

Debra has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.

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Susan Greenglass
Director, Market Regulation

The Market Regulation Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating market infrastructure entities (including exchanges, alternative trading systems, self-regulatory organizations, clearing agencies and trade repositories) in Ontario and for developing policy relating to market structure, trading, clearing and settlement.

Susan Greenglass is the Director of the Market Regulation Branch at the Ontario Securities Commission. She has held several progressively senior roles with the OSC and has been in the Market Regulation Branch since it was created in 1998, playing key roles in the development of policy and oversight initiatives relating to market structure, clearing and settlement and SROs.

Susan also chairs the OSC’s Market Structure Advisory Committee and the CSA’s SRO Oversight Standing Committee.

Prior to joining the OSC in 1997, Susan was a law clerk at the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division). She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Ontario Bar.

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Naizam Kanji
General Counsel, General Counsel's Office

The General Counsel’s Office (GCO) is an advisory branch that provides in-house legal, policy, strategy and risk-management resources to the OSC, and is also responsible for the collection of unpaid monetary sanctions and leads the defence of proceedings brought against the Commission. The GCO also supports the OSC Ethics Executive in the oversight of organizational integrity and ethical conduct. The GCO provides advice and support to the OSC in its dealings with the Ministry of Finance, other regulators and governments.

Naizam is General Counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission. He has been with the Ontario Securities Commission since 2000 and previously held the positions of Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions Branch and Deputy Director of the Corporate Finance Branch, primarily responsible for mergers and acquisitions regulation.  Prior to joining the OSC, Naizam clerked with the Commercial List, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and was an associate in the insolvency and restructuring group at a leading Canadian law firm.

Naizam has been a frequent speaker on securities regulation, including mergers and acquisitions, at conferences and law schools in Canada and the United States. He has also written papers on regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions law. Naizam is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University where he co-teaches courses in securities litigation and securities law. 

Naizam served as Special Advisor to the Chair on Regulatory Burden Reduction and led the team responsible for  OSC’s issuance of its burden reduction report - Reducing Regulatory Burden in Ontario’s Capital Markets in November 2019. Naizam was a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Task Force.

Naizam has a LLB and a LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School, and was called to the Bar in 1998.

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Jeff Kehoe
Director, Enforcement

The Enforcement Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for investigating and litigating breaches of the Acts and seeking orders in the public interest before the Commission and the courts.

Jeff Kehoe is currently the Director of Enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission. Prior to joining the OSC, he was Managing Partner and General Counsel at Difference Capital Inc. He has over a decade of experience overseeing the Canadian Capital Markets as Director and Vice- President of Enforcement at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Prior to IIROC, he served as a Crown Attorney and Department of Justice Crown Counsel.

Mr. Kehoe has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master of Laws degree specializing in securities law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional certificate from Wharton University of Pennsylvania and has received securities regulation training from Harvard. He completed the Rotman Institute Corporate Directors program (lCD. D).

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Grace Knakowski
Secretary to the Commission, Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary is an advisory branch that supports the Members of the Commission in their three distinct roles – making policies and rules, serving as the Board of Directors and adjudicating. The Office provides strategic governance advice to the Board and the Board’s four standing committees – Audit and Finance, Governance and Nominating, Human Resources and Compensation and Risk. The Office also manages the OSC Tribunal and provides legal advice to Panel Members and the Adjudicative Committee.

Grace Knakowski is the Secretary to the Ontario Securities Commission. She is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the Commission’s governance framework and Tribunal.

She chairs the Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee and is an active member and contributor to the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and Governance Professionals of Canada. Prior to her appointment as Secretary to the Commission, Grace held several progressively senior roles with the Law Society of Ontario where she was instrumental in the development, advancement and modernization of the Law Society Tribunal.

Grace holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and the GPC.D. designation from the Governance Professionals of Canada. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.

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Elle Koor
Director, Business Planning and Corporate Performance

The Business Planning and Corporate Performance Branch is responsible for the delivery of corporate-wide processes which result in an OSC Strategic Plan, an annual Statement of Priorities and OSC Business Plan; the identification and mitigation of current and emerging enterprise-wide risks; quarterly business reporting; measures for public and internal reporting on OSC performance; and the development and ongoing management of OSC enterprise data governance.

Elle Koor is the Director of the Business Planning and Corporate Performance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).  In her role she is responsible for OSC business planning, strategy, enterprise risk management, project management, policy prioritization, corporate and management reporting, and oversight of the financial and operational activities to support the CSA national systems.
 
Since 1996, Ms. Koor has held several senior staff, management and executive positions at the OSC. She has supported the development and growth of various branches at the OSC, and has managed and launched numerous projects and initiatives, such as the development of NRD. 
 
