IIROC Members Approve Board of Directors

Board Re-Appoints Chair M. Marianne Harris

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) held in Toronto, Ontario on September 9, 2014, member firms re-elected individuals to the IIROC Board of Directors.

As a result there are no changes to the IIROC Board.

IIROC's Board is comprised of 15 Directors, including IIROC's President and CEO, with an even number of Independent and Industry (Marketplace or Dealer Member) Directors. Two of the seven Industry Directors represent marketplaces and five of the seven represent dealer members.

At the 2014 AGM, eight Directors were re-elected to serve on the Board:

  • James Donegan, M. Marianne Harris (Chair), Edward Iacobucci, Gerry J. O'Mahoney, Catherine Smith (Independent Directors)
  • Jean-Paul Bachellerie, Paul D. Allison (Dealer Directors)
  • Tal Cohen (Marketplace Director)

Six Directors will continue to serve their two-year terms:

  • Mike Gagné (Vice Chair), Brian Heidecker (Independent Directors)
  • Luc Bachand, Sheldon Dyck, Pruyn Haskins (Dealer Directors)
  • Kevan Cowan (Marketplace Director)

At the Board meeting held on September 10, 2014, the Board re-elected Marianne Harris and Mike Gagné to serve respectively as Chair and Vice Chair.

"IIROC is fortunate to have such a wealth of skills, knowledge and breadth of experience on our Board. I am pleased with the stability brought by the re-election and continuation of this team of professionals, and look forward to the continuing insight they bring to the organization's work," said Marianne Harris, Chair of the Board.

More information about IIROC's Board of Directors, its mandate and membership of its subcommittees (Corporate Governance; Finance and Audit; and Human Resources and Pension) is available on IIROC's website here.  For IIROC's President and CEO AGM remarks click here


IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.  Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets. 

IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.

SOURCE: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

For further information: Lucy Becker, Vice President, Public Affairs, 416 943-5870, lbecker@iiroc.ca; Karen Archer, Senior Media & Public Affairs Specialist, 416 865-3046, karcher@iiroc.ca



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