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Members of the Commission


D. Grant Vingoe, Acting Chair & CEO
Wendy Berman, Vice-Chair
Tim Moseley, Vice-Chair
Mary Anne De Monte-Whelan
Garnet W. Fenn
Lawrence P. Haber, Lead Director
Craig Hayman
Raymond Kindiak
Frances Kordyback
Cathy Singer
M. Cecilia Williams
Heather Zordel

 

Grant Vingoe
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D. GRANT VINGOE, BA, LL.M., JD, ICD.D.


Acting Chair & CEO
 

Grant Vingoe is a leading counsel on securities law in the U.S. and Canada, who has extensive experience as a leader on cross-border securities initiatives and a background in corporate governance and regulatory policy. He has been a partner with international law firms in Toronto and New York, most recently with Norton Rose Fulbright where he specialized in the regulation of financial institutions and capital market transactions. He is a former independent director of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and was Chair of its Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Vingoe is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and received his LL.M. from the New York University School of Law. He has served as Counsel to the Toronto Stock Exchange and as guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School as part of its LL.M. Securities Law Program. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Subcommittee on Securities Regulation and the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy.

Appointed: August 2015
Reappointed: June 2019
Term ends: August 2021

 

Committees:

  • Governance and Nominating Committee (non-voting member)
 

Wendy Berman

WENDY BERMAN


Vice-Chair
 

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.

Appointed: June 2020
Term ends: June 2021

Committees:

  • Adjudicative Committee
 

Timothy Moseley

TIM MOSELEY, LLB, MBA, ICD.D


Vice-Chair
 
Tim Moseley brings global regulatory expertise and a unique securities litigation and enforcement background to the Commission. He was most recently the Senior Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s worldwide operations from 2004 to 2014. Before that, he headed CIBC’s Canadian compliance operations and had led the litigation groups of CIBC and Merrill Lynch Canada. From 1995 to 2001, he was litigation counsel in the OSC’s Enforcement branch, with the last two years as Manager of Litigation. Mr. Moseley is a Co-Chair of the Laskin Moot, the national bilingual moot court competition in administrative law, and has been a regular lecturer on business ethics in the MBA programmes at Queen’s University and York University, and in administrative law at the University of Toronto. Mr. Moseley received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Queen’s University. He was called to the bar of Ontario in 1989. Mr. Moseley was a Part-time Member of the Commission from January 2015 until his appointment as Vice-Chair in November 2017.

Appointed: November 2017
Reappointed: November 2019
Term ends: November 2020

Committees:

  • Adjudicative Committee (Chair)
  • Risk Committee
 

Mary Anne De Monte-Whelan

MARY ANNE DE MONTE-WHELAN



 

Mary Anne De Monte-Whelan is an experienced corporate finance professional. Her background includes investment banking, equity analysis, corporate banking and risk analysis. She was an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and also developed and delivered programs in Finance to international executives with the Executive Education programs at the Schulich School of Business, York University. She has been a speaker/lecturer on international finance and investments to diverse audiences both national and international. Ms. De Monte-Whelan is a past member of the Board of Directors of Youthlink, which also included being Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit committee; on the Board of Enterprise Ireland Wireless Advisory Board; Chair of the Baby Point Heritage Foundation; and Chair and Founder of the St. Joe’s Plate, an annual fundraising event which raises money for mental health at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.

Appointed: February 2019
Term ends: February 2021

Committees:
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  • Risk Committee (Chair)
 

Garnet W. Fenn

GARNET W. FENN, FCPA, FCA, FCMA, FCGA (Ontario), CPA (Michigan)



 

Garnet Fenn was a senior finance executive in the automotive industry and is a sessional instructor in Finance and Accounting at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. Mr. Fenn brings extensive experience in all areas of finance in Canada, the United States, and internationally. He recently retired as the Group Global Assistant Treasurer of Chrysler LLC and was formerly VP CFO/Treasurer of Chrysler Canada Ltd. He has also held positions at KPMG Chartered Accountants, The Hospice, and RBC Dominion Securities.

