MFDA Announces Rod McLeod, Q.C., Chair of the Board

TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada announced the appointment of Rod McLeod, Q.C. as Chair of the MFDA Board of Directors at its Board of Directors meeting in June.

Mr. McLeod recently retired as a partner (since 1987) at Miller Thomson LLP. He continues to practice law on a part-time basis, including being a member of the Attorney General's Major Case Review Team.

He served as Deputy Minister, Environment (Ontario) 1985-87, Deputy Solicitor General (Ontario) (Police, Corrections and Public Safety) 1982-85 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Director of Criminal Law (Chief Prosecutor) 1977-82. He has served on the MFDA Board since March 2010. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and is Chair of the Governance Committee.

Mr. McLeod's impressive career spans a wide range of work, including responsibility for regulators while in government for several years, and acting for private sector companies that were impacted by regulators while in private law practice.

In addition, he is currently Board Chair, Bellwood Health Services Inc. and Board Chair, The Ontario Lawyers' Assistance Program (Law Society).

"I am honoured to take on this important role as Chair of the Board and to continue to assist the MFDA with the essential work it does on behalf of Member firms and the investing public," Mr. McLeod said of his appointment.

"The MFDA Board and MFDA Members will be well served by Rod's experience and strong credentials as the MFDA moves forward with its strategic objectives," added Professor Martin Friedland, Q.C., former Chair, MFDA Governance Committee.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 139 Members and their approximately 73,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest.

SOURCE Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Larry Waite, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phone: 416-943-5887 or

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