OSC Announces Corporate Secretary to the Commission

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maureen Jensen announced today the appointment of Grace Knakowski as Corporate Secretary to the Commission, effective October 3, 2016.

"Grace Knakowski's extensive managerial and adjudicative experience, along with her expertise in tribunal administration and regulatory governance, make her the ideal candidate," said Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO of the OSC. "In this position, Grace will perform a vital senior advisory role at the OSC, supporting Members of the Commission in their statutory mandate as regulators and as a board of directors."

Grace held progressively senior roles at the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), most recently serving as Registrar and Senior Counsel at the Law Society Tribunal. Grace is an accomplished Executive and Senior Counsel with managerial and adjudicative experience delivering sound advisory leadership, strategic insight and business agility. Her areas of expertise include strategy and delivery, tribunal administration, regulatory governance and risk mitigation. Before joining the LSUC, Grace was an Associate with McGee & Fryer, Barristers & Solicitors where she practiced family law.

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

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