Prior to joining the OSC Ms. Koor held various positions at a public accounting firm in a practice focused on investment funds and finance, and prior to that she worked in health care. 
 
Ms. Koor holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Ryerson University.

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Jason Koskela
Director, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions

The Office of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is responsible for matters relating to take-over bids, issuer bids, business combinations, related party transactions and significant acquisitions of securities of reporting issuers.

Jason is Director of the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission. He has extensive experience in the field of securities regulation, including developing and leading policy and rule-making initiatives. Jason is the Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Take-Over Bid Committee and was the lead staff member responsible for the amendments to the national take-over bid regime that came into effect in May, 2016. Prior to joining the OSC in 2006, he practiced as an associate in the securities group at a full-service law firm in Toronto. Jason obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2002 and was called to the bar in 2003.

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Cameron McInnis
Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant

The Office of the Chief Accountant is an advisory branch that supports the OSC in creating and promoting a high-quality framework for financial reporting by market participants.

As Chief Accountant, Cameron McInnis provides financial reporting leadership and advisory services to the OSC and its staff and to capital market participants involved in financial reporting activities. Cameron is a member of IOSCO’s Committee 1 on Issuer Accounting, Audit and Disclosure and represents the OSC and CSA on various external groups and committees relating to accounting and auditing standards. Cameron is also a current Board Member of the CBV Institute.

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Sonny Randhawa
Director, Corporate Finance

The Corporate Finance Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating issuers (other than investment funds) in the public and exempt markets. The branch reviews public distributions of securities, exempt market activities and continuous disclosure of reporting issuers, and leads issuer-related policy initiatives. The branch is also responsible for supervising insider reporting, regulating credit rating agencies and overseeing the listed issuer function for OSC recognized exchanges.

Sonny Randhawa is Director of Corporate Finance at the Ontario Securities Commission. His team is responsible for regulating corporate issuers and leading issuer-related policy initiatives. The branch also monitors compliance through ongoing continuous disclosure reviews and establishes the regulatory framework for securities offerings in the public and exempt markets. Policy development and supervision activities for insider reporting and credit rating agencies are also covered by the branch.

Since 2009, Sonny has been in various management roles with the OSC and has over 20 years of securities related experience. Prior to joining the OSC, Sonny was a Senior Manager at a multi-national accounting and advisory firm. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).

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Paul Redman
Chief Economist and Director, Regulatory Strategy and Research

The Regulatory Strategy and Research Branch is an advisory branch responsible for the delivery of economic, regulatory and financial research and analysis that supports the development of OSC regulatory strategy and policy recommendations. The Branch advises on and informs the OSC’s strategy, priorities, regulatory operations decisions and discussions with other regulatory bodies and agencies concerned with financial stability. The branch also supports both investors and market participants through the Inquiries and Contact Centre.

Paul Redman is Director of the Regulatory Strategy and Research Branch and Chief Economist at the Ontario Securities Commission. Paul and his team provide the commission and its staff with high quality, actionable insight and analysis of market trends, emerging regulatory issues and potential risks relevant to the OSC’s mandate. The Inquiries and Contact Centre is the OSC’s central point of contact market participants and investors with inquiries or complaints.

Paul is currently the Vice-Chair of IOSCO’s Committee on Emerging Risk (CER). The IOSCO CER provides a platform for securities market regulatory experts and economists to discuss emerging risks and market developments. Projects undertaken by the CER equip regulators with the appropriate tools, data and information needed to identify, monitor and mitigate emerging risks in their jurisdictions.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. In addition to his experience in regulation and policy he held roles at a major investment dealer, a global financial information provider and one of Canada’s largest insurance companies.

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Stephen Rotstein
Director, Global & Domestic Affairs

The Global and Domestic Affairs Branch is an advisory branch responsible for advising the Commission in connection with its relationship and engagement with government, regulators and other organizations in Canada and internationally. The Branch supports the participation of the Chair and Commission staff in CSA, HoA and IOSCO, and manages the Commission’s accountability to the Minister of Finance and day-to-day relationship with the Ministry of Finance.

Stephen Rotstein is the Director, Global and Domestic Affairs at the Ontario Securities Commission. As part of the Executive Management Team, Stephen manages the Commission’s accountability relationship to the Ontario Minister of Finance, and coordinating efforts with other federal, provincial and international regulators and agencies to serve Ontario’s capital markets and investors.

Stephen provides strategic counsel to the OSC Chair on a broad range of issues relating to capital markets, systemic risk and international standard setting work that impacts the organization's strategic priorities and goals.

Previously, Stephen was Vice-President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel at FP Canada where he oversaw all public policy and regulatory matters related to financial planning and ensured FP Canada’s voice was heard on financial services related matters. As FP’s Canada General Counsel, he managed the organization’s legal risks.

