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A trio of industry veterans is joining the fledgling Canadian Regulatory Technology Association (CRTA) as strategic advisors.

The CRTA, a trade group aiming to grow and develop standards for the emerging regtech sector, has announced that Barb Amsden, a long-time financial sector executive; Craig Davis, partner, risk consulting at KPMG Canada; and Rosalind Laruccia, AVP, internal audit at Laurentian Bank of Canada; have all signed on as strategic advisors with the association.

“One of the challenges of the CRTA is raising awareness and extending our reach and relevance throughout Canada. The talent and experience of these appointees will help us build our network and drive our mandate,” said Donna Bales, co-founder of the association and a member of its board, in a statement.

Amsden, who currently works as a consultant, has extensive experience with industry trade associations and financial sector reform. She has previously worked with the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the Canadian Depository for Securities Ltd. (CDS), the Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) and the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA).

“I am honoured to work with the CRTA in its aims to change silos among regulators, technology providers and industry into collaborative opportunities that will keep Canada at the forefront of the global financial industry,” she said.