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Governance / Board of Directors

FAIR Canada is governed by its own board of directors. The board of directors of FAIR Canada is responsible for appointing and supervising executive staff of the Foundation.

Current Directors

Preet Banerjee*
Stephen A. Jarislowsky
Guy Lemoine
Rossa O’Reilly^*
Ermanno Pascutto (Chair)^
Robert Pouliot*
Ellen Roseman (Vice-Chair)^*
Dawn Russell^
Marc J. Ryan^
Larry Waite*

Former Directors

Stanley Beck
Stan Buell
Bradley Doney
Neil de Gelder

Claude Lamoureux
Whipple Steinkraus
Glorianne Stromberg

Ed Waitzer
Laura Tamblyn Watts
Tania Willumsen

*Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee is composed of five directors: Robert Pouliot (Chair), Ellen Roseman, Rossa O’Reilly, Preet Banerjee and Larry Waite. The financial statements of FAIR Canada are audited, and its fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The auditor is Stern Cohen, LLP.

^Executive Committee

The recently formed Executive Committee is composed of five directors: Ellen Roseman (Chair), Dawn Russell, Rossa O’Reilly, Ermanno Pascutto and Marc Ryan.

Board Meetings

The board generally meets quarterly and also holds a full-day strategic planning meeting each year. In addition to the meetings, staff also consults the board on important policy submissions and reports. FAIR Canada plans to focus on four strategic priorities for the years 2014 to 2017.

Qualifications of the Board

In selecting the board of directors, the following were key criteria in identifying potential directors:

  • Knowledge and experience in financial markets
  • Expertise in law, financial disclosure and regulation
  • Representative of different regions of Canada
  • Representative of investors, with particular reference to individual investors
  • Reputation for integrity and acting in the public interest
  • No material conflicts of interest