BURLINGTON, ON, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) announced today that it has appointed Wendy Kelley as its interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing Stephen Ashworth, effective immediately.
The ICCRC board thanks Stephen for his service and leadership in 2017 – 2018 and wishes him well in his future endeavours.
Wendy is a senior executive and lawyer who brings over 25 years of senior management experience to her new role. This experience includes both managing Regulatory Affairs for BMO Capital Markets and Canada's largest pharmaceutical company, at the time, successfully through substantial regulatory hurdles and serving on executive management teams with several Canadian public companies undergoing strategic change. She also has extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance and enterprise risk in highly regulated industries.
In addition, Wendy specializes in change-management initiatives to create strategic roadmaps to ensure long-term success, drawing on her wealth of experience, crafting unique plans specific to each organization's needs and regulatory environment.
"As Canada's immigration needs grow, ICCRC's mission of protecting the public and raising the bar on education and licensing of immigration consultants is as important as ever," said Wendy Kelley.
"We have implemented a number of successful initiatives based on our strategic plan to improve immigration consultants' oversight, support regulated immigration consultants and raise public awareness about authorized and unauthorized consultants. We are proud of our results," said Chris Daw, Chairman of the Board at ICCRC.
Wendy graduated from Queen's University Law School and has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Wendy also teaches at Osgoode Law's Executive LLM Business Law program and was appointed to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board.
ICCRC is the national regulatory body that serves and protects the public by overseeing licensed immigration and citizenship consultants and international student advisors.
ICCRC's federal mandate stems from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Citizenship Act which require anyone providing Canadian immigration or citizenship advice or representation for a fee or other consideration to be a member in good standing of ICCRC. Exceptions are members in good standing of a law society in Canada or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
Individuals providing Canadian immigration/citizenship services abroad are subject to Canadian law even if they reside outside of Canada.
SOURCE Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
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