Members of the Investor Advisory Panel

The Investor Advisory Panel consists of eight members, including the panel’s chairperson. Each member of the panel is appointed for a two-year term.

Daniel Bach

Mr. Bach is a partner at Siskinds LLP, with extensive experience in investor recovery and dispute resolution on behalf of plaintiffs. His practice includes complex securities and consumer-related class actions on behalf of individuals, asset managers and pension funds. He is the past Chair of the Advocates Society’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, and teaches, speaks and has published in the areas of securities litigation, corporate governance and class proceedings.

Brigitte Catellier

Ms. Catellier is Associate Director of the Investor Protection Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School where she is also an adjunct professor. The Clinic provides free legal advice to people who believe their investments were mishandled and who cannot afford a lawyer. As co-director of the Clinic she oversees all activities including strategic direction, file management, student supervision and seminar instruction. She also teaches Financial Services Regulation in the Financial Law LLM at Osgoode Hall Law School. Ms. Catellier obtained her BCL/LLB degrees from McGill University and was admitted to the Quebec Bar. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, and currently serves as Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary at The Co-operators Group Limited. 

Supriya Kapoor

Ms. Kapoor is the founder and principal of Aurelius GRP, an investment governance, regulatory and policy consultancy. As a regulatory consultant Ms. Kapoor provides advice and guidance to develop effective compliance programs, operational infrastructures, and robust governance structures to ensure investor needs and interests are being appropriately met. Ms. Kapoor has approximately 25 years’ experience in securities regulatory compliance, including as Chief Compliance Officer and a member of senior management of multiple registered firms. Ms. Kapoor serves on various Independent Review Committees, industry committees and has previous experience on other OSC and CSA committees. 

Deborah Leckman

Ms. Leckman is a member of the Board of Trustees of OPTrust, serves as an advisor to the Investor Protection Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School, and is a former Commissioner to the Ontario Securities Commission. A CFA Charterholder, Ms. Leckman is a senior investment professional with over 30 years experience in the retail wealth and pension fund industries, and has held executive roles in the private and public sectors. 

Parham Nasseri

Mr. Nasseri has over 15 years of regulatory and wealth management experience, which includes senior roles in regulatory analytics, digital transformation and loss valuation with the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments. He is a past Chair of the Canadian Advocacy Council of CFA Societies Canada and is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Nasseri currently serves as President, InvestorCOM. 

James (Jim) Sinclair

Jim Sinclair has over 35 years of experience providing legal services in a wide variety of capital markets settings, including a focus on investor protection and issues facing investors. Most recently, he served as General Counsel at Common Wealth, a company that offers a digital retirement platform to help Canadians achieve their retirement goals. Prior to that role, Mr. Sinclair served for over five years as the General Counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission, and was appointed Acting Director of Enforcement for some of that time, during which he helped usher in the OSC Whistleblower Program. Prior to joining the OSC, he was the Director of Legal Services at the Ontario Ministry of Finance, where he was engaged in significant securities, pension, insurance and tax reform. Before joining the Ministry, he was Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at a large investment management firm. 

Ilana Singer, Chair

Ms. Singer is Senior Vice-President, Legal, Policy and Corporate Secretary at the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (“CIPF”). As a bilingual member of CIPF’s senior management team, Ms. Singer leads a team with responsibility for policy, legal, communications and corporate secretarial matters. Ms. Singer also serves as a World Bank securities expert, with a focus on investor protection matters, and has been a multilingual Toronto Centre Program Leader since 2005.

Ms. Singer was previously Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director at FAIR Canada, an Adjunct Instructor for the Osgoode Hall Law School Investor Protection Seminar, and served as Chair of the Toronto Centre Securities Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute (SII) offered by Wharton Executive Education in partnership with SIFMA. 

Ian Tam

Mr. Tam has over 15 years of financial services experience, and currently serves as Director, Investment Research at Morningstar Canada. His responsibilities include ensuring the relevance and visibility of Morningstar’s data, research, ratings and thought leadership among investors, as well as participating in public consultations and speaking engagements on significant securities regulatory developments. He is a member and former Chair of the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee and a CFA Charterholder.