VANCOUVER, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Brenda Leong, Chair and Chief Executive
Officer of the British Columbia Securities Commission, is pleased to
announce the appointment of three new commissioners to its Board.
"I am delighted that Audrey Ho, Judith Downes and George Glover will be
joining the commission in the New Year. Together they bring a wealth of
business, financial and legal experience to the commission that will be
invaluable in guiding our securities regulatory policy and decisions,"
Audrey Ho is the former Senior Vice-President, Chief General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary for TELUS Corporation. She led TELUS' legal
strategy to advance the company's strategic objectives and business
plans. Audrey also supported the evolution of many of TELUS's board
governance practices that have been recognized as exemplary by the
Canadian business community.
Judith Downes is a partner, Corporate Finance and Securities Group, for
Bull, Housser and Tupper LLP and an active member of its Business Law
and Mining groups. Her primary focus has been on corporate finance
transactions, including domestic and cross-border debt and equity
financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities regulatory
matters. She has acted as counsel to a broad range of issuers listed on
both TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges.
George Glover is the former Managing Partner for Fasken Martineau
DuMoulin LLP (Toronto office). George practiced business law, with a
focus on governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and
financial institution law across a broad range of businesses. He acted
as principal Canadian Counsel on a large number of significant Canadian
and international transactions.
The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the
SOURCE: British Columbia Securities Commission
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