Mr. Fenn holds several accounting, investment, and corporate governance designations and is a former voting member of the Canadian Audit and Assurance Oversight Council. He has completed executive programs at the University of Western Ontario, INSEAD (Paris), and IMD (Switzerland). He has an H.B.Comm and MBA from the Odette School of Business and is currently a DBA candidate at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School. In 2019, he was selected as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the highest distinction conferred upon members of the accounting profession.

Appointed: July 2015
Reappointed: June 2019
Term ends: July 2021

Committees:
  • Audit and Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  • Risk Committee
 

LAWRENCE P. HABER

LAWRENCE P. HABER


Lead Director
 
Lawrence (Lorie) Haber has had a diverse career in the financial industry and the capital markets – as a senior executive in the financial industry with National Bank Financial and DundeeWealth; as a securities lawyer and partner at Fogler, Rubinoff; as a corporate board member of several public and private companies; as a CEO of Benev Capital Corp. (now Diversified Royalty Corp.), a TSX listed public company; and as an adviser to the OSC and to the Ontario Government on several policy projects relating to the capital markets and the financial industry.

Currently, he is Chair of the Board of Diversified Royalty Corp. and a board member of Eco-Oro Minerals Corp. Mr. Haber was a member of the independent Expert Committee, which provided its advice and a report to the Ontario government regarding the regulation of Financial Planning and Financial Advice in 2016.

Mr. Haber holds a B.A. (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.
Appointed: January 2018
Reappointed: January 2020
Term ends: January 2022

Committees:
  • Adjudicative Committee
  • Governance and Nominating Committee
 


CRAIG HAYMAN

CRAIG HAYMAN



 
Craig Hayman has over three decades of financial services and leadership experience. He has a deep understanding of how the regulatory environment impacts individual investors and companies. Mr. Hayman began his career in pension administration and investment. In 1999 he joined Edward Jones Investments Canada as an investment advisor and in 2004 moved to the home office as a General Partner.  He held numerous responsibilities within the Canadian division including leading the Products, Services and Marketing Division; taking responsibility for Financial Advisor Recruiting, Training/Development; and overall branch leadership for all 700 branches in Canada. He retired in 2016. Mr. Hayman serves on the Board of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and the Investment Committee of the Oakville Community Foundation.  Additionally, he was appointed as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Lorne Scots Regiment of the Canadian Army in 2017. Mr. Hayman graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.  In 1997 he earned a CFA charter and completed an MBA from the Ivey Business School in 2013. Appointed: April 2019
Term ends: April 2021

Committees:
  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair)
  • Risk Committee
 


RAYMOND KINDIAK

RAYMOND KINDIAK, B.Comm., LL.B.



 
Raymond Kindiak is a lawyer and corporate finance professional with over 25 years of capital markets, operational and legal experience in corporate restructuring, financing, acquisition and divestiture of public and private companies. Mr. Kindiak has worked at several Canadian brokerage firms, including Canaccord Capital and Research Capital, both as an analyst and investment banker. He has executed financing mandates in numerous industry sectors including technology, resources, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and hospitality. Mr. Kindiak has also executed corporate mandates as chief financial officer and in other senior executive roles including operations, corporate development and as legal counsel. He has initiated and implemented operational and restructuring plans, strategizing with company presidents, boards of directors and investment fund managers. With the federal Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals, Mr. Kindiak chaired appeals for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits. He served most recently as Managing Director of Sinclair Range Inc., a turnaround and corporate advisory firm with offices in Canada and the United States. Mr. Kindiak holds Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Windsor and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. Appointed: April 2019
Term ends: April 2021

Committees:
  • Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee
 


FRANCES KORDYBACK

FRANCES KORDYBACK



 
Frances Kordyback is a senior capital markets executive with more than 30 years experience in venture capital, investment banking and corporate development. Ms. Kordyback was a Managing Director at Northwater Capital Inc. with firm wide responsibilities and a focus on the venture investing segment of the business. Her primary responsibilities within the venture business included due diligence, valuation, deal negotiation, and value creation. She has served on many boards of directors (public, private and not for profit) and advisory committees. She is also very active in Women in Leadership, a group within Women in Capital Markets. Ms. Kordyback holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1977.

