The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada) has appointed three additions to its board of directors.

Larry Waite is a former president and CEO of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada. Over the course of his 35-year regulatory career, he also served as executive managing officer and director of Enforcement for the Ontario Securities Commission. Waite brings to the board a wealth of knowledge and experience drawn from his extensive involvement in policy development and administration at both the national and provincial levels.

Laura Watts is a senior fellow at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and formerly served as its national director. She co-chairs the Law and Aging team of the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly, as well as co-facilitating the World Study Group on Elder Law. Watts also is a past chair of the Consumer and Investor Advisory Council established by the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto where she is obtaining her doctorate jointly from the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Lifecourse and Aging.

Preet Banerjee is a former investment advisor, well-known across Canada for his insightful commentaries on personal finance and practice standards within the investment business. He is the author of books on RRSPs and on financial success, and an immensely popular blog on investing and finance ( Bannerjee also is a columnist for the Globe and Mail, a member of the CBC’s Bottom Line panel, and a television host on the OWN Network.

FAIR Canada is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to be a national voice for investors in securities regulation and a catalyst for enhancing the rights of Canadian shareholders and individual investors.