Richard Morin is the newly appointed director, Quebec region and government relation for the Toronto-based Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), the industry association announced on Thursday.

As part of his new role, Morin will work with IIAC members in Quebec. As well, Morin will take on the additional responsibility of acting as a key liaison between the IIAC and the federal government.

Morin has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets both in Canada and abroad and has held senior level positions with Landry Morin Inc., National Bank Financial, National Bank Securities and the Montreal Exchange (all based in Montreal).

The former regional director, Marcel St-Amour, held the position for three years.