Stephen has extensive voluntary leadership experience. Stephen currently serves as Vice President of the Canadian Bar Association, which represents over 36,000 lawyers, and will serve as President later this year. He also serves as Chair of the Credit Counselling Society and is President of In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW). He previously served as Chair of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and Chair of the Four Village Community Health Centre.

Stephen has his law degree from Osgoode Hall and a BA in political science and history from the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Bar in Ontario and New York State and holds the Certified In-House Counsel - Canada certification (CIC.C) granted by the CCCA and the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto.

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Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington
Director, Communications and Public Affairs

The Communication and Public Affairs Branch is an advisory branch that provides strategic advice and services to ensure timely and effective communication of OSC priorities, policies and actions to external and internal stakeholders.

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington oversees communications and public affairs by the OSC in support of its public interest mandate. An accomplished strategic communicator with a background in financial services and marketing, Carolyn provides strategic counsel to the Executive Committee and Board.  

Carolyn and her team play a pivotal role in managing the OSC’s reputation as a modern securities regulator. They oversee the internal communications program, stakeholder outreach, corporate publications and events, digital and social media, executive thought-leadership, issues management and media relations. A champion of vibrant corporate culture, Carolyn leads the OSC’s inclusion and diversity communications strategy, and is executive sponsor of its annual United Way fundraising.

During her tenure at the OSC, Carolyn has led communications strategy and planning for several capital projects, including Canada’s first whistleblower program to pay financial rewards, the launch of the OSC’s Innovation Office, and ongoing initiatives that advance the Ontario government’s burden reduction and capital markets modernization efforts.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Carolyn holds a post-graduate certificate in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Toronto, and a certificate in Adult Training from OISE. She is a member of the IABC and CPRS.

Prior to joining the OSC, Carolyn held a senior marketing position with a global tech company.

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Doug Steiner
Executive Advisor, Innovation

The Office of Economic Growth and Innovation is responsible for leading the OSC’s efforts to support innovation and economic growth in Ontario’s capital markets. The Innovation Office will focus its efforts on initiatives that promote innovation and capital formation, modernize regulation and reduce burden, and strengthen outreach and engagement, including collaborating with businesses and other regulators to support innovation, through OSC LaunchPad, and promoting the implementation of technology to reduce costs and accelerate innovation in financial services. 

Doug Steiner is Executive Advisor, Innovation to the Ontario Securities Commission. As a senior member of the OSC operating team, he is responsible for advising and helping coordinate the OSC’s OEGI Branch design, development and operation, as well as advising the OSC Executive on long term strategy.

Prior to joining the OSC in June 2020, Mr. Steiner was a strategy and operations consultant focusing on the design and use of business models valuing and monetizing data. He has also had a long career in financial technology both as an operator and angel investor in a number of Canadian fintech companies.

Doug also wrote a monthly column in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine from 2002 until 2009 and has continued to contribute to The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times as an opinion writer and expert in financial services. In 2016 Doug was inducted in the Investment Industry Hall of Fame by the Investment Industry Association of Canada for his pioneering work in computing technology and its application to data analysis, investment pricing and trading.

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Russell White
Chief Information Officer

The Information Services Branch is a corporate branch responsible for establishing, monitoring and maintaining the information technology systems and services for the OSC in support of its mandate. The group includes Client Services, Application Services, Technology Services, Enterprise Architecture and IS Project Management.

Russell White is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Information Services at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).

Russell oversees the OSC’s strategic Information Technology initiatives and ensures the continued delivery of innovative, robust and secure technology solutions and services that meet both the current and future business needs of the OSC.

With over 25 years of progressive experience in diverse senior roles, Russell is skilled at transforming business processes through technology. He has been with the OSC since 2015. Prior to joining the OSC, he held senior roles at International Financial Data Services, Intact Financial Corporation and BMO Financial Group.

Russell has a Master of Business Administration in Financial Services from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Science from Carleton University and a master’s certificate in Project Management from York University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Fellow from the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB).

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Lisa Wilkins
Chief Human Resources Officer and Director, Corporate Services

The Human Resources and Corporate Services Branch is a corporate branch that includes the following functions: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Administration (Facilities, Procurement, Office Services), Knowledge Services, Records and Information Management, and Business Continuity. The Branch provides procurement and stewardship of OSC resources to support the achievement of OSC priorities, ensures compliant program and service delivery and leads the design and implementation of a positive employee experience.

Lisa Wilkins is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Corporate Services at the Ontario Securities Commission. 

Lisa joined the OSC in July 2013 as the Chief Human Resources Officer and took on the additional corporate services portfolio in January 2018. She has an extensive background in both business operations and human resources, having held senior and executive positions in the private and broader public sectors.  Lisa holds a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Behaviour from Schulich School of Business at York University; an Honours Bachelor of Arts with an English Major from Waterloo University; and a certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University.