Appointed:  February 2020
Term ends: February 2022

Committees:

  • Adjudicative Committee
  • Audit and Finance Committee
 


CATHY SINGER

CATHY SINGER



 

Cathy Singer is a lawyer with over 30 years of business and securities law experience in private practice as well as an additional three years from the securities regulatory perspective. Ms. Singer is currently a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, where she has been practicing for the past 19 years and where she has held various roles in management from time to time. Prior to Norton Rose, Ms. Singer was at Faskens and, during that period, spent over two years at the Ontario Securities Commission on secondment as its General Counsel, and nine months on secondment as Staff at an earlier date. Ms. Singer’s practice and experience are broad-based, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, related party transactions and corporate governance matters as a trusted advisor to her clients in the mining, industrial and investment funds sectors. Ms. Singer is currently a board member of each of Osisko Metals Inc. and Osisko Mining Inc.

Ms. Singer holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill and an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario.

Appointed:  June 2020
Term ends: June 2022

Committees:

  • Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee
 

Cecilia Williams

M. CECILIA WILLIAMS



 

Cecilia Williams is a senior compliance, risk management and regulatory executive with extensive experience in major financial institutions. She has worked in the Canadian and global regulatory environments, having spent a significant portion of her career with global operations of Scotiabank and CIBC and the Canadian operations of a global bank, UBS.

Compliance and risk management have been a focus of Ms. Williams’ career, primarily in the financial services industry. Most recently, she held the role of Senior Vice-President, Head of Compliance for Scotiabank. Prior to taking on lead responsibility for the compliance risk management program at Scotiabank, Ms. Williams held senior positions in their global capital markets, wealth management and transaction banking businesses.

Ms. Williams joined Scotiabank from CIBC where she was Vice-President of Business Controls for the global private wealth management and Imperial Service businesses, with responsibility for operational, credit and regulatory risk. Prior to that role, she was Executive Director, Legal & Compliance for UBS Bank / UBS Trust (Canada).

Ms. Williams also worked in the regulatory environment, previously holding the positions of Director of Regulatory and Market Policy for the Toronto Stock Exchange and Senior Counsel, Derivatives with the Ontario Securities Commission.

In addition, Ms. Williams is a lawyer with a degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario spending the early years of her career as a corporate, commercial lawyer.

Appointed: November 2017
Reappointed: January 2020
Term ends: January 2022

Committees:
  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee (Chair)
  • Risk Committee
 

Heather Zordel

HEATHER ZORDEL



 

Heather Zordel is a lawyer with extensive experience in corporate finance, securities regulatory compliance and corporate governance. A partner in the Securities Group at Gardiner Roberts LLP, she is also a Co-Director and Course Director for the Osgoode LL.M. program in securities law. She is a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Toronto Hydro Corporation. She is also Chair of the Board of the Condominium Authority of Ontario, an administrative agency that includes Ontario’s first fully-online tribunal.  Ms. Zordel has formerly been a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario, a part-time adjudicator for the Law Society Tribunal and a Board and Audit Committee member of the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LawPro). She is a former member of the federally-appointed Expert Panel on Securities Regulation and a past chair of the Securities Advisory Committee to the OSC.  Her early work experience included a number of years working for the Toronto Stock Exchange. She was a contributing author for the Carswell book “Corporate Finance for Canadian Executives.”  Ms. Zordel has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a LL.B./J.D./LL.M. (Securities) from Osgoode Hall Law School, and is an ICD member..

Appointed: February 2019
Term ends: February 2021

Committees:
  • Adjudicative Committee
  • Audit and Finance Committee