The Investor Advisory Panel consists of eight members, including the Panel Chair. Each member of the Panel has been appointed for a two-year term.Nancy Averill
Paul Bates, Chair
Nancy Averill brings extensive research and public policy expertise in advancing the financial well-being of Canadians. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the First Nations Statistical Institute, a federal Crown corporation created to support First Nations’ economic development. Prior to this position, she was Director of Research and Methodology for the Public Policy Forum, where she focused on shareholder activism and public policy.
She has also acted as policy advisor and researcher with federal organizations such as The National Round Table on the Environment and Economy, and The National Advisory Board on Science and Technology. She is the author of numerous publications relating to public policy.
Ms. Averill holds the ICD.D designation. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario and is a full-time community volunteer. She resides in Ottawa, Ontario.
As an academic and former senior executive in the financial services industry, Paul Bates has extensive knowledge of the capital markets and securities regulation. He is Special Advisor to the President and former Dean of Business at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Prior to this position, he had an extensive career as CEO and other senior positions at several investment dealers.
A former Commissioner to the Ontario Securities Commission, Mr. Bates brings a strong understanding of rule and policy development. He also brings in-depth knowledge of investor issues from his role as Chair of the Investor Education Fund, a non-profit organization established by the Ontario Securities Commission.
Mr. Bates has also served as Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and as a director of Regulation Services Inc.
An individual investor and leading investor advocate, Stan Buell has acted on behalf of small investors for more than a decade. He is the founder and President of the Small Investor Protection Association (SIPA), a national non-profit organization with over 600 members.
Mr. Buell regularly participates in seminars and conferences, and has led SIPA in making numerous submissions and presentations to regulators and government agencies. He represented SIPA as a panel member at the OSC Investor Town Hall Meeting in 2005 and more recently, in its submission to the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation.
As the former Vice-President of Public Affairs at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Ms. Craddock has considerable experience with issues related to Canadian investors. Ms. Craddock also has experience in consulting and communications in both corporate and government settings.
Since retiring from IIROC, Ms. Craddock joined the Board of Gilda’s Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals touched by cancer. She also does volunteer work in adult literacy.
Ms. Craddock has a Master’s Degree from Concordia University and Degrees from McGill University and Universite de Montreal.
Alan Goldhar brings many years of investment and financial experience working in the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee and the Ministry of Education and Training. Prior to his positions with the provincial government, he held positions in both the banking and the investment services industry in the areas of audits and risk management.
Mr. Goldhar is currently Course Director for financial planning courses at Ryerson University and York University’s Business Program. Previously he was a course instructor in the business program at Centennial College.
Mr. Goldhar holds the Certified Financial Planner and Certified General Accountant designations and has earned two undergraduate degrees and a Masters in Business Administration.
As a renowned investor advocate, Mr. Kivenko brings extensive experience of research and advocacy in retail investor issues. He is the president and owner of Kenmar which assists investors with dispute resolution. He has also established a well-used web-site www.canadianfundwatch.com.
Mr. Kivenko holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Electronics from McGill University and is a Fellow in the American Society for Quality Control and Member of the Association of Engineers of Ontario.
As the President and CEO of the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC), Mr. List strives to develop, promote and enforce professional standards in financial planning and to raise awareness for the importance of financial planning. Mr. List has been active with the FPSC since 1998 where he has participated in many facets of setting standards and certification for financial planners.
Prior to his career in financial planning, Mr. List was an academic director at George Brown College where he established the Centre for Financial Services and introduced the Bachelor of Applied Business degree program. Mr. List is also a Chartered Accountant and holds a Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.