The Ontario Securities Commission on Friday named Lorie Haber. Poonam Puri and Cecilia Williams as commissioners. The three will each serve a two-year term.
Haber is a securities lawyer and former executive with both National Bank Financial Inc. and DundeeWealth. He has worked in private practice, and served on the Ontario government’s Expert Panel to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives, among other roles in the capital markets.
Puri is a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where she teaches and researches securities regulation and investor protection. She also co-managed research for the Department of Finance Canada’s Expert Panel on Securities Regulation, which crafted a model for a proposed common securities regulator.
Williams is a lawyer and financial industry executive. Most recently, she was senior vice president, chief compliance and regulatory officer at Bank of Nova Scotia. She has also served on the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s Ontario District Counsel.
“I am very pleased to welcome Cecilia, Lawrence and Poonam to the commission, and am confident their unique skill sets and longstanding expertise in securities law will help the commission deliver on its mandate for investors and Ontario’s capital markets,” says Maureen Jensen, OSC chairwoman and CEO, in a statement.