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The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) approved several directors to its board at the MFDA annual general meeting Thursday in Toronto.

Members approved a pair of former regulators — Les O’Brien, former chairman of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission and Barb Shourounis, former director the Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission — as public directors of the self-regulatory organization for three-year terms.

MFDA members also approved four industry directors — Patricia Callon, senior vice president and general counsel for Sun Life Financial Canada; Kirk Dudtschak, chairman and CEO of Royal Mutual Funds Inc.; Mark Kinzel, executive vice president, financial services, with Investors Group Inc.; and Michael Stanley, president of Sterling Mutuals Inc. — for two-year terms on the board.

Callon was also reappointed as vice chairwoman of the board, while public director Christopher Nicholls, a law professor at Western University, was reappointed chairman.

The MFDA also announced that it will hold its 2019 AGM on Nov. 28, 2019 in Toronto.