ASC announces appointment of new commission member

CALGARY, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is pleased to announce that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has appointed Kathryn (Kate) Chisholm, Q.C., ICD.D a member of the ASC for a three-year term commencing April 1, 2015.

Ms. Chisholm possesses more than 25 years of experience in the legal profession and is the senior vice-president, Legal and External Relations at Capital Power where she leads the organization's legal, regulatory, government, stakeholder and media relations functions. A member of several boards, Ms. Chisholm is currently the Regional Chair for Legal Leaders for Diversity, the founder and Chair of MORE Mentoring Program for Young Female Professionals and is a member of the Mayor's Taskforce of the Elimination of Poverty (Edmonton).

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Chisholm also holds a Master of Business Administration. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010 for her outstanding contributions to the legal profession and public life, and in 2014 was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network.

The ASC also recognizes with gratitude the valued service of Maureen McCaw, whose three-year term with the ASC expired on March 31, 2015. 

Members of the ASC act as the board of directors for the organization, functioning as adjudicators of applications, disputes and enforcement proceedings before the Commission. They also approve recommendations for new or revised rules and policies applicable to the Alberta capital market.

The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors.  As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

SOURCE Alberta Securities Commission

For further information: For Media Inquiries: Mark Dickey, Senior Communications Advisor, 403.297.4481; For Investor Inquiries: ASC Public Inquiries, Toll Free 1.877.355.